We always appreciate the repurposing and re-imagining of existing features in the man-made environment. Artists have myriad ways to reconfigure and transform the simplest of situations, and here in Porto, Portugal MrKas has done it twice. First he elongated this fallen wooden beam and imagined it as a lit match stick. Later he painted over his own creation, transforming the view to a human heart pierced by an arrow.
It’s good to see his imagination at work. He calls this anamorphic wall in an abandoned factor, “Still I heal”.
With his own particular brand of magic realism and optic art that is sometimes referred to as anamorphic, MrKas has a command of the fact-based world that enables him to fool viewers into seeing something else when they are standing in the right place.
A regular participant in Street Art festivals with commercial sensibility and the wide-eyed wonder of newly discovered adventure, MrKAS has a sense of humor as well, and he’s ready to play – at least with your perceptions.
Born in Porto and now living in Brussels, the aerosol painter has travelled to countries like China, Malaysia, UAE, Indonesia, Italy, Greece, Malta, France, the Netherlands with realism that goes askew.
Here back in his Portuguese hometown, MrKas
is spraying in multiple directions, playing with your perceptions some more in
an abandoned factory.