Art, News I 12.07.19 I by

This shapeshifting Mannheim house could be the work of MC Escher

Swirling staircases appear to pop from the side of a building in southwest Germany – the handiwork of Italian artist Peeta, aka Manuel Di Rita, who’s daubed the corner home in blue and white paint to create the MC Escher-like illusion.

The house is part of the annual art project Stadt.Wand.Kunst, which invites street artists to Mannheim in Baden-Württemberg, where they convert otherwise unexceptional facades into giant murals.


Peeta often uses layers of paint to create the effect of new architectural elements on existing buildings. For this project he’s added curved shapes and deep hollows, using inky paint to give the impression of bulges and contours.

Elsewhere in the city visitors can see a Memphis-style piece by graffiti duo Low Bros and an alternative version of the world map by Finnish artist EGS.

Zehntstr. 1, 68169 Mannheim

1010, 'Focus On The Good,' (2018) Mittelstr. 9, 68169 Mannheim Photography: Alexander Krziwanie / Stadt.Wand.Kunst
1010, ‘Focus On The Good,’ (2018) Mittelstr. 9, 68169 Mannheim. Photography: Alexander Krziwanie / Stadt.Wand.Kunst
EGS, 'Old New World Order, (2018). Einraumhaus am Alten Messplatz, 68167 Mannheim Photography: Alexander Krziwanie / Stadt.Wand.Kunst
EGS, ‘Old New World Order, (2018). Einraumhaus am Alten Messplatz, 68167 Mannheim. Photography: Alexander Krziwanie / Stadt.Wand.Kunst
LOW BROS "New Wave" (2017) F5, 12, 68159 Mannheim Photo: Manuel Wagner / Stadt.Wand.Kunst
LOW BROS “New Wave” (2017). F5, 12, 68159 Mannheim. Photography: Manuel Wagner / Stadt.Wand.Kunst

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