invisible street art by cayetano ferrer
nov 02, 2012
invisible street art by cayetano ferrer


a street sign mimicking surrounding trees as part of cayetano ferrer’s ‘city of chicago’ project

los angeles-based video, photography and sculptural/installation artist cayetano ferrer has re-interpreted the discipline of graffiti through his artistic
interrogation of urban objects. through his projects ‘city of chicago’ and ‘western imports’ he camouflages street signs and ordinary
cardboard boxes to mimic the surrounding scenery – rendering them ‘invisible street art’. ferrer creates the work by pasting high-quality
photographs reflecting the relevant environment printed onto stickers and fixing them to various urban debris around the city.
by photographing these pieces in situ, the resulting images articulate an illusion of transparency, prompting the viewer to look twice.


the artist camouflages street signs and ordinary cardboard boxes to mimic the surrounding scenery


by photographing the signs in situ, they appear almost transparent


ferrer creates the work by pasting high-quality photographs reflecting
the relevant environment printed onto stickers and fixing them to
various urban objects

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