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Portrait of Christophe Koziel, the master of trompe l'oeil

Portrait of Christophe Koziel, the master of trompe l'oeil

After several years of advice in creation and digital printing with major French retail chains, Christophe Koziel has decided to combine his expertise with his passion for decoration and old objects. Today, those who stage showcases for stores such as Monoprix, Naf-Naf and even Kookaï make accessible to everyone their art of dramatization with what they call their "visual impostures". The design he created is based on the art of trompe l'oeil. Explanations. Christophe Koziel's technique is simple and effective: the creator photographs objects unearthed from antique dealers such as dressers, frames, headboards, books or even fireplaces, then he works his photos by computer while keeping track time on objects. The sham must be total. The object is then printed on a plastic strip and cut according to the original shape of the product. And the result is striking! You will be fascinated to see how a digital print on a piece of plastic can reflect the soul of the object. Christophe calls it "virtual antiquity". Among its flagship creations, the royal headboard or a real fake marble fireplace for your living room. Like all artists, Christophe Koziel takes part in grandiose projects. His latest achievement: a fresco for the hall of a hotel in Dubai (57 meters long by 8 meters high) representing a French garden with seventeenth-century columns in perspective. To find it closer to you, he recently opened a corner at Lafayette Maison. It is also distributed by Leroy-Merlin. > More info on www.koziel.fr