Street illusions: Trompe-l’œil et jeux d’optique dans le street art
(Street Illusions Trompe-l’œ and optical games in street art)
by Chrixcel and Codex Urbanus by Editions Alternatives (in French).
Drasko has been selected as one of the 23 artists showcased in this new book on street art illusions authored by the pair Chrixcel and Codex Urbanus. just published in Paris by Editions Alternatives (in French).
In the chapter titled Anamorphoses or the Art of Secret Perspective, Chrixcel describes Drasko’s street visual poetry with a literary trace and sensitivity towards the the compositions, which she describes as “mini-mirages”.
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“At times, the antithetical subjects found in the array of sketches, playing between life and death, have an anxiety-provoking side to them. When placed at the same level, these jarring juxtapositions remind the spectator that anything can happen from all corners of the world at any given time. The worst as well as the best. Carelessness and seriousness, quirky humour and inversion of perceptions are the very heart of this stencil art, to say the least. Particularly, when considering of the enormousness of most urban trompe-l’œil works”.
“In a febrile urbanity that is always going faster and faster, where everything needs to be extremely visible and enlarged, the stencil artist incites the passer-by to stop for a moment, to lean in to observe the works closely, to take some time to breathe. The submerged, stretched, and suspenseful postures of these characters generate an appeal to the conscience and the refocusing on one’s self.”