mosaics, collages and assemblages

Mark Rothko Paintings Recreated In Colored Rice by Henry Hargreaves.

As an homage to legendary modern artist Mark Rothko, Henry Hargreaves has recreated six of Rothko’s modern paintings using colored uncooked rice kernels and calling the series Mark Rice-Ko. (more…)

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Hole Punch Dots Make Whole Face Portraits by Artist Nikki Douthwaite.

Punch Hole Portrait Hero IIHIH

Artist and huge F1 fan Nikki Douthwaite makes mosaic portraits out of photographs, paper scraps, articles and ephemera, but her Hole Punch Dot portraits really caught my eye. Most of us just toss out those little round pieces of paper punched out from larger pieces without giving them a second thought. What we think of us trash, Nikki has turned into an art medium. (more…)

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Nespresso Commissions Coffee Cup Stain Portrait of Lucio Dalla in Milan.

I first introduced you to the beautiful and talented Hong “Red” Yi with her unusual portrait of Chinese film director Zhang Yimou created with 750 pair of socks. Most recently she was commissioned by the Milan Nespresso Boutique to create a portrait of the late Italian singer Lucio Dalla out of coffee cup ring stains. (more…)

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New York People, Places and Things Made With Cut Up MetroCards by Nina Boesch.

Nina Boesch's Metrocard Art IIHIH

As the name suggests, these “Metro Card Collages” are made from cut up pieces of used and expired MetroCards® (MTA cards or New York City subway tickets). (more…)

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Planet Of The Apes Portraits Created With 57,000 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings.

Artist Joe Black doesn’t monkey around when it comes to interesting mosaics. Known for his assemblages crafted from vintage badges, Lego bricks and plastic toy soldiers, he’s used ball bearings to recreate two portraits of Cornelius and one of Zira, the monkeys played by Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, respectively, from Escape From Planet Of The Apes the third movie in the original movie franchise. (more…)

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A Different Kind of Valentine. Eric Liot Heart Sculptures.

Eric Liot Heart Sculptures

Paris based artist Éric Liot combines items archetypal of our consumer based society with objects and fragments from pop culture. Pieces of film, advertisements, toys, comics and anime are assembled or collaged to ultimately represent a colorful, decadent society, delusional in its mad self-celebration. (more…)

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