MatericLook: MossyCorridor - urbex wallpaper art 3d graphics by Francesco Perratone

A new urbex image, this comes from an abandoned asylum in Tuscany…

One of the main corridors on the asylum ground floor, inside one of the more damaged buildings. The roof partially collapsed.

You can see the first floor is damaged too, just at the end of the corridor it fell through. This gives a nice place for the light (and rain) to enter the building.

From there on, the place began to seem a bit more creepy than outside, you’ll see it in some of the other images! 😉


About the image itself:

I like the depth and transition from darkness to light, through strange shapes and formless shadows here and there…  Also this one is a multiple exposure with HDR elements, with the addition of a little bit of digital painting (just a few pixels, to correct some excessive noise), and a few other operations to get some nice subjects from the different shots.

The doors and the light coming from outside give some nice touch of shape and color. It’s more evident on the lateral doors themselves and on the front wall, around the double door frame. However the best part (in my opinion) is the mossy green wood! It plays with the vegetation green at the very end, behind the bars, and with the green light reflected on the right, bottom door.

The flaking paint on the walls is also giving a nice warm tone to the entire image. The floor, covered in rubble, gives more depth and details. It accompanies the eyes toward the double front door.


I will create some urbex wallpaper versions of this one for my patrons, to be used on various screens and resolutions.

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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Digital Art, Photography, urbex

MatericLook: MossyCorridor – Italy Urbex & Art



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: HandyEyes wallpaper by Francesco Perratone, Italy Urbex Photography and art

Hello, I’m currently working on some Urbex shots, but focusing on some Street Art & Graffiti materials… this one comes from the walls of an abandoned asylum in Italy.

The place is (or was?) full of beautiful art, inside and outside, on different buildings scattered around. The asylum had a nice park around it, now it’s more like a forest, slowly eating away the structures.

In case you’re wondering what’s the sign on the top right, it means more or less “Do not entry, dangerous construction”.

The shot has enough uniform colored areas (the brickwork) to be a useful wallpaper. In different resolutions and aspect ratios, it’s June wallpaper for my eligible patrons (on Patreon).

One more thing: I really like this piece, the light coming from above and the green tones of the ivy spreading to the colums. It’s possible I will do a more elaborated version for printing in the future (let me know if you would like to have it as a physical print too!)

PS if you’re the author of the depicted work, just let me know. I’ll be happy to put up a link/credits/have a chat!

Digital Art, Photography, street art, urbex, wallpaper

Urbex Art and Photography – HandyEyes – June Wallpaper for my patrons (late!)


Matericlook TheKitchen Urbex Art Photography Digital Painting

A new Urbex Art work!

I started from the elaborated set you can find here, then I proceeded by making it a digital painting, destroying all the detail I deemed unnecessary:

Matericlook Urbex Art: TheKitchen (Almost Done)

-Digital painting it’s controversial, mainly because of some cheap works done with automatic processes. Automatized painting is plain horrible, uniform and lifeless, seems more a filter than a true elaboration.

I do the whole process by hand on a graphic tablet, in this way it’s possible to control pressure, width, inclination, rotation, practically all the aspects of a real brush or tool. There’s also a bit more freedom in certain areas: it’s possible to have an infinte number of “tools” and configure each one.

The process is made faster by the possibility of having, with certain brushes, the starting color areas the same as the starting image, or to use that image as a quick reference.

That makes it easier to concentrate on brushstrokes shapes and direction and/or color control, giving a pretty wide range of possible looks to the final work. It’s also common to add (or remove) objects or details here and there, to recall the attention of the viewer to the “right” spots. –

As a next step I added back some textures and contrast in the highlighted areas, were the colors are stronger and the patterns beautiful.

I also removed a lot of light from the left door to give  amore “dramatic” light to the whole…

The digital painting process has been longer than expected because I wanted to reach some strong details impressions with few brushstrokes (digital), like the white speckle on the left-low quadrant and the window….

I really like the final look of that window, here’s a zoom-in (at half resolution, more or less):

Matericlook TheKitchen Window Detail Urbex Art Photography Digital Painting

I hope you liked it too!


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Digital Art, Photography, urbex

Urbex Art: TheKitchen


MatericLook: CollapsedCorridors0 by Francesco Perratone


#urbex #abandoned #italy #art #photography #hdr #ruins #snow

“The structure is crumbling and the snow isn’t making the situation any better… actually it’s the worst possible time to have a look inside, but I can’t help… let’s just be cautious and double check floors and ceilings…”

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Digital Art, Photography, urbex



TheWorkshop0, MatericLook, Materic, Francesco Perratone


“The place is huge and the original workshop is composed of various buildings, is still possible to recognize which processes took place on some of them, thanks to some elements built into the architecture.

The machinery was probably sold something like 20-25 years ago, while the building was abandoned more recently, probably 5 years later. The structures are in a decent state and is very easy to imagine all the people working here still moving around, between workbenches and safety signs…..”

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Digital Art, Photography, Uncategorized, urbex



MatericLook: The Kitchen 00 by Francesco Perratone, Art, Urbex, Photography WIP

After some work here and there and looking through all the exposures I isolated a number of interesting parts, then I brought out all of those areas from the most interesting picture.

I mostly concentrate in lights, patterns and reflections…. some are pretty obvious, like the splatters on the left wall tiles, other a bit less expected and beautiful, like the light cut from the window. The two patterns from shadows and dirt on ceiling and floor are nice, also created by the right window’s light.

I will accentuate those during the painting process, with brush strokes direction and shape.

The position of furniture and tables is also casting some shadows, improving the overall shape of the highlights on the floor, that’s good for isolating different colors and creating contrast…

Next step: the painting process…


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Digital Art, Photography, urbex

The Kitchen 00 – Work in Progress