by Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Art on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Australian-born graffiti artist Jimmy Cochran has painted walls from the Bronx to Berlin and is recognized equally in fine art galleries as graffiti street tours in London. Last month, Cochran unveiled his latest project, pushing the boundaries of his pointillist-inspired art style with 3D graffiti techniques.

Living in London, Cochran has been working on developing 3D graffiti for years now. He explains: ‘This is something that has been on my mind for a long time. I first started testing this style in my studio and recently took it to the streets, painting my first piece,’Girl With Spheres 3D’, on the wall of the Bird & Ballard coffee shop, at The Foundary in London’. A main challenge of the style, Cochran says, is making sure the work is equally effective in 3D and as a stand alone street piece. The Bird & Ballard coffee shop has been handing 3D glasses to interested passersby.