Graffiti isn’t all tagging and political opinions sprayed on the wall. In fact, today it’s become an acceptable artistic genre that’s increasingly being embraced by the general public as well as institutions.
While it’s said that all art imitates life, truth be told, some art is so astute in its illusion that it effectively blurs the line between both. And this tipping point of perception is where artist Sergio Odeith resides and refines his craft.
Helping to shed old stigmas of graffiti and welcome into the traditional art world, the avid street artist from Portugal has adopted the obscure signature style, which he refers to as “sombre 3D.” This technique combines angles, lines, and shadows to create an extraordinarily life-like effect. Sergio picks up right where the old masters left off, adding his own style and pushing the boundaries of creative expression to new dimensions.
Sergio launched himself on a visual quest for hyperrealism early on, and in 2005 he gained international recognition for his anamorphic art series, with giant spiders appearing to climb off the walls at helpless passers-by. Today has been asked to design pieces across US cities like Baton Rouge, L.A, Charleston and Lexington. He’s even received business contracts with major corporations like Coca-Cola, Samsung, and Shell.
Scroll down below to see more of Sergio’s truly stunning work or check him out on Instagram.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.