Artist Christo Guelov’s spirited new series has transformed some of Madrid’s pedestrian crosswalks from mundane to magical.
Write-up from My Modern Met:
The artist’s purpose in all his work is “to inquire into ‘something’ apparently non-existent or invisible to others and to provide it with real presence.” Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Guelov has a larger vision for his seemingly innocent zebra crossing series. His goal is to use the visual impact of the crosswalk to improve both driver and pedestrian focus, thus enhancing respect for pedestrian safety. Perhaps, his zany designs will also encourage more people to leave their cars at home and tour their city by foot.
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