The Artist Who Transforms French Towns

The phrases ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’ can often have negative connotations associated with vandalism and gangs, but talented French artist, Patrick Commecy, has managed to turn those outdated views on their head and transformed street art into a thing of beauty. Commecy paints windows, doors, balconies and people onto the side of tired, plain buildings to bring them back to life, and his art is causing quite a stir. The Frenchman and his team of artists have transformed facades across the whole of France, with local celebrities and famous figures throughout history often incorporated into the scenes. Click through the following slides to see his magic at work.