05/26/2013 07:56 am ET

Levalet Street Art: French Artist Charles Leval Creates Clever Paste-Ups (PHOTOS)


The French street artist known as Levalet, aka Charles Leval, fills concrete recesses and jagged sidewalks with black-and-white figures.

Levalet's paste-up people, which we first spotted on Colossal, end up interacting with their environments in interesting ways. In one work, two paper and ink fencers battle with a real umbrella, collapsing two dimensions into a single installation.

To find the perfect spots for his works, Levalet wanders around Paris taking measurements. He then draw his figures in black ink and inserts them around the city. "I needed some place to put my [video] installations so, I turned video into drawings, and I went to the street," he told The Huffington Post via email.

You can catch Levalet's street art at NUNC! Gallery in Grenoble, France until June 26.

Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at Levalet's clever paste-ups and let us know what you think of his street art in the comments below.

Levalet's Street Art
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