As a part of the Stenograffia street art and graffiti festival in Russia, a collaborative of musicians worked to make an incredible illusion that seems to “divert” a selection of graffiti by a little automobile and garbage dumpster. With the assistance of a projector, the group painted the familiar white and gray checker grid.
Titled CTRL+X, this checkered piece is a reference to a keyboard command in Photoshop that deletes a selection. To create a clever illusion, the artists first covered the dumpster and car with white paint. They then projected a pattern onto the objects from a specific angle from which the illusion is supposed to be seen. Creatives used the projection as guidelines to mask off the white checkers with tape and then spray paint everything else gray.
This type of installation was also a creative way of addressing “garbage” in the country. Therefore, check out the result and work in progress in the gallery below!