One Artist's Vibrant Murals Look Like They'll Transport You Into Another World

Beyond cool.

Upon first glance, it looks like German artist 1010's murals are vibrant transports into another dimension.

Seriously, how can this be a FLAT painting??

Or this?!

According to 1010's Facebook, he debuted a solo show, "Limbus" at the Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco in February.

In an interview with the gallery, 1010 told assistant director Megan Cerminaro:

The name [1010] was given to me by a hamburg-based photographer when I first started making pasteups around 10 years ago. I was working with minimal characters made out of old newspapers that I pasted around the city... the only thing I did was marking the characters with a 1 or a 0, just to make a connection between their behavior, the letters and words that were used in the newspaper and binary code.

In the interview, 1010 also explains the trick to his portal-like art is "painting a shadow."

Check out more from 1010 below:

You can find 1010's work on his website and Facebook page.

(H/T: This Is Colossal)

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