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By on February 7, 2012, with 19 Comments

We’ve featured the work of Kurt Wenner before, but not nearly enough given the amazing talent of the artist. In fact, in many cases, Wenner’s art appears to be even more realistic than many of the other 3D chalk artists we feature because he frequently opts to include a back wall into his works, giving them even more dimension. Take this installation at the Waterloo Station in London, for example. Sure the man on his couch watching television has a lot of depth, but by adding a truck full of 3D animals crashing through the wall, it’s easy to feel just as shocked as the man in the artwork.

Here’s another example incorporating a back wall to the artwork. Sure he could have stretched the piece over a long space of sidewalk to play with our perception, but by creating this ad for Celebrity Cruises with a back wall, the drawing looks right no mater what angle you view it from.

Of course, he doesn’t incorporate backdrops into artworks that don’t need them. In fact, adding a background to this reflecting pool illusion might actually distract from the amazing likeness of the actors portrayed in the sidewalk.

If you need further proof that Wenner is certainly one of the masters of his craft, consider the fact that he was the first 3D chalk artist to conceive of an interactive chalk drawing as seen in this photograph from 1987.

Zip-lining across a city street can be fun, but it’s nothing compared to flying across wild terrain. For those that don’t have the time or money to get away from it all though, Wenner offers a grand compromise with this gorgeous canyon advertising the beauty of wild British Columbia.

For more great works by Kurt Warner, don’t miss this piece in the Telegraph, or just visit his website.

  • Tinkertoy

    very cool!
    Needs to be seen in person to know what true art it rilly is

  • breandan

    WOW, those are so cool. The perspective is awsome, wish I could do that.

  • Care Bear

    OK. My mind is now officially boggled.

  • 1rBandit

    WOW!! some of the best i’ve ever seen…
    i’d love to see different angles…

  • Stan

    It would be much more interesting to see at least one shot of these things from the unintended angle – just to get an idea of the task the artist faced.

  • shinichi888

    Awesome! Love picture three! *Applause for the artist*

    Yay! First comment!

  • RN

    Mind-blowing

  • Ethan

    Amazing!

  • KMR

    First! ps great art.

  • Matjl

    Those are really neat. I really like them.

  • http://www.cityofkenora.net Ron

    Amazing simply AMAZING
    I WISH I had even a quarter of the talent these guys do or even the IMAGINATION!!

  • Kyla

    I can believe a lot.. but not that these are real.. in some cases you would have to see at least the structure of the painted underground. This seems to me simply a photoshopped picture.

    • Jit

      Great but such type of illusions is work only from one side..and if we see it from another side it shows its reality

  • Tim

    WOW! Absolutely stunning work by a true master. Almost hair raising (with awe) just looking at the photos.

  • MaryHall

    LLLooooollll

  • kasy

    WOW!!!!!!! I THOUGHT THAT MY COUSIN MADE THE BEST ART WORK BUT THIS IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL YOU ARE ONE TALENTED PERSON YOU MADE ME SPEACH LESS!!!!!!:) GOOD JOB HOPEFULLY I CAN BE ABLE TO SOME OF YOUR WORK IN PERSON!!!!!!!

  • http://www.salracing.com salracing

    This is simply amazing … fantastic works of art …

  • http://www.lemenbros.com lemenbros

    Nice, and incredible of that works. I wonder that how can they can do like that. They are super skill

  • Anonymous

    In the words of the great Freddie Mercury. . .
    “Sing it!”

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