Trompe l’oeil Mural

Lots of wows here, amazing work by Collin van der Sluijs. Van der Sluijs was most recently in Chicago where he completed a tremendous mural in the south loop as part of the Wabash Arts Corridor that depicts two endangered Illinois birds amongst an explosion of blooms. He also opened his first solo show in the U.S. titled “Luctor Et Emergo” at Vertical Gallery, featuring a wide range of paintings and drawings. You can follow more of his work on Flickr.



Via Colossal Art.


  1. johnson catman says

    I am always amazed that someone with the talent can turn a two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional illusion. That piece really looks like it comes out from the wall. Plus, it is HUGE (should I dare say YUUUUGE?).

  2. says

    I know! I want to visit that in person, and run my hand over it. Amazing work, it really looks a though you could walk behind the flowers and birds.

    I think this is one situation where YUUUUGE applies.

  3. jimb says

    Next time I’m in Chicago I’ll have to go see that. Wow.

    (Originally from there, occasional trips to visit family.)

    Looking at others on the site, the Moose Bubblegum Bubble made me giggle. :-)

  4. jimb says

    Caine @ 5:

    Clearly, I don’t have words, either. Just incredible.

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