Graffiti Artist Spray-Paints Giant Animals onto Plastic Wrap in a Forest

CelloGraff Forest Animals by Evgeny Ches

Most street artists use urban spaces as their canvas, but Moscow-based graffiti artist Evgeny Ches takes to the forest to create his art. Inspired by the work of French artists Kanos and Astro, Ches uses a technique called CelloGraff, where he stretches cellophane around two trees, and spray paints his murals onto the transparent film. Ches’s spray-paintings depict life-like wild animals—including a dinosaur, a polar bear, a monkey, and even a giant squirrel—that almost look as though they’re really living among the forest trees.

By using cellophane, the artist is able to position their art in any location, as long as there are two columns between which they can stretch their plastic wrap canvases. By creating graffiti in the forest, Ches reverses preconceptions of street art only existing in an urban environment. “The contrast seems very interesting to me when street art moves to [the] natural environment,” he explains. “Millions of artworks are covering buildings, bridges, fences.” Ches hopes that by using cellophane, his temporary installations will encourage other artists to avoid “spoiling any walls.”

You can find more of Ches’s work on Instagram, and watch his street art adventures via his YouTube channel.

Graffiti artist uses a technique called CelloGraff to create life-like animal murals on plastic wrap in the forest.

CelloGraff Forest Animals by Evgeny ChesCelloGraff Forest Animals by Evgeny Ches

By not painting backgrounds, Ches’s graffiti animals appear to fit into the natural environment.

CelloGraff Forest Animals by Evgeny ChesCelloGraff Forest Animals by Evgeny ChesCelloGraff Forest Animals by Evgeny Ches

Watch Ches create his Cellograffiti Dinosaur, and learn how you can create your own CelloGraff art.

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All images via Evgeny Ches.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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