Patrick Commecy - murals
Patrick Commecy was born on July 26, 1956. At the age of 7 he moved with his parents to Cameroon, where he grew up until he was 18 when he returned alone to France.
He entered the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon but left to found the association "Populart" which aimed to bring artistic creation to the environments to which it has the least access.
After 9 years of doing volunteering in psychiatric hospitals, schools for children in difficulty, etc he had a 6-month artistic experience in Mexico which helped develop the group’s ideas about the practice of urban mural fresco.
In its tenth year, the Populart association became “Cité Création”, which applies 200% of the post-sixty-eight precepts: equal pay, gender parity, rotating co-management, unanimous decisions, etc.
After 28 years Commecy broke with the group, whose radical change in functioning, objectives and values did not suit him.
After another year starting from scratch, he passed a DESS and decided to start a mural fresco company, solo: A.FRESCO. With his companion Marion, also a fresco artist, together, they have created hundreds of monumental public frescoes.
Patrick Commecy is based in Eyzin-Pinet, France, but travels all over the country to paint walls. Using the facade of buildings as his canvas, he captures the history and culture of the place through his art. Commecy uses trompe-l’œil, a technique where realistic looking scenes are used to create optical illusions. Commecy likes to incorporate people in his murals that were once real and so often paints many notable people from the history of the town the mural is in.