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Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures

Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures

Paint, paste and stencil-wielding creative types who use the urban fabric as their canvas are having a heyday. Folks like Shephard Fairey, Banksy and a whole host of others have had feature films, major gallery shows and endless internet posts chronicling — and celebrating — their efforts.

These still-illicit works often only exist as 2D forms on walls, gracing the sides of buildings, billboards, or any flat space in the concrete jungle. Brussels-based artist David Mesguich‘s installations bring a new dimension to unauthorised public art. He told me over email that his primary inspirations include the decade he spent “trespassing with graffiti”, 3D real-time arcade games, and a “link with the carceral universe” (his father was a “known gangster”, and Mesguich now does talks at French jails and collaborates with prisoners to realise site-specific pieces).

Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures

Mesguich’s faceted humanoids, made from recycled plastic sheets, range in scale from a realistically-sized person to a massive head. They’re simultaneously beautiful and creepy, off-putting but engaging. Actual reactions have been similarly ambivalent, with some of his outdoor installations lasting months, some weeks, and some destroyed within a few days.

Below, check out Mesguich’s process pics of putting a sculpture together and transporting it on the back of a truck to its new home in the open air. [Ignant]

Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures
Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures