The Excitement of Seeing the Work Alive
Beever’s pavement drawings take a life of their own if viewed from a certain vantage point, jumping out at the viewer. If viewed from any other angle, the drawing will look distorted. However, by now, people are aware of the kind of artwork he produces and the angle they’re supposed to view it from.
When people run into his artwork, they incorporate themselves in the drawing as if they’re interacting with it and take pictures, which enhance the 3-dimensional effect. Everyone from babies to adults has enjoyed being part of something amazing. With time, he’s gained a legion of fans who’ve dubbed him “Pavement Picasso.”
Recognizing his and his artwork’s popularity with the masses, large companies regularly commission him to design murals. Apart from flying around the world to create pavement art, he’s published a book Pavement Chalk Artist, which is a collection of his artwork around the world.
Julian Beever created an art form that lets people be one with the art. If you’re lucky, you just might run into Beever’s artwork.