From traditional to avante-garde, art is a ubiquitous component of the urban landscape. Taking a broad definition of “urban art”, Urban Ghosts features a wide variety of unique works from thought-provoking individuals, with a focus on recycled art created from discarded objects – which fits neatly with our coverage of the abandoned and the re-purposed.
Paris, New York, Beijing: have you ever wondered what some of the world’s most bustling cities would look like almost completely devoid of people? Find out now…
This impressive work of geek art sees Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Mona Lisa recreated in collage-form from discarded motherboards and computer chips.
Graffiti has long been considered by governments and local officials worldwide as somewhat of a nuisance. Yet the phenomenon has become an unavoidable part of everyday life.
Humanity has long been obsessed with the end of the world, but what will it be like and what form will it take? These renderings and mysterious figures depict five post-apocalyptic visions.
These offbeat monuments are made from scrap vehicles, recycled metals and even an abandoned Cold War fighter jet – all unconventional but steeped in history nevertheless.
Two jet engines from a US military surveillance aircraft sit outside the Scottish National Museum of Modern Art – filled with three different types of anti-psychotic drugs.
Street artist Filthy Luker in collaboration Red Stripe created these eye-catching tentacles bursting from windows, eyes watching from trees and a giant space invaders game.
This strange and unique sculpture by artist Rachel Whiteread was the talk of the town back in 1993, when it stood on Grove Road in London’s East End.
These incredible images show the ruins of a miniature underwater city in the Mediterranean off the French Riviera, built during the 1950s to test videography techniques.
Once a place you might hurry through without making eye contact with anyone, the Bear Pit in Bristol is undergoing a rapid transformation thanks to a local team called the Bear Pit Improvement Group.
Restored in 1992, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, UK, are home to several enormous sculptures including the “Mud Maid” and the “Giant’s Head”. …Read More
In these images, urban explorer and urbex photographer Kiekmal digitally recreates the effect of light rays shining through a church window with striking results.
It’s hard to find a better way of describing the bizarre work of Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre than in the words of the artists themselves…
In the Santa Marta slum of Rio de Janeiro, an art project called Praça Cantão has transformed a run-down town square into a vibrant display of colours.
Located in downtown Seattle, these stunning “blue trees” have been coloured with a water-based environmentally-friendly pigment to draw public attention to deforestation.