Graffiti and street art can certainly look awesome, but this Russian artist decided to take it to a whole new level. Meet Evgeny Ches, the man who is known for his works of so-called ‘cellograffiti’, which involve him painting on none other than plastic wrap. Cellophane is his canvas.
The sprayed drawings and paintings work surprisingly well on the cellophane plastic, and he even introduces a special artistic element by using nature as his background. It’s visually unique, shocking and incredibly special. This man would certainly win a few originality contests with these amazing spray-painted art pieces.
Before he introduced us to sprayed animals in the middle of Mother Nature, Evgeny also created street art graffiti on cellophane back in 2014. The mix of the transparent plastic, detailed paintings, and fitting or even contrasting backgrounds is truly something special.
“Some years ago I saw some guys, who [were] painting on transparent film fixing between, as I can remember, two columns,” the Russian artist explained in a video.
“The idea to paint on film belongs to the French artist Kanos and later he and his friend Astro developed cellograff. I find this technology interesting and I decided to borrow this idea and use it in my paintings. This contrast seems very interesting to me when street art moves to a natural environment, and this contrast and harmony at the same time are combined in photo in a very unusual way.”
A rat in the middle of the street, an adorable squirrel sitting in the woods, a fierce polar bear lurking for prey or even an angry-looking dinosaur between two trees: this man’s imagination has very little limits and all of the animals are stunning.
Some people are even confused when they see the animals for the first time, as the transparent film isn’t clearly visible from a distance. Evgeny’s work of a chimp playing around with a can of spray paint is definitely one of the more remarkable pieces in his cellograffiti series.
The man used regular plastic wrap used to store food at first but quickly switched to more transparent industrial film to achieve better results.
“When I tried to paint the first time, I didn’t even understand what the film was and used food film, about ten rolls. And later, I was told that engineering film is used. It is dense and keeps its transparency. It’s important because I don’t paint any backgrounds in my works.”
“I think cellograffiti is a very interesting thing. It can be used in many ways, from small festivals on the film fixed between columns,” he concludes.
Stunning pieces of art!
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