I've been thinking a lot about video games lately, and how I'm better at getting around imaginary worlds like Super Mario World or CastleVania: Symphony of the Night than I am with streets in my own hometown. As Tom Scioli put it once, there are these characters and ideas that we spend so much of our life with, but never really think about in those terms.

Or at least, I didn't. Mikaël Aguirre, an artist whose incredible work specializes in frescoes and paintings that recreate those familiar scenarios the way we remember them, more than the way they actually were. Check 'em out below!

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/ (Click for larger)

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/ (click for larger)

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/ (Click for larger)

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/ (Click for larger)

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

Art by Mikaël Aguirre, http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

For more, check out Aguirre's gallery on DeviantArt!