OaKoAk's Street Art Keeps It Simple

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He wasn't the only one angry at the roadworks
He wasn't the only one angry at the roadworks

The city is just one giant playground for French street artist OaKoAk.

Walking around French cities looking for his next canvas, it's normally not too long a wait - all he needs is a small imperfection, a puddle on the floor or a crack in a wall.

As with Nikita Nomerz’s street art faces and P183, Russia’s answer to Banksy, OaKoAk's emphasis is on adapting his environment rather than decorating it.

The results are blink-and-you-miss-them creations that are simple and playful – for example, a tiny tightrope walker making his way along a crack in a pavement.

“The less I intervene on the wall or the road, the better, especially if I can totally change the sense of the urban environment,” he told HuffPost UK Culture.

Heavily influenced by 90s videogames and TV, his blog provoked a bit of office nostalgia for Mario games and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Check out more of his transformations in the slideshow below. Our favourites are the rhino and wind-up mouse, what are yours?

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