Off The Wall

Italian street artist Blu has recently uploaded an epic collaborative animation project with American artist David Ellis. His creatures are brought to life using stop-motion animation where key frames are painted on walls and streets, sometimes at scales of ten or twenty meters, and then painstakingly whitewashed and re-painted.

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.

His painting style is something like that of Australia’s Peter Booth- nightmarish but comical. They range from discrete graffiti wraps on footpaths and alleys to massive murals that span buildings and streets. His two main animated projects, MUTO and COMBO, cleverly incorporate tricks of perspective and motion and his creatures seem to spring off the walls and cast aside physical objects.