1010 in downtown Las Vegas. June 19, 2015 I Photo: PaintThisDesert
He goes by the name 1010. The Polish born artist, now based in Hamburg, Germany, is the first muralist to make a mark for the 2015 Life is Beautiful season. 1010's color forms shape an abyss, given realistic depth with a paint drop shadow, giving the viewer a way to peer through a wall in an illusion of a deep portal.
While his works are usually painted on flat surfaces, 1010 attacked these angled modernist walls at 211 North 8th Street this week.
1010 is the moniker given to him by a photographer when the artist was observed marking his work with 1’s and O’s, a reference to binary codes, said the artist in an interview earlier this year. He's in town after completing massive ground art through Galerie Itinerrance on the Paris Ring Road. Life is Beautiful murals are curated by Just Kids' Charlotte Dutoit.
1010 in downtown Las Vegas at the 211 I Photo: PaintThisDesert
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.