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For Felice Varini, Belgian City Square is his Art Illusion Canvas

Ken Kaplan Executive Editor, iQ by Intel
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Swiss street artist Felice Varini, known for painting upon urban spaces, wants his work to be viewed from one vantage and one vantage only, prompting one critic to call his work the “anti-Mona Lisa.”

Varini’s latest piece, Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre, has found its home in the Belgian city of Hasselt.

Made for the twin-city art exhibition De Unie Hasselt Genk (translation: The Union of Hasselt and Genk.), Varini’s piece is slightly difficult to contain in any of the city’s galleries or museums, as it consists of a series of paintings along the roofs and facades of 99 buildings.

Felice Varini

As per usual in Varini’s work, there is only one particular viewpoint where one can see the project in its entirety. In this case, the Sky Lounge of the Radisson Blu Hotel, the highest building in Hasselt.

Standing in the lounge allows one to see a fantastic concentric illusion that envelops a large portion of the city square.

Seeing the work’s fragments on the street provides a completely different, albeit beautiful experience.

If you want to check out fantastic Belgian architecture — including an enormous brick cathedral — bizarrely covered in thick lines, this is arguably your best opportunity.

Felice Varini

Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre is on display through October 5, 2014.

h/t Street Art News

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