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Taking art to another dimension

Buenos Aires 2018 / Agustín Marcarian
03 Oct 2018
Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
The renowned Mexican artist Juandres Vera will make three murals at Urban Park in Puerto Madero. The works will be done with an anamorphic two-dimensional technique, better known as 3D.

Buenos Aires 2018 will be the biggest multisport competition in Argentina’s history. But in addition to having the chance to watch the world’s top young athletes in action, spectators and fans will also get to enjoy a variety of shows and cultural and artistic events.

Juandres Vera, 38, is celebrated worldwide for his hyperrealist technique, which he uses to convey concepts and reflections through rhetorical figures such as metaphors, analogies and allegories, among others.

Buenos Aires 2018 / Agustín Marcarian

The artist, a Visual Arts graduate from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico, will dazzle spectators who visit Urban Park to enjoy the breaking, sport climbing, canoe, rowing, BMX freestyle and basketball 3x3 events.

The three 3D graffiti that Vera is creating right now at the Parque Mujeres Argentinas will attempt to burst through the urban structure of the area and astonish crowds with their optical illusions.

It won’t be the Mexican artist’s first time in the Argentina capital: at the time of the football World Cup earlier this year, he created a 5x8 metre work which, when standing over it, gave the viewer the illusion of being in Moscow’s Red Square.

Buenos Aires 2018 / Agustín Marcarian

His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Mexico, the United States, France and Germany. Juandres Vera has obtained many awards for urban art projects such as ephemeral and permanent murals in two-dimensional mode and anamorphic mode (3D) in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, among other countries.

With only nine days to go for the first Olympic opening ceremony to be held outside a stadium and open to the public, Buenos Aires is getting ready and taking art to another dimension.

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