Bulgarian Artist Turns Madrid’s Zebra Crossings Into Colorful Work Of Art


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Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
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Zebra crossings serve a very vital and useful function on the roads, but that’s where their relevance ends. They really aren’t interesting enough to turn heads or make a home in people’s hearts and minds.

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

But these unimaginative strips of white lines stretching across grey tarmac have been changed forever when they met Christo.

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

 

Bulgarian artist Christo Guelov has taken up the mission to breath life into crossings and turn these boring strips into a piece of art.

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

 

The artist has been going around the city to turn the crossings in Madrid into colourful pieces of art in his project called Funnycross.

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

 

His paintbrush yields stunning colours and geometric designs, converting these stale public installations into masterpieces and even a tourist attraction.

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

 

The writer elaborated about his project by saying, “Funnycross uses zebra crossings to intervene in the urban landscape. A bridge between two shores is the starting point of this artistic intervention.”

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

 

The project also aims at raising awareness for both drivers and pedestrians about the significance of road crossings using these boldly coloured strokes.

Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez
Pic Credits: Rafael Perez Martinez

 

What are your thoughts on these awe-inspiring pedestrian crossings? Comment below!

 

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