Worthy of a double-take twice over, these convincing wall artworks reveal imaginary depths and amazing arrays of color … all seemingly hidden behind dull peeling paint and inside innocuously crumbling facades.
While he does not say much about himself, 1010 is both a gallery and street artist in Germany with a passion for surreal figures, geometric illusions and other visual trickery.
While the shapes are simple the shadows are incredibly complex, each layer built up with layers of color and light.
This particular series of optical illusion ‘holes’ spans both sides of his portfolio – smaller-scale works are framed and hung in galleries while larger-scale installations are set in rough exterior urban landscapes.
His other pieces that include characters like birds and snakes are of a similarly simplified style, but their cartoonish nature masks careful color and tone selection as well as time-consuming implementation.