If you can draw this type of box, it is probably as close to 3D art. Some artists have the ability to take 3D art to a whole new level. Portuguese graffiti artist Odeith is one of them. He uses spray paint to create incredibly detailed 3D optical illusions. Those images will surely mess with your mind.
This Portuguese graffiti artist Odeith uses spray paint to create incredibly detailed 3D optical illusions that will no doubt mess with our mind. Odeith is a pretty well-known artist, he has over 450k followers on Instagram and he never ceases to surprise us. Recently, he stunned people with his incredible skill once again, this time by completely transforming an old concrete block into a broken-down bus.
Odeith has over 450k followers on Instagram. He is a pretty well-known artist and he never ceases to surprise us. He recently transformed an old concrete block into a broken-down bus and his works are really amazing.
Odeith posted a picture of the concrete block with the question: “What do you think is going to be painted this time?”
Odeith was born in 1976, in Damaia (Portugal). He held a spray can for the first time in the mid 1980s, but it was in the 1990s, when graffiti began its dissemination throughout Portugal and began to leave its Portuguese birthplace, Carcavelos, that the artist had his first contact with graffiti and its movement. His first experiences were sketched on street walls and train tracks and so the passion he had always shown for drawing had a newly found purpose and began evolving. Not long after, came the opportunity to paint large scale murals in Damaia, Carcavelos and in many social housing neighbourhoods, such as Cova da Moura, 6 de Maio and Santa Filomena.
Early on, the artist showed a special interest in perspective and shading, in an obscure style, which he later called “sombre 3D”, where the compositions, landscapes or portraits, messages or homages, stood out for their realism and technique.
The artist said that he wasn’t really inspired to create the incredible art piece after first seeing the concrete block – he didn’t even get the paint from his car. But that changed after Odeith got some sleep. He went back to the same spot the next day and completed the painting in 10 hours, using about 30 spray cans, and he said it was a perfect fit and completely different from all of his pieces.
Odeith was, in 2005, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field, standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90º corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect. In 2008, he decided to close his tattoo studio (which he opened in 1999) and moved to London.
Currently, back in Lisbon, he assumed painting as his main activity, having created large scale murals for major national and international enterprises such as the London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company, Estradas de Portugal, Samsung, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (football club) and several Portuguese city halls such as Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, amongst others.
Amid all the events he participated in, we highlight: Meeting of Styles (Alemanha), Museum of Public Art (Louisiana, EUA), MuBE – Brazilian Museum for Sculpture (São Paulo, Brasil), 1st Bienal del Sur (Panamá) and the Berardo Collection Museum’s 2nd anniversary party.
Below you can see more of Odeith’s incredible 3D art pieces: