German street artist 1010 show the real beauty of the city!

1010 (pronounced ten-ten) first began creating his hypnotic “portals” in 2009 throughout the city of Hamburg. These spray-painted murals bring a contradicting depth to the flat walls they are painted on, consequently turning the side of an ordinary building into an entrancing abyss one could seemingly walk into. Striking layers of color appear to overlap and yawn in succession, eventually fading into a dark and limitless center. While mapping out an external form, 1010 begins each piece from the center, working his way through each color, eventually reaching the lightest shades of color around the perimeter. The resulting polychromatic grottos disrupt the stagnant structures of the urban landscape, bringing a beauty and mystery to the systematic components of the city they inhabit.

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Dotillism in mandala stones is what McLean calls her art. 

Elspeth McLean is an Australian award-winning artist whose passion for colour and detail has evolved into a unique style of painting she describes as “Dotillism”. 

In what she calls Mandala Stones, McLean collects beautiful beach stones and uses them as her canvas to create intensely colourful and intricate artworks entirely out of dots. Elspeth only uses acrylic paints and a paintbrush to create her beautiful works, sealing the stones with varnish to protect them. 

The artist’s Mandala Stones literally sell out within seconds of posting them on her Etsy page. In addition to the stones she also does traditional canvas paintings and you can see much more of her work at the links below. 

 

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Artwork by ELSPETH MCLEAN

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What do you use to create the dots?

“I use paint brushes! Just your average (but very small) paint brush. I prefer size 0 sable brush. The secret is in keeping the brush is good condition, nice and round, no straying hairs and the hairs nice and straight. The creation of dots is all about how much paint is loaded onto the brush and then the pressure as to which it is applied.”

 

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How do you get the colours so bright and bold?

“Many many layers of paint! On every part of my painting there is a minimum of 2 layers of paint, and up sometimes 4- even six! This creates the vibrancy! I also apply the dots very thick so they retain their shape and create a 3d affect.”

 

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Street art on stairs

1. Creative Stair design

This is a creative staircase street art in Valparaiso, Chile which is available here.

Creative Stair design

2. Amazing project by JR

JR’s work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit. View his amazing art here.

AMAZING project by JR

3. “El gigante dormido” Barcelona

You can view this amazing street art here.

El gigante dormido Barcelona

4. Flower steps

This flower steps is available in Ewha, Korea. You can view it here.

Flower steps

5. Fifth Street Stairs

This photo was presented by Richie Diesterheft which is available here.

Fifth Street Stairs

6. Kingsbridge Staircases

Kingsbridge in the Bronx is known for its staircases, some with up to 160 steps. View an amazing art on this stair which photo was collected by Kassaundra. Get more info here.

Kingsbridge Staircases

7. Stair Art in Heidelberg

This amazing photo was taken by Trudi Lehnhardt which is available here.

8. Stairs of Peace in Syria


9. Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul

You can view this amazing street art of South Korea here.


10. Mosaic Stairs

This is a 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project Moraga Street between 15th and 16th Aves., San Francisco. You can view it here.


11. Dalì

This beautiful street art photograph is by rleigh. It is available here.


12. Dancing mosaics

Would you like to dance too?


13. Origami Street Art

This beautiful street art is picturized by Mademoiselle Maurice in Angers (France). You can view it here.


14. Piano Staircase

This amazing Piano Staircase art is by Strictlydih-zahyners. You can view it here.


15. Barr Crutcher Staircase

Artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher created the mosaic design, a colorful, flowing, sea-to-sky theme, with fish near the foot of the steps and birds, leaves and stars near the top. You can view it here.


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