If you happen to pass by Braga last1’s 3D street art you can’t help and take a minute to admire the works of art. The talented 33-year-old street artist’s real name is Tom Bragado Blanco and he resides in Marseille, France. This is his most recent artwork which is a giant sphynx cat that he decided to blend into the middle of a field.
The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of fur. The hairlessness in cats is a naturally occurring genetic but the Sphyx cat as a breed was developed through selective breeding. In Blanco’s artwork, the cat is the focal point of his optical illusion. What is most unusual is the medium in which he chose for his artwork, an old gas tank. The gas tank disappears and becomes an mind-bending 3D painting resulting with a giant, gray sphynx cat hiding in the grass and looking at a dog whose owner is trying to keep him away from the cat.
Blanco has been drawing since childhood and is a self-taught artist. Passionate about street art, he began his career by customizing T-shirts, sneakers, and caps and later on received many individual orders such as frescoes for children’s rooms, trompe-l’oeil in public places, etc. He has created artworks for hotels, various theaters, restaurants, and businesses.
For his street art, Braga uses a technique called aerography, which he learned in 2011. Aerography is a surrealist method in which a stencil used in spraypainting is replaced by a three-dimensional object. This method is mostly used to decorate tiles from the Victorian era and in the works of Man Ray, but Braga has adapted it to create his own unique artworks.
Here are some more works by this Braga: