I recently got at few images of this new mural by Romanian artist LostOptics recently painted for this year’s Sibiu International Street ART Festival in Sibiu, Romania.

Titled “Gestaltism” and painted at Colegiul National Pedagogic Andrei Saguna in Sibiu, the new mural is characteristic of LostOptics work focusing on a bright colour palette, and his love for graffiti and geometry.
The new mural is, according to the artist,  an expression of Post-Graffiti where the traditional lettering is defragmented into glitched and pixeled elements. Conceptual and decorative, the new mural proposes an interpretation of urban art in the context of new media.

Since he started painting in the streets of his hometown Bucharest, his style has developed from basic geometric shapes to more complex ones. Adding digital influences and always keeping in mind the context in with is painted so the piece can be experienced as a part of something bigger.
Within the past years he also developed a constructivist, three-dimensional and sometimes labyrinthic style dominated by symmetry as well as defined shapes and line work that activate the compositions and add a digital effect to them.

About the artist

With a strong, self-taught background in graffiti and post-graffiti art, Lost.Optics is a Romanian artist whose style can be described as a constructivist, futuristic style with digital art influences. The combination of bright colours, specific geometry and peculiar modeling of the whole suggest the artists sophisticated aesthetic approach. He started writing in the streets of his hometown back in 2001, but it was ten years later when his career started to kick off. Without a formal art education, his work is based on his sense of experimenting, urban exploration, as well as his love for geometry, always trying to give more potential to decaying industrial spaces with different surfaces and textures. He currently works and lives in Bucharest.


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Fran

Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.