You’ll never guess what this artist used to paint these iconic buildings: bicycle tires!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 17 November 2014

An avid cyclist, Singapore-based designer Thomas Yang applies black pigment onto different bicycle tires to produce amazingly accurate renditions of architectural icons such as the Forbidden City, Eiffel Towel, London Bridge and the Empire State Building. If you magnify the tire ‘strokes’ up close, you’ll fully appreciate just how much thought goes into their assemblage […]

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These may look like Oreo-O’s, but they’re something else entirely (tyres, in fact)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

While these may look like a not-so-healthy bowl of Oreo-O’s or Cap’n Crunch’s Choco Donuts or Alpha-Bits with just the letter ‘Os’, these are actually car tires. Taken by photographer Klaus Leidorf, this aerial photo shows a ton of car tires about to be burned in a cement factory. Somehow, despite the environmental destruction this […]

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Intricate tire carvings by Wim Delvoye

Michele Banks Reader Find

By Michele Banks in New Art on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye created these unique sculptures by hand-carving elaborate floral and geometric patterns into used tires. Delvoye’s whimsical work merges the rugged with the rococo. For example, in his cement mixer, which might look right at home in Versailles. These pieces contrast sharply with his with his colorful, SimCity inspired website, which encourages visitors to wander among his many artistic pursuits.

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