Peeta has transformed the facade of a private residential building in Germany with one of his large-scale anamorphic murals. The Italian artist, whose real name is Manuel di Rita, painted his geometrical design on a street corner in Mannheim for the 2019 Stadt. Wand. Kunst. mural project.
In his pictorial, sculptural and mural compositions, the Italian artist‘s geometrical shapes and optical illusion art act as they interact with the surrounding environment. In particular, when painting on walls, his aim is always to create a dialogue with the structural and cultural parameters of the surrounding context, either architectural or not.
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‘I loved this building since the beginning and I tried my best to combine multidisciplinary skills to transform it while keeping its original taste,’ the Italian artist wrote on Instagram.‘thanks to the city of Mannheim and the great people that supported and worked on this project.’
Peeta’s modern art is known worldwide for his Trompe l ‘œils style, emerging from the Italian graffiti scene during the 1990s. His work explores the potential of sculptural lettering and anamorphism, both in painting and in sculpture.
Due to his turn towards anamorphic painting, he chooses to transform also his traditional shapes in order to let them interplay with standard modules of architectonic structures, often changing them from irregular and smooth to geometrical solids. Italian artist‘s work is absolutely mesmerizing merge of art and design.