Street artist Charles Leval, aka Levalet, is the mastermind behind these cleverly placed wheat paste characters that interact with their surrounding environments. Located along the streets of Paris, each scene begins as a playful concept sketched on a piece of paper, and then comes to life through Levalet’s perfectly arranged black and white drawings combined with the inventive alignment of some simple props.
The artist has a talent for creating incredibly realistic depictions of people doing all kinds of wacky activities like hanging from pipes, dancing on concrete blocks, and dangling from ledges, as well as just hanging out with a glass of wine at an open window. As pedestrians in the 5th district of Paris, the streets become a lively place filled with surprises around every corner. Levalet’s strong lights and shadows produce visually intriguing textures and immense details that will have viewers reaching out to confirm that they are, in fact, looking at a drawing on a wall and not actually a real life person.