Our first 3D street painting of 2018, 'Fire Snake in Glass Blocks' for Entrepreneurs' Organization New York.
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!
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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