February 26, 2010 in Graffiti
Book illustrations: Often small-sized pieces of art on paper that relate somehow to a written text.
Instead of sticking to that format, Felix Gephart and Dominik Hebestreit decided to paint book-related illustrations on walls.
Both agreed upon the “Baron Muenchhausen” from August Buerger, a tale that has been illustrated numerous times, way back also by Gustave Dore.
When composing the sketches for murals, Felix often alienates parts from the text and visualizes the motivs of its characters, often mixed with a good portion of irony.
Both artists transform the drawings by eyeballing on the wall. Being notorious believers in study and craft, Felix and Dominik refuse tools like rulers, copy machine, photography or projector, which gives them more freedom in terms of motiv choice, perspective and final execution.