Street art is frequently associated with graffiti alone, but the truth is it is probably one of the oldest and most definitely one of the most exact styles of street art. 3D street art derives from so-called street painting, and as its predecessor, its usually executed on streets, sidewalks, or other public pavement areas. 3D murals are also common, but less than pavement pictures. Artists who create 3D street paintings usually use chalk as their principal medium, so on occasion a synonym for the trade – chalk art – is used, while the usual term for the style is anamorphic painting.
The name 3D street art signifies two-dimensional image, which, when observed from a particular angle, conjures up an illusion of a three-dimensional scene or an object. Subjects of this style are vast and various, from single figures, to groups, from simple objects to elaborate landscapes that transform the entire street into a different world. Therefore, the common manner of painting is quite realistic, since the illusion is the key objective of the work.
Although the global debate on street art and graffiti is ongoing, 3D street art is largely beloved by all. It’s even often commissioned by companies to promote their products in an engaging way. This may be the case because this type of street painting is entirely ephemeral, rendered by chalk easily removed with water.
3D street art has many shapes and forms, it’s executed on both small and very large scale, always entertaining the people and frequently having an enchanting effect.
Modern street art employs this way of painting through traditional chalk art, but in murals, permanent graffiti and a new, fabric technique – graffiti knitting, which takes the meaning of 3D to a completely new level.