Hermit crabs carrying city landscapes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 27 July 2013

When Japanese artist Aki Inomata overheard that the land of the former French Embassy in Japan had been French until October 2009, and that it was to be Japanese for the next fifty years and then returned to France, she thought of how land can be transferred from one country to another.

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Brooding cityscapes by Jeremy Mann

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Art on Thursday 28 March 2013

San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann uses the city streets as his inspiration in this hauntingly beautiful series. The muggy atmosphere lends a certain existential character to the paintings. The visual renditions may get you feeling a touch nostalgic, like only a walk down a rainy street can.

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City Silhouettes: a new photo series by Jasper James

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Beijing-based photographer Jasper James became inspired during his travels through China, and he created this series called City Silhouettes. The city is visible through the expressive silhouettes of different people, and each image gives a new perspective on the traditional cityscape photograph.

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Cardboard cityscapes by Berlin-based artist EVOL

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 12 May 2012

Berlin-based artist EVOL takes tattered cardboard canvasses off garbage-ridden streets, then draws and spray-paint stencils them to look like intricate urban cityscapes that look good enough to live in.

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Laura Barnard’s awesome cityscapes

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 29 July 2010

Illustrator Laura Barnard’s cityscapes remind me of the work of Vasco Morao, who we posted about a while ago. Rather than outright inventing surreal scenes and images. However, she often creates some nice atmosphere with mere composition and perspective. She does do the surreal thing sometimes too, though.

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Johan Thornqvist

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Tuesday 6 April 2010

Adding illustrative elements to photographs is nothing new, but Swedish illustrator Johan Thornqvist’s approach stands out with the whimsical cityscape elements he incorporates into his images.

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Luke O’Sullivan’s 3d artwork

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 6 April 2010

Luke O’Sullivan screen-prints directly onto wood pieces which he assembles into fantastic 3-D pieces — houses, cityscapes, appliances — that would work really well as set pieces for a children’s play.

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Rod Hunt’s colourful cityscapes

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 30 May 2008

I love the vitality of Rod Hunt’s illustration work. The London-based illustrator has ‘built a reputation for retro tinged work and detailed character filled landscapes with UK and international clients in publishing, design, advertising and new media’. Most notably, he illustrated the cover of Change The World 9 To 5, the best selling environmental book by We Are What We Do.

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