Different art of the planet is mixing in the streets. As a kid, Portuguese artist Odeith kept drawing and dreaming to make it a living.
Soon attracted by tattoo, he started using needles concurrently with graffiti. He opened a tattoo shop in 1999 and during 10 years, experimented the many possibilities of skin canvas on his clients of Benfica, in Lisbon. But street art kept calling for his time and he decided to become a full-time mural artist. Odeith enjoys to play with perspective and shading effects, allowing to his creations a kind of realism and even 3D effect. His speciality is anamorphic murals.
Anamorphosis is an artistic process using a distorted drawing or painting to create a ’trompe-l’œil’, an optical illusion creating the feeling of 3D on a specific angle. This process was first used by Leonardo da Vinci and is now quite popular in street art and contemporary art.
If Odeith likes to cover the corners of cities with his name, he also does murals for clients such as Coca Cola and Samsung, but also does incursions on museums and art world. From 3D tattoos to 3D street art, there is just one step. And you, what do you prefer ?