Muralist Odeith Crafts Engrossing Illusions

by Andy SmithPosted on

Portugal-born muralist Sergio Odeith is known for dazzling with his optical illusions created on walls across the world. He first emerged as a practitioner in the graffiti movement in the 1990s, before turning his interest to toying with how his subjects can subvert expectations from viewers.

“Early on, the artist showed a special interest in perspective and shading, in an obscure style, which he later called ‘sombre 3D,’ where the compositions, landscapes or portraits, messages or homages, stood out for their realism and technique,” a statement says. “Odeith was, in 2005, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field, standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90-degree corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect.”

The artist has completed large-scale projects for Coca-Cola, Samsung, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica football club, London Shell, and others.

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