Saturday, May 1, 2010

A mural is usually known as a large picture painted or affixed directly on a wall or ceiling.  John Pugh is a specialist in 3D Murals. His breathtaking 3d murals are now on show at various places around the world.    By fully integrating his art into the architecture, the viewer is perplexed as to where reality begins. Once captivated, the viewer enters into another dimension of time and place.
Pugh is a master of architectural trompe l’oeil.   It’s an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting.
John Pugh’s creative energy, easy manner, and ability to articulate the client’s concepts into a singular solution for each site, make him a favorite choice among private collectors as well as architects and designers.

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Main Street , Los Gatos , California . Even the woman peering into the ruin is part of the mural.
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Taylor Hall, California State University, Chico , California . The Doric-style columns are actually nothing but paint.
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Honolulu , Hawaii . This mural took two months of studio work to plan and another six months to execute with the help of 11 other artists. Featured are Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands , and Duke Kahanamoku, the ultimate father of surfing.
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This mural at the Cafe e Trompe Loeil, San Jose , California , is entitled Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating Life. This customer doesn’t leave at closing time
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Twenty-nine Palms, California . Valentine the bull and a patient buzzard are waiting for the artist to awake.
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Bay in a Bottle , Santa Cruz , California . The passer-by is part of the mural.
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Looks like a nice spot to rest your weary feet on a sidewalk in front of the Sarasota County Health Center, Florida.
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A man Slowing Down to Take a Look in Winslow , Arizona . Included, of course, is “a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford slowing down to take a look at me.”
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