Julian Beever: The Pavement Picasso

Julian Beever is a English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement since the mid-1990s that create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the right location.

Julian Beever’s Illusions:

Julian is also known as the pavement Picasso and he has been doing paintings all around the world for good causes as well as advertisements for companies. Take a look at some of his works below. Self Portrait of Julian Beever

The ‘make poverty history’ drawing was requested by Live8 to support the pressure campaign on the G8 in Edinburgh. The drawing was done in Edinburgh City Centre, how big does the drawing look? globe chalk drawing by julian beever If you take a look at it from the side, it is 13m (40 feet) long.
Julian Beever street art
The illusion of the Politicians Meeting their End was drawn outside The Bank of England and was commissioned by Channel 4’s Midnight Special for the night of the 1997 General Election.
Blair falls down the Well
His illusionary drawings require a lot of hard work, it can take him a whole day just to create one. Sometimes Julian’s art is not welcomed, a common outcome when starting a drawing in a new town. In the image below, you can see the Birmingham City Council (UK) closing down the drawing after an entire day’s work.

Many a times they also disappear under the pedestrians feet.

He has also made 3D depictions of movies, like the Transformers with Mountain Dew, Spiderman and Batman below.

Julian Beevers artwork, Spiderman

This drawing of Batman and Robin shows Julian on a ledge waiting for Batman and Robin to come and rescue him. He’s managed to create the illusionary effect perfectly well. Julian Beevers art, Batman
Julians Mountain Dew Advertisement
Below are some of the other mind-blowing street paintings Julian has done –
3D Boat
Julian's Wasting Water art
Julian's White Water Rafting street art
Julian's Swimming painting
Julian's Waterfall
pavement picasso beever drawings of a fly
julian beever water fountain drawing
painting of a frog street art

A Video of Julian Beever at Work:


Resources:

Julian Beever Gallery

Newsletter Signup

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and get the latest updates straight in your inbox!

Please share, it really helps! :) <3

3 COMMENTS

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

3 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest for Members

You May Like

7 Buddhist Koans and Their Meanings

Buddhist koans also called Zen Koans are a guiding light in the darkness of life. They have been used for centuries by Zen teachers...

Five Common Illusions to Let Go Of

“I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It...

Understanding the Soul According to the Bhagavad Gita

What is the soul? It’s a question philosophers, theologians, and humankind in general has been asking for thousands of years. It’s much easier to...

Breaking the Boundaries of the Waking World

Dreams are a beautiful reminder of the vastness of our sensory perception. Conceptualized to exist independent of the "waking" world as an alternate reality...

Julian Beever: The Pavement Picasso

Julian Beever is a English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement since the mid-1990s that create the illusion of three...

For Members

Understanding the Cyclic Patterns of Our Existence According to Rudolf Steiner – Part 1

Everything in nature has a cycle or a rhythm, such as seasons, or the rhythm of the sun and moon rising and setting. But...

McGee’s Guillotine: Beheading the Irrational

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day." ~ Lao Tzu McGee’s guillotine is an addendum to Occam’s...

Four Steps Toward Surviving a Dark Night of the Soul

In Seven Signs You May Be Experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul, we went into how we might know if we’re in the...

Freedom Without Adjectives: The Marriage of Anarchy and Fallibilism

“Our highest truths are but half-truths. Think not to settle down forever in any truth. Make use of it as a tent in which...

Shadow of the Overman: The Power of the Underman Archetype

“It is not society that is to guide and save the creative hero, but precisely the reverse. And so every one of us shares...

6 Ways to Find Your Life’s Purpose

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and...

7 Buddhist Koans and Their Meanings

Buddhist koans also called Zen Koans are a guiding light in the darkness of life. They have been used for centuries by Zen teachers...

4 Meditations for Raising the Vibrations of the Planet

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his...

Why I Choose Self Sustenance Over Veganism

Over the years at Fractal Enlightenment we have been questioned and still find stray comments on posts about not promoting veganism and being vegan....

7 Methods to Enrich Your Meditative Practice

"One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so...

The Power of Intuition and 5 Easy Ways to Tune in

“Intuition is perception via the unconscious that brings forth ideas, images, new possibilities and ways out of blocked situations.” ~ Carl Jung Let’s take a...

Heyoka Evolving: Updating Outdated Mythos

“As soon as the generals and the politicos can predict the motions of your mind, lose it. Leave it as a sign to mark...