Edgar Mueller is master of three-dimensional illusion street art. He uses washable paint or chalk with the street as his huge canvas. If one looks from the right spot, his three-dimensional paintings becomes the perfect illusions. He paints over large areas of urban public life and gives them a new appearance, thereby challenging the perceptions of those who pass by. Most are drawn into the illusion and take great pains to walk around it, so they won’t “fall” in.
Included in this gallery is Ice Age, which took five days to complete, Lava Burst, Waterfall and three sets of caves. The Cave Project was painted in the streets of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Slovenia. Be it an apocalyptic lava scene or a more tranquil waterfall, Mueller has a terrific outlook when asked, What happens if it rains? Mueller said, “Then I leave and paint a new picture tomorrow. This is often the best thing the street painters can do, because even a few drops can destroy a picture in seconds which often needed days to be painted.”