Butterfly Specimen Boxes in Series of Murals by Mantra

France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of hyper-realistic murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into huge butterfly display cases in different countries, like Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. You’ve probably seen some of them since Matra’s murals periodically gets into the list of the best murals. Anyway, they’re too real and just imagine your thoughts if you wake up at the morning and look into the window – for sure, you will remember Gulliver’s Travels.

3D Murals Disappearing Within The Walls

German street artist 1010 paints murals that seems to disappear within the walls on which they are painted, each work an optical illusion with brightly ringed shapes. The effect is a 3D cavern on a solid surface, produced by 1010 layering 6-10 warm or cool shades on top of a dark background or center. He has recently applied this technique across the globe, including a mural for the Backside Gallery in Marseille, France and a work on a large public building for this year’s POW WOW Hawaii Festival in Honolulu.

Playful Murals by Swiss Artist Wes21

With a keen sense of humor and superb control of a spray can, Swiss artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) covers both walls and canvases with his playful sythesis of science fiction and the natural world. The artist imagines a hybrid spaceship ladybug as it blasts into the sky and pair of airborne lighthouses are revealed to be the bodies of ominous looking squid. Lienhard works in a variety of mediums from smaller acrylic and spray pieces on canvas to larger murals that often make use of surrounding objects.

Clever Street Art Murals by Caiffa Cosimo

Caiffa Cosimo, a street artist in Italy, creates clever street art murals that interact with and incorporate their surroundings, seeming to leap off of the walls and invade our world. Cosimo has worked on developing his photorealistic street art techniques ever since he moved to Milan, and it shows in his work – the faces in his murals are getting more and more realistic, and this helps them break down the wall between art and the real world.

Stunning 3D Murals by German Street Artist 1010

Today we want to show you some great wall murals created by German street artist 1010. He created several of his fantastic spray paint portals in locations around Germany, Panama, and the United States. 1010 brings surprising layers of depth to drab facades and blank gallery walls by painting concentric layers of color. The artist most recently had a solo show at 1010Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco titled “Limbus”.

Humorous Street Art of French Artist Levalet

French artist Charles Leval aka Levalet injects humor into the streets of Paris. He creates life-sized posters of people that seem to be interacting with the surrounding neighborhood, some playful and others more mischievous. To find the perfect spots for his works, Levalet wanders around Paris taking measurements. He then draw his figures in black ink and inserts them around the city. Next time when you visit Paris be more attentive and you will surely notice Levalet’s playful street art!

Stunning Murals by DALeast

Chinese muralist DALeast has its own style and it’s impossible to mistake any his art work as belonging to any other artist. His signature style involves a delicate interplay of unraveling ribbon-like lines that form his animalistic and human forms. The tigers, birds, deer and people he depicts are already bursting with motion, but the added line work seems to create an elevated sense of energy, as if the figure itself is about to explode.

Amazing 3D Sand Art by Ben Harkins

Ben Harkins transforms a beach into alternate realities by creating 3D art. Harkins explained the motivation behind his artwork in an interview with The New Zealand Herald: “We’ve seen other people doing stuff on beaches, but it’s always been geometric, flat shapes, like a pattern, so we thought we’d get into the whole 3D thing. And I kind of like the fact that it disappears at the end of the day when the tide comes in. It makes it impermanent.”

Playful Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloo and Blue Sky Painters

Iranian artist and designer Mehdi Ghadyanloo is brightening up the city of Tehran one wall at a time. With the blessing of the municipality, Ghadyanloo and his mural-painting company Blue Sky Painters transform blank, gray walls into amazing large-scale works of art. The colorful scenes are often quite surreal in nature, depicting extraordinary sights such as a man bicycling down a straight wall, cars zooming across the sky, and people walking upside-down on the ceiling. Many of the murals also interact with the surrounding urban environment; in one, raindrops appear to fall from cloud onto the real tree standing beneath the painting; in another, an actual apartment building appears to fold accordion-style in a bizarre architectural twist. Ghadyanloo’s imaginative scenes, use of color, and skill at blending the murals into their existing environments all make for incredibly striking additions to the bustling streets of Tehran. The artist, who has painted over 100 murals so far, says he hopes “to bring some cohesion or at least colour to the often confused and smog-smeared architectural face of the city.”

Photorealistic Graffiti by El Mac

Extremely detailed and amazingly realistic graffiti art works created by very talanted artist El Mac from USA. His beautiful murals and graffiti decorates streets of US as well as France, Denmark and Mexico. Take a look on his works and be suprised by their realism.

Amazing 3D Murals

John Pugh is a trompe l’oeil artist focusing primarily on mural painting. "I have found that the "language" of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the illusion, the viewer is lured to cross an artistic threshold and thus seduced into exploring the concept of the piece." – John Pugh. Check out these 3D murals and you will be suprised how real they look.