French Artist Levalet Inks Imaginary Scenes onto Parisian Buildings

A curved street grate becomes an umbrella for a shepherd and his sheep, and a construction site is transformed into a fortress for mop-wielding guards in the interactive street art of French artist Charles Leval, better known as Levalet. Seeking inspiration from the Parisian streets, Levalet is known for his site-specific, India ink drawings that playfully interact with their surrounding architecture. “Topography is very important for me, this is why I always check a place out before I work on it,” Levalet said in an interview with Underground Paris. “I try to mix the world of representation with the real world by playing on the physical cohesion of the situations I put up. Architecture supports my work. Then I work on staging the artwork with photographs.”

See a selection of Levalet’s work after the break and check out his personal website and Facebook page to learn more.

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Minotaure. Image © Levalet
Energy drink. Image © Levalet
Pastorale. Image © Levalet
Portes ouvertes. Image © Levalet
Reload. Image © Levalet
Palimpseste. Image © Levalet
Patience. Image © Levalet
Le siècle des lumières. Image © Levalet
Fortress. Image © Levalet
Rapt. Image © Levalet
Information. Image © Levalet
The factory. Image © Levalet
Fate. Image © Levalet

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "French Artist Levalet Inks Imaginary Scenes onto Parisian Buildings" 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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