MatericLook: Warm¿ - Armenia Photography and art

An image from Yerevan, Armenia. It depicts a beautiful sculpture from Yue Minjun, a contemporary artist from China. The work is named “Untitled”, as some of his others… he works mainly with oil colors and his recognizable characters can be found in sculptures, design items, watercolors, prints…
Yue Minjun works are strong, the smiling faces are masks, hiding the contemporary man’s true self. They’re a critique towards today society. Apart from Armenia, you can find his works in galleries or public places in Canada, US, Europe and of course China and Korea.
The shot was taken rotating a bit the frame, to give more strength to the facial expression on the statue. In post-production a bit more contrast, to highlight the traits and wrinkles of the exaggerated expression. And a bit more of the reflected colors, intensifying the chrome-like look. Cold blue from the sky in the upper left corner and warm yellow/brown  from the floor stones.

Yue Minjun sculpture in Yerevan – Armenia photos and art


MatericLook: AlienSky wallpaper by Francesco Perratone, Italy Photography and art



MatericLook – AlienSky Italian Autumn Sunset



As promised, here’s July wallpaper too!
This time I played a bit with multiple layers, compositing operations and HDR, to get to a look that should be something inbetween a photo and an illustration… I think the pink (almost) full color areas on the ceiling are definitely giving that kind of impression.
The shot comes from the abandoned italian asylum too… Here you can see why the warning sign outside! 😉
Why SpiderNest? Because all those “smooth” areas around the collapsed ceiling edge are huge spiderwebs, of course!
It will look great as a wallpaper, full of black areas where to place icons and stuff! That’s for my patrons, you can become one too
Digital Art, Photography, Uncategorized, urbex, wallpaper

Urbex Art & Photography – SpiderNest – July Wallpaper for my patrons!


MatericLook: LightPath 00 by Francesco Perratone, Austria Photography and art

Here’s a new image of a sunset over Vienna.

The picture was taken a few days ago, on a cold 31st of December 😉

While the Sun was disappearing, those beautiful colors faded in…. the view is from the main bridge crossing Donauinsle , an island on the Danube. The area is mainly recreational, restaurant, bars, and nice places to take a walk or a run.

The church silhouette is from St. Francis of Assisi church, also known as Mexico Church or Kaiserjubiläumskirche. Unfortunately it was closed at the time, so I couldn’t take a look inside.

Looking in the opposite direction there was an equally magnificient view. A glass skyscraper was reflecting the light and colors, blending with the background.

Apart from the colors and contrast, I like the geometry and composition, with that nice slice of Moon peeking through the sky…

Enjoy! :-)


My eligible patrons have access to different high resolution versions of the above image, to be used as wallpapers. you can check the Patreon campaign post here.


As (almost) all my works, this is available as a print on large canvas (limited to 10) or cotton paper (signed). If interested you can take a look at the shop. If it’s not available yet, you can contact me directly.

Here are some free works for download as wallpapers, as well as some animations to watch.

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Thank you!

Digital Art, Photography, wallpaper

Austria Photography and Art: LightPath 00


MatericLook: Watched 0 by Francesco Perratone, Armenia Photography Urbex and art

Hello everyone, back from my trip to Armenia, here’s a first related work.

A large abandoned soviet-era building in Jermuk, with a nice sculpture on the facade. It caught my attention, so I took a few steps inside.

At first it didn’t seem particularly interesting. Almost empty, with a relatively modern structure… but after reaching the middle of the ground floor the view is just great!

On both sides there are these very interesting statues, with series of 6 very large heads. A few of them have some lipstick or mustaches added by some “joking thug”.

The impression is definitely surreal. The grandeur of the building and the imposing visages offer a stark contrast from the crumbling stairs and flaking paint. The temperature adds to the feeling: it dropped at least 10 degrees upon entering the building. The cold suggests being inside a giant refrigerator fighting to freeze time, surrounded by a very warm  sun, overheating everything else.


From the few information I was able to gather, it seems the building was indeed built during the soviet era by USSR government. The faces inside represent Armenian heroes and fighters for freedom.

If anyone can provide more info regarding the building and/or the faces, I’ll be happy to include them. The construction is currently undergoing some kind of renovation, as there are some construciotn materials outside, so it will probably not last long in the current state.


Also here I want to stay on the edge between a picture and a drawing/painting. I made the flaking paint very visible, but the colors brilliant and saturated, to remind the life that was once here.

I focused on the faces and the geometric structure behind, making them stand out a bit. Also wanted to keep the darkest areas not completely black, but suggesting that something’s there.

I then experimented something: In these dark areas I created a look somewhat similar to stains and saturated watercolors, to further the distance from a photographic look. I also used some black fading strokes to highlight details, on both the faces and the structure. You can better appreciate those touches in the details shown below (half of the final work resolution):

MatericLook: Watched 0 -detail0 by Francesco Perratone, Armenia Photography Urbex and art

MatericLook: Watched 0 -detail1 by Francesco Perratone, Armenia Photography Urbex and art


If you like this or other of my works, please consider supporting me on Patreon with 1$/month. By doing so you’ll be able to participate to the creative process and suggest the kind of works you like the most! Thank you

Digital Art, Photography, urbex

Armenia Photography & Urbex – Watched 0


MatericLook: Aberrantia 00 WQHD wallpaper art 3d graphics by Francesco Perratone

A new work, an half-organic city born from a demented mind: Aberrantia… residential living bulbs are surrounded by degenerate broken geometries and metallic structures….

Also available for free digital use in the download area as multi resolution wallpaper!

3D Graphics, Digital Art

3D graphics – a city born from madness: Aberrantia -00

Mtskheta - 00

Mtskheta 00


Georgia images: A beautiful place called Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia.

Main subject is Svetitskhoveli cathedral, on the hill in the background it’s possible to see Jvari Monastery.

The cathedral is strongly illuminated during the night, that makes the shot a bit “strange”, I had to actually turn the main building darker (pretty odd, in a nightshot), while keeping details on the facade to make it interesting.

The town is small and very nice with a lot of historical sites, the surroundings are interesting and beautiful, hidden monasteries in the mountains and woods.

If you want to help my art and get some exclusive works in return, here’s my Patreon.

Also you can find my shop here and some digital editions on Sedition Art.

Let me know if you like the image!

Digital Art, Photography

Georgia Images: Mtskheta Photography and Art