Monday, February 22, 2010

Edgar Mueller

Know who he is? A street painter. Still don’t know? Look at the painting on the right. Yep, that’s one of his.

After stumbling upon a street-painting competition in Geldern, Germany, Mueller decided there was nothing he’d rather do than create 3D art directly on the street. He uses both chalk and paint, depending on the size of the project but neither are permanent. He likes it that way. Mueller is a performance artist, creating in the here and now. Anyone interested can stop and enjoy the show and even spend some time chatting with him as he works.

No, what Mueller paints isn’t graffiti even though it’s in a public forum as opposed to an art gallery. Due to the magnitude of his paintings he needs permission to work as he does. At times, however, he paints in locations where it is impossible to close the street to traffic. All part of the challenge.

I don’t know about you but I think this is damn cool. I’d love to have him come paint my street and then just sit there, watching as people discover it. Hmm, I wonder how go about arranging that.

To see more of his paintings, go here.

No comments: