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Incredible recycled art installations by Leo Fitzmaurice

Leo Fitzmaurice recently won the UK’s Northern Art Prize for his always-witty art installations built painstakingly out of everyday crap. But he doesn’t just re-present crap as crap, in the way that a lot of artists in this field do. No, Fitzmaurice reconfigures his crap with intricate systems – you think you’re looking at and thinking about one thing, and then suddenly you realise you’re somewhere else entirely.

Whether it’s Bargain Brand packaging that becomes a curiously enticing modernist cityscape, or a set of flyers for a ballet that leaves you chuckling at the whole history of Op-Art, his work is an instant workout for the eye and the brain together.

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Simon James is an artist based in London, England. You can see his work at Standard Designs.

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