Infusing her murals with a cosmic affection, street artist Izzy Izvne has crafted an unparalleled artistic style that radiates her distinctive identity. The Moldovan artist combines calligraphy with well-executed illusions to make it appear that her walls are sucking us into another universe. It’s as though portals are opening up to a new dimension and she is asking us to come along for the ride.
Izvne pushes herself to make new universes every time she paints a wall. In doing so, she asks viewers to imagine what is possible beyond the grey cement of urban architecture. Staring into the deep, painted tunnels, it’s impossible not to wonder what magic sits on the other side. And in pondering these illusions, Izvne hopes that people become curious about real-life mysteries.
“My style is about the opening of undiscovered things,” Izvne tells My Modern Met. “Who can imagine how deep and colorful reality inside the wall can be? How deep and colorful the cosmos above us can be? How deep and colorful the world inside every anonymous person whom we meet in the streets, in the metro, in a shop can be? We lose so many moments of life around us just because we are too busy every day to stop ourselves and open our eyes and soul.”
By filling the world with her powerful illusion art, Izvne is spreading a bit of magic across the urban environment. Each wall is instilled with her energy, as she gives all of herself to every project and, in turn, hopes that this translates to the public.