Former NASA Illustrator Creates Stunning 3D Pavement Art

Kurt Wenner is an American artist who creates stunning 3D pavement art. Wenner’s works are so realistic that viewers often have a feeling of a real scene happening in front of their eyes.

Wenner spent his early life in pursuit of fine art, which led him to attend California’s Art Center. While there, he was recruited by NASA and accepted a job offer from the space organization to serve as an “advanced space illustrator”.

Wenner left NASA in the early 1980s and moved to Italy, where he wanted to study the art of Italian master paintings. While there, he came across an artist who was drawing paintings on the pavement with chalk. That’s when Wenner got the idea to start doing 3D pavement art.

Since then, Wenner created 3D pavement paintings across the world. His works are influenced by the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio, but also inspired by all sorts of different themes.

“My artwork almost always tells a story. I enjoy using themes and stories that withstand the test of time as they spark recognition across generations. I often use stories from sacred art, mythology, and music,” Wenner shares on his website.

Continue scrolling to check out some of Wenner’s amazing 3D works below.