Street art is an opportunity for artists to illuminate a public space generally overlooked by daily passersby — the side of a decrepit building, a small corner of a public park, or, in this case, stretches of railing.
Using paint, brushes, glue, and a ruler, German artist duo Zebrating creates images on public fences, railing, and stairs that can only be viewed from a particular angle. From any other side, the works are nearly invisible. The duo (who prefer anonymity) focus mainly on high-contrast human subjects — particularly faces — in a multitude of colors, citing inspiration from C215, Escher, Schiele, and Klimt.
They’ve adorned over a dozen public spaces in German cities Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Berlin — but not Dusseldorf. Dusseldorf police were not, on a recent occasion, fans of the Zebrating’s work. (“Sad but true,” they write on their Facebook page, adding, “But we will come back!”) The duo — whose name, of course, comes from the animal that is striped much like their art — encourages viewers to share on Facebook when and where they’d seen the public installations.
Photos via Demilked.