Odeith is a Portuguese street artist who started doing graffiti murals in the 90s in his home town of Damaia, a suburb of Lisbon. By 1999 he was a tattoo artist in Benfica until 2008 when he moved to London. Now back in Lisbon, Odeith paints 3D-style graffiti that features “floating” sculptures.
His anamorphic, perspective-based murals can easily fool people into thinking the bodies of work are actually floating. He incorporates both the ground area and the lighting surrounding the wall into his composition. The result of his style of casting shadows is truly spectacular.
“I have always had a passion for artistic 3D bleak, the murals always conveyed a message with pictures of faces, landscapes or 3D letters accompanied by a phrase,” he writes on his bio.
“In the struggle for recognition worldwide in 2005 I was pioneer in this original form to draw 3D letters on different surfaces, corners or 90 degrees walls passing to the ground creating an optical illusion effect (anamorphic art),” he recalls. “Graffiti has become my way of life.”
If you enjoy Portugese street artist Odeith’s works, visit his official website.
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