We’re bringing something different (yet still super inspiring) for you today. Sometimes it’s good to sit back and just relax, so to give you extra help with that, we’re going to show you eight amazing street art designs that are really special. What makes them so special? They’re all three-dimensional sidewalk art pieces.

Yeah, it sounds incredible and it truly is!

This collection has eight photos from a total of five artists, and we’ll talk a bit about them as we showcase their art. Check it out!

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” - Jackson Pollock

Edgar Müller: Ice Breaker

Ice breaker.
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Edgar Müller was born on July 10th, 1968 and grew up in Germany. From his early ages, he had interest in painting, having painted a couple of the rural scenes from Straelen. But it wasn’t until the age of 25 that he decided he wanted to make a living out of street painting, so he immersed himself in that world and traveled around Europe leaving his mark wherever he went.

Edgar Müller: Deep Cave

Deep cave.
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Müller took part in a festival called the Sarasota Chalk Festival, where he created a 3D painting that made history. That’s because it was a painting designed to metamorphose, and yes, you read that right. Can you imagine a street painting that actually changes from day to night? He used photoluminescent paints and it’s still one of the most impressive street paintings ever created.

Though we’d love to show you that one here, it’s hard to find good photos of it, so we hope you enjoyed Ice Age and Mysterious Cave just as much!

Eduardo Rolero: The Guru

The guru.
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Eduardo Rolero is an Argentinian artist with a lot of talent to offer, his trademark are paintings containing social criticism and satire. Even though his goal isn’t to make the painting seem as real as possible, keeping his artwork with an illustrative aesthetic, the three-dimensional feature really gives it a special depth that’s amazing to look at.

Eduardo Rolero: Woman

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The illustrative aesthetic actually makes his work looks like it came straight out of a comic book onto the street, which is really fun. There’s no doubt in the world when we say his work is unique and impressive. Even more than that, there are many possible interpretations for each piece with a social criticism, which is always interesting to spark conversations.

Julian Beever: Self Portrait

Self portrait.
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Julian Beever is one of the most well-known street artists around, both because his work is amazing and because he’s been creating his art on the street since the mid 1990s. All of his work is made with chalk and he actually starts by sketching on paper, after that is when he starts working on the pavements.

And hear this out:

Even though his intention was to be a freelance artist, his work was so good that he ended up with a couple of deals to create murals for companies and institutions all over the US, Europe, and even Australia.

As if that wasn’t enough,

Besides the murals, he also works with oil paintings, recreating classic artworks. And he creates collages as well. Among all of this work, he was able to release a book - called Pavement Chalk Artist - including photographs of his pieces from all around the world.

Manfred Stader: Car-ception

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Manfred Stader began his career in street painting around the early 1980s, when he started studying at Städel Art School in Frankfurt. Along with all the other artists we already talked about so far, his specialty is 3D art. I think what makes most people love this kind of art on sidewalks is the fun photos they can take when simply passing by on their regular days. Not only artists get creative with their painting, people also get creative when posing for photos with these creations!

Manfred Stader: Bird Watching

Bird watching.
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Did you know street painters used to be called I Madonnari? That’s because a common painting they did was of the Madonna. Nowadays, some people still call them Master Madonnaro - a title Stader got in the mid 1980s. Though we’d much rather call them “street artists,” that’s a title they can receive to specify their kind of art.

Here’s one more fun fact for you:

What’s really great about Stader’s paintings is that the audience can actually interact with it and see different perspectives as they walk around it - while most 3D paintings are made to be looked at a single perspective.

Kurt Wenner: Beowulf

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Kurt Wenner also started at an early age, being only 16 years old when he created his first commissioned mural - which lead him to be already making a living out of the graphic artist title by the age of 17. He is actually the artist who is known to have invented three-dimensional pavement art, isn’t that amazing?

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