Cellophane tape was invented in the 1930’s with the purpose of putting a seal on an amazing new substance called, you guessed it, cellophane. Now in case you aren’t familiar with the word, cellophane is a special type of plastic product, though don’t make the mistake of thinking this product is actually plastic. We know we did! You know that crinkly crackly substance that is used to make the bags for candy (especially those that come in boxes) crackers, and many other food substances? Yep! That’s cellophane, but it’s not plastic. Instead, it’s made from processed cellulose, just like paper!
By using cellophane, one of Russian street artist making several mezmerising artwork, the artist is able to position their art in any location, as long as there are two columns between which they can stretch their plastic wrap canvases. By creating graffiti in the forest, Evgeny Ches reverses preconceptions of street art only existing in an urban environment. “The contrast seems very interesting to me when street art moves to [the] natural environment,” he explains. “Millions of artworks are covering buildings, bridges, fences.” Ches hopes that by using cellophane, his temporary installations will encourage other artists to avoid “spoiling any walls.”
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