Jun 15, 2012

Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

 

Cayetano Ferrer is a Los Angeles-based video, photography and sculptural/installation artist. Cayetano received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2010. With two exhibitions in L.A and one in Dusseldorf, Germany, his future is looking bright.

In the gallery below we highlight two wonderful series from Cayetano that transform both street signs and cardboard boxes into fully-transparent objects that would cause any passerby to do a double-take. In his series entitled City of Chicago (2004-2006), Cayetano pasted high-quality photographs printed onto stickers and affixed them to existing street signs. By photographing the trees, buildings and sky directly behind these signs, he could then achieve an incredible transparency effect in the real world.

In an evolution from his City of Chicago series, Cayetano followed up with Western Imports (2007-2008), swapping street signs for cardboard boxes. The results are truly amazing, and exactly something I’d love to unexpectedly see walking down a street. The Sifter salutes you Cayetano, keep up the awesome work!

 

 

 

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street sign that looks transparent, shows trees behind sign as if see through

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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street sign pasted with photo of background so it looks transparent

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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carboard box with printed stickers on sides to make it look fully transparent

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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street sign looks transparent with trees behind it visible using stickers and printed photos

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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carboard box looks see through can see background

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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seemingly transparent street sign shows brick wall behind it using photos printed on stickers

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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see through transparent invisible boxes by cayetano ferrer 2 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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street sign that appears to be transparent but it not

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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see through cardboard box trick using photos printed onto stickers

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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transparent invisible street signs by cayetano ferrer 4 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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see through street sign shows building behind it

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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see through transparent invisible boxes by cayetano ferrer 3 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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transparent invisible street signs by cayetano ferrer 6 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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see through transparent invisible boxes by cayetano ferrer 1 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

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transparent invisible street signs by cayetano ferrer 5 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

Artwork and Photography by Cayetano Ferrer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1939 pontiac plexiglass ghost car see through 12 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

 

 

 

 

fully transparent house tokyo japan sou fujimoto architects 4 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

 

 

 

 

invisible sunken bridge the netherlands holland moses bridge 8 Artist Turns Street Signs and Boxes Into Transparent Objects

 

 

 

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