3D street art coming back to Dubai with Kurt Wenner

Time Out Dubai has news of 3D street art coming back to Dubai with Kurt Wenner, for Dubai Canvas Festival (March 1-12) at The Walk JBR

The original 3D street artist will return to Dubai in March as part of the Dubai Canvas Festival.

Kurt Wenner invented the creative concept of images that seemingly carve great caverns into the ground, or indeed rise up out of it. As in 2015, he will once again create illusionary works on the sidewalks of The Walk JBR.

The world record holder for largest 3D painting has produced pieces in more than 30 countries around the world, always preferring to keep the nature of the painting a secret before he starts.

Speaking about his return to Dubai, he confirmed little about what we can expect.

"I will have three works that should appeal to the sense of travel and adventure that is typical of the multicultural and global nature of Dubai," he said. "I would prefer to surprise the public rather than describe the works in detail.

"Last year, I enjoyed my experience in Dubai very much. It was especially fascinating to see the level of optimism, planning and creativity on the part of the organisers.

“The multicultural composition of Dubai is a perfect environment for the interactive images I create. In many ways, it is a city of the future. It grows with design and intention rather than by historical accident. Therefore, the city provides a good measure for the future success of an art form.”

On his last visit, Wenner, who has also been the subject of the of National Geographic film, ‘Masterpieces in Chalk, produced a stunning piece of work capturing the historical Arabic pastime of pearl diving. The art showed a traditional abra, children frolicking about in and out of the water, as well as the more modern skyline of Dubai Marina and Burj Al Arab.

In total, 30 artists from 14 countries around the world will be exhibited along JBR during Dubai Canvas Festival. There will also be workshops and activities for adults and children.

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