Meet “Peeta”. That is the nickname, of an Italian artist, who created, a mind boggling 3-D abstract painting on a building. The building is located in Manheim, Germany and it was part of the 2019 Stadt.Wand.Kunst mural project.
“When painting on walls, my aim is always to create a dialogue with the structural and cultural parameters of the surrounding context, either architectural or not. “My geometrical shapes act as they interact with the surrounding environment.” The artist stated in his website.
For his Manheim project, Peeta used various shapes of white, grey and blue, to create this amazing illusion. The illusion that the building itself take a different form. That it bends this way, then that way. That spikes and abstract pyramids jut out. That recesses and weird corners give it quite a surreal look.
“I loved this building since the beginning and I tried my best to combine multidisciplinary skills to transform it while keeping its original taste.”
Peeta takes inspiration from design and architecture. He used to paint with sprays having walls as his canvas. And later on, with airbrushes, on an actual canvas. The time required to finish a job depends entirely on the project at hand. It can take him anywhere from one day, to twenty.
“I want to neutralize preconceptions and urge the emergence of new perspectives. My aim is always to create a dialogue with the structural and cultural parameters of the surrounding context.”
Check out some of his other work.