Edgar Muller’s street artscapes bend all kinds of perspectives
An apocalyptic abyss opens up on a suburban German street and a shark rips through the pavement of Hong Kong, while the earth splits, leaving a 250 square-metre chasm in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
News of the world? Not entirely. The German street artist Edgar Müller has been hard at work in a quest to reshape pedestrian mundanity in his ambitiously grand streetscapes.
The result is both monumental and intricate in the level of detail it achieves. His artwork is expansive and noble and often carries all the stylistic sophistication of a Caravaggio. What he does surpass the masters in, is his artistic generosity and his willingness to let go of his art, once his canvas is reclaimed by commuters.