2018 has been a great year for us taking 3D to the ground, walls, and even ceilings! Here’s some of our favorite pieces from our clients…
‘Respect Existence’, was a 3D street art installation completed in Baltimore MD to call attention to the children of parents and family members seeking asylum in the United States but being held in detention facilities similar in principle to the internment camps holding Japanese, Italian, and German Americans during World War II.
(above) 3D street painting artist Anthony Cappetto working on figures of four detained children of parents/family seeking asylum.
Above in the work, one sees the four children detained on a metal bench facing the US Flag, upside down, indicating distress. Each child is holding part of a mylar blanket issued to keep them warm, draped over a landscape at the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States separated from freedom by prison bars.
Beyond the prison bars is a Trump Wall free world with freedom and fairness for all, typically the policy of our Nation of Immigrants.
#Respect #Resist #Remember
Prior to our live 3D street painting project, we were developing a 4D animated augmented reality component positioning animated children holding placards of #Respect and #Remember while an ICE guard was programmed to walk menacingly at the base of the art.
Our first 3D street painting of 2018, 'Fire Snake in Glass Blocks' for Entrepreneurs' Organization New York.
This 3D installation recently completed takes a serious turn to show 3D street art's ability to bring a message to its viewers.
Art for After Hours 3D street artist Anthony Cappetto with Wendy Stum created the art at the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice, Florida this year as we have been regular participants since 2010 with many 3D exhibition works. This one was more important to us in its message and delivery.
This is a video clip we did during the event in which Cappetto is blowing bubbles in solidarity with our refugee girl whom an aid worker had given a bottle of soap bubbles to entertain her for a few moments, taking her away from the stark conditions around her.
'Refugee: Here but Not Here...' Anthony Cappetto with Wendy Stum
In the spirit of the Sarasota Chalk Festival's 2017 theme of Evanescence, we present the story of a refugee child. Amidst the rubble and desolation of a stop on her journey, she blows bubbles representing some of the nations with the most dramatic refugee crises. We selected South Sudan, Syria, and Myanmar (Burma). As a child, enjoying for the briefest of moments - a chance to be a child while sharing a message with the viewers. We the viewers hear and read about refugees' plights, but our thoughts move past them as we put down the information and move on with our lives.
They are 'here but not here...'.
Anthony Cappetto is an internationally recognized 3D street artist working in chalk, paints, to create thoughtful, conceptual works across the world. Founder of Art for After Hours in 2001, the first professional company designing and creating 3D street painting and mural art for corporate, festival, tradeshows, and exhibitions. Cappetto has brought his work to projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, UAE, India, Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, and across the USA.
Cappetto is also an Early Adopter of Immersive and Emerging Technologies such as augmented and virtual reality (4D) as part of his 3D street art installations in the USA and India.
Wendy Stum is Marketing Director of Art for After Hours, an avid member of the street painting art industry, and assist with projects such as these. See more about us on our About page on the Art for After Hours site.
At the LIC Flea & Food space in Long Island City, Queens, NY September 30-October 1, 2017
We were brought in by LIC Flea & Food to bring the 3D chalk art experience to the Long Island City community as part of the Queens Beer Festival.
All 3D art starts with the sketch... Here's ours...
I had the pleasure this month to be invited to participate in 'Part of Antwerp', an international art festival as one of a group of top street artists creating 3D street painting at indoor and outdoor locations along the Port of Antwerp. I was the sole American artist participating at the Festival. This is my 3D street art piece - 'A Puzzling Reality...'.
This piece in its concept uses a motif of fading imagery and approach starting with the puzzle itself. Viewers noticed a puzzle piece that had fallen out of the vertical panel which is actually the 'real' of the group of sunflowers in a field with dragon flies under a blue sky with clouds.
The puzzle piece at left falls onto the puzzle on the ground area in front of the vertical while I pick up another piece to put into place.
The puzzle itself fades away into reality in a similar way to different drawn aspects of the art themselves fading from completion such as the sunflowers, leaves in higher detail radiating from the seed centers to the grass at the bottom front of the 3D illusion. The dragon flies, drawn from the standpoint of a graphic complete the connection of the art as a cohesive 3D anamorphic illusion by Cappetto.
Thank you to my hosts, Part of Antwerp, the Add More Colors Agency, Nele, and the full team who made our artist experience exciting, fun, and fulfilling!
As created in Baltimore, Maryland, September 2017
In the spirit of moral statements buried in the guise of still life’s in Europe in the 17th-18th centuries, we have designed this piece to make a statement on our current administration.
From a base drawn in the interior samples from Trump Tower NYC Lobby, that is tacky brass, black marble, a bust of what I call the thoughtful (moral) person hovers. The bust is wrapped in 18k gold barbed wire, the left side of the bust has red, white, blue streams following the edge symbolizing America.
The Freedom is expressed with bright butterflies escaping the barbed wire – free expression, the strength of the Constitution and American Principles victorious: free. Breaking free of oppressive thought and behavior this current administration is trying to impose upon the American People.
Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum
The weather was pleasant, allowing us to bring our statement to life... Below are details from the piece...
There is the rough beauty in the art which expresses our message...
We felt that in this current social/political climate in America that a statement needed to be made in favor of the true strength of the American People against oppression, many different 'isms', and a recollection of our Nation's true ideals of Optimism and the highest ethical, moral aspects of our People.
August began a string of new, exciting projects for Art for After Hours starting with a whirlwind trip to the friendly town of Crewe, England where we participated in the 'Chalk it Up' Festival.
Below: Anthony working on his 3D illusion in the morning...
And at the end of the Festival, completed 'Betta Fish Kite', a 3D street painting by Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours. The art measures 12 feet wide, 16 feet deep, took two days to complete.
Back to new projects in Baltimore, Maryland and Antwerp, Belgium... More to follow... Stay tuned...
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Street Art comes in all sizes, concepts, 2D, 3D, and 4D all according to the concepts of the artist and of the clients we work with here at Art for After Hours. Check out our appearance at the first Community Field Day Event for the Battery Park Community in New York City on June 30th.
Below we have pictures of the full experience, one that tied in the conceptual street art along with a fun, engaging, ground event involving many young children or as we envision - the street painters of the mid 21st Century...
We find creating and sharing our creativity in street art exciting in the large conceptual projects and rewarding especially when we can share with the community; bringing the art experience to viewers and participants, young and older. Especially in New York City where we live as well as across the US and around the world. Talk to us at Art for After Hours and let's see where we can bring the street art out together.
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Anthony Cappetto, Founder and Lead Artist of Art for After Hours on not only how but why a prospective client should be considering us for taking the next step in the future of anamorphic and illusionary 4D art/emerging technology installations using 3D chalk and painted murals. Contact us for your next event, exhibition, or installation. artforafterhours.com