In the forests near Moscow, artist Evgeny Ches creates illusions of animals and dinosaurs. But unlike magicians, he doesn’t use a magic hat to make his tricks, but rather, he has cellophane.
Inspired by similar work done by French artists Astro and Kanos, the Russian creative uses a technique called ‘CelloGraff’. It involves stretching cellophane around two objects – in this case two trees – and spray painting the unconventional plastic canvas.
Some of Evgeny’s past works include murals of a polar bear, a squirrel, a monkey, and a Velociraptor.
The decision to choose a woodland setting is deliberate too. According to Evgeny, he wants to show that street art can thrive anywhere – even places with no walls to paint over.
“The contrast seems very interesting to me when street art moves to [the] natural environment.”
And speaking of environment, in order to preserve the landscapes that serve as host to his murals, Evgeny does take down the ‘CelloGraffiti’. A few days after the images shock and unnerve passing hikers and campers.
To see more of Evgeny’s work, you can check out his Instagram.