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Posted on 4/16/2011 02:00:00 PM

Astonishing 3D Drawings by Kurt Wenner

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Kurt Wenner has been astonishing passers-by for many years now - but if anything, his latest designs are his most stunning yet.

The 52-year-old street artist extraordinaire, a former NASA employee, uses a clever technique that makes his creations appear 3D.

And his most recent works, ranging from Spider-Man in Japan to a Caribbean gateway in New York and a rainforest pathway on London's South Bank, are brought together in a new book.

'The pieces look real because they are calculated to be perfectly and mathematically accurate. It's exactly how they would look if the objects in my paintings were actually there.

'I use a piece of string to measure fixed points between the viewing location and the painting. This lets me calculate exactly how the perspective should be.

'It takes me around five to seven days to complete an average-sized piece.

His book, Asphalt Renaissance is published by Sterling Innovation.

Spider-Man in Febuary 2011 at Universal Studios in Japan

Pathway to glory: British Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins poses on his bike by A Forest Path in October 2010 on London's South Bank

Wenner created this visual feast in October 2008 at Waterloo rail station in London. Notes appear to float off the ground in The Moneypit

Northwest Fantasy in April 2010 in San Francisco for the British Columbia Tourist Board

Wenner used a pool in the ground again in Mexico in Queretaro, in 2010 when he produced three magi leaping out of water

Wenner first came to prominence with models who appeared to be gazing at their reflections in Curtatone in 1987

The cover of Kurt's new book Asphalt Renaissance displays some of his most memorable desings


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anney on Apr 21, 2011, 10:59:00 AM  

He's super talented!