French Street Artist Shaka’s Amazing 3D Graffiti Art

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One of the pleasant things about being a part of Flavorpill is that we spend a fair bit of time looking around on the internet for generally cool stuff, and occasionally we stumble across something that really blows our mind. So it was with the work of French street artist Shaka, who has an exhibition opening at the Alexandre Lazarew Gallery in Paris next week. Shaka’s apparently a mainstay of the Parisian graffiti scene, and the fascinating thing about his recent work is its three-dimensional nature — his work is built out in bas-relief from the canvas onto which it’s painted, blurring the line between painting and sculpture and creating a pretty dramatic effect, particularly in conjunction with the striking and colorful nature of his images. We’ve included a collection of his work after the jump — there’s heaps more at his website.

Street Allegory, 2010. Oil and bas relief on canvas. [Spotted via Lost at E Minor.]

Detail from Street Allegory, 2010. Oil and bas relief on canvas.

Déterminé, 2010. Oil and bas relief on canvas.

Attrapeur de Cauchemar, 2010. Bas relief on contraplaqué frame.

Stress, 2008. Oil and bas relief on canvas.

Survivor, 2010. Oil and bas relief on canvas.

Portrait of Lucian Freud, 2009. Oil on canvas.

Untitled, 2010. Oil and bas relief on canvas.

Self Portrait, 2009. Oil and bas relief on canvas.

Fan1, 2009. Oil and bas relief on canvas.