Mario Wagner recently completed his third installation for hotel and supporter of the creative arts The Standard. The huge image itself is a retro-futuristic landscape in classic Wagner stylings with imposing architectural elements devoid of any central characters. Here’s where the fun starts though – this installation in Downtown LA has an aspect that is new to us as it is an interactive “Living Collage,” meaning visitors first photograph themselves using the SNAPS app then insert themselves as characters into the image. You can give yourself one of Wagner’s black masks, and also insert other imagery such as UFO’s, clouds, trees and the horses his work has become synonymous with.
Sounds like a fun project to us. Below are a few pictures of the completed mural and also some work in progress shots from Mario. You can read a little more about how the app works and also a short interview with the artist on The Standard website here.
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