452 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 01225
Aug. 7-14, 2018
Parisian artist Astro created his first graffiti art in 2000, and over time his style shifted increasingly toward anamorphic abstraction. He creates murals that integrate optical illusion and calligraphy, using the subtlety of shadow and light, strong colors, and perspective to his advantage.
Astro brought his perspective-bending style of street art to Northeastern, where he painted two coordinating murals on the twin walls of a building along Huntington Avenue –known as the Avenue of the Arts– across from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The murals feature cubes that appear to pop out three-dimensionally, while creating the illusion of tunnels disappearing into the buildings themselves.
“That’s like asking, ‘What do I love about breathing?’ I just have to do it. If I didn’t, I would lose myself.”
—Astro, when asked what he loves about art
Astro’s work has been featured at international festivals in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and Portugal.