French artist Patrick Commecy is based in Eyzin-Pinet, France, but travels all over the country to paint walls. Using the facade of buildings as his canvas, he captures the history and culture of the place through his art. Commecy uses trompe-l’œil, a technique where realistic looking scenes are used to create optical illusions. What’s interesting here is that while these realistic yet fake facades trick you at first glance, some of the people painted there were once real. Commecy often paints many notable people from the history of the town the mural is in. Also be sure to check other amazing murals: by John Pugh.
I’m a bit confused as some of these obviously have photoshopped components. People and plant life in the foreground are identical in both the before and after photos. Are some of these just proposals, rather than actually completed?
Susan K.Sheahan – I think you are wrong regarding people being identical in the before and after photos, although some of the plant life, trees etc, and other artefacts, were there throughout. Having seen many examples of work such as this in France, particularly in Angoulême in the Charente, I do not believe that any of these pictures have been photoshopped.