April 12, 2024

Edgar Mueller, a master of 3D street art painting uses the street as a canvas. His 3D painting becomes the perfect illusion if you look from the right spot. He paints over large areas of urban public life and gives them a new appearance, thereby challenging the perceptions of passers-by. The observer becomes a part of the new scenery offered by his street art. While going about their daily life, people change the painting’s statement just by passing through the scene. Edgar Mueller’s mind blowing art has been widely covered in print and digital media.

He is always looking for new forms through which to express himself. Inspired by three-dimensional illusion paintings (particularly by the works of Kurt Wenner and Julian Beever) he is now pursuing this new art form and creating his own style. Because of his grounding in traditional painting and modern communication, Muller uses a more simple and graphic language for his art.

Below you will find the collection of Edgar Mueller’s incredible 3D street art paintings. Edgar loves to paint three dimensional beautiful pictures where people can interact with. The audience turns to be the protagonist of the scenery. Along 3D street art, don’t forget to check out his other mind blowing work over his website. (http://www.metanamorph.com/)

Ice Age

In Dun Laoghaire the “Festival of World Culture” took place from 21. to 24. of August 2008. Edgar Mueller has followed the invitation and continued his series of large-sized 3D Street Art there. For the year’s Festival of World Cultures renowned German artist Edgar Mueller transformed a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene. This project was supported by the Goethe Institution Germany.

Edgar Mueller – a Master of 3d Street Art – needed 5 days to the completion of this huge picture. Together with up to five assistant he painted all day long from sun rise to set. The enormous illusion is reached by applying the anamorphic technique to a huge street painting. Around 250 square meter large this picture is part of Edgar’s newest project.

This is not real in ‘3D Street Art’

Walking on Air

Lets Jump Mom

I Can Fly

The Making of

Lava Burst

On the 30th anniversary (9.-10 August) of the international competition of street painters in Geldern (Germany) Edgar Mueller has painted a large sized, three-dimensional picture once more. He created a scenery appearing apocalyptic which invites the observer for proceeding in the picture.

Residential buildings and a couple of business are strung together. The look falls to an apparently quite normal street of a German, medium-sized town. But an apocalyptic scene offers itself to the observer. The floor has burst and lava flow into a raging sea there where cars ran once and the people followed their weekday. Nothing is like it once was. The superior elemental force forces its way. Appearances are deceptive.

For his paintingsEdgar Mueller uses the street as a canvas. “It gets thrilling when the observer runs into the picture.” Edgar about the real intention of his work. He offers his audience a scenery, which challenges to proceed. The spectator turns into the protagonist and creative element of the scene offered him. Mueller took pictures of those infinitely many versions of this scene. In result there are photo sequences, which deceive the human eye, confuse it, challenge the intellect. “Only on the photos the illusion will seem perfect because it isn’t in the context of the process of painting any more. There also will be snapshots where the illusion becomes an irritation – the scene exposed as scenery if the protagonist being at the ‘wrong place’.”

Jump into the lava in ‘3D Street Art’



With about 270 m² this painting is the first large sized project of Edgar Mueller. On the occasion of  the Prairie Art Festival in Moose Jaw (Canada) he turned the ‘River Street’ into a river which ends in a huge waterfall.

Feel Safe in ‘3D Street Art’

Close Up Waterfall

Brother and Sister

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