New East Digital Archive

Meet the Moscow artist bringing street art to Russia’s forests

2 January 2018

Moscow-based artist Evgeny Ches is bringing an urban edge to Russia’s woodlands by reimagining the traditional street art canvas.

Shunning walls and concrete for cellophane, Ches creates his semi-transparent canvas by wrapping sheets of plastic across different trees. He then creates images which inject a touch of magic into the woodland landscape: including dinosaurs, polar bears, and giant woodland creatures.

Once the photos are taken, Ches dismantles his work, ensuring that the natural landscape remains untouched and unspoiled.

You can find more of Ches’ work on his Instagram here.