Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Surreal urban art

Untitled.jpg
Untitled20.jpg
Untitled4.jpg
urban.jpg

A tank squashed into the roof of a hotel; fighter planes taking off the side of a skyscraper; a battle ship moored upon the concrete plains of La Defense in Paris…

No, not the result of too much cheese consumption before bedtime, rather the work of imaginative French artist/photographer Leo Caillard. In what can only be described as a military collision gone awry, Caillard has taken a series of mundane urban landscapes and juxtaposed them with a variety of instruments of modern warfare.

These incongruous images obviously serve to highlight the West’s complacency when it comes to conflict – the point being these acts have consequences at home, even if they take place thousands of miles away – but then maybe we’re just reading too much into them.

Whatever, they made us sit up and take notice, and that in itself is no mean feat.

For more of Caillard’s bizarre art mash-ups visit his website.

Related

floppy.jpg

Floppy Disk Artwork

levot.jpg

Floating photos

filip.jpg

Photographer conjures mind-bending architecture

Comments

More

Artist makes a 27ft Knife Angel out of 100,000 confiscated weapons

Could this end up in Trafalgar Square?

20 Jan 2017

Finally, a Top Trumps game that shows all of Donald Trump's personas

For 1-4 Caucasian players

by Emily Badiozzaman
20 Jan 2017

Brilliant political cartoons that sum up Donald Trump's idiocy

Because sometimes you have to laugh. Right? RIGHT?

20 Jan 2017

Read Obama’s farewell letter to the American people

"You made me a better man"

by Emily Badiozzaman
20 Jan 2017

Yohji Yamamoto's new collection actually makes us want to wear a suit

We'll have one of everything, please

by Sam Diss
20 Jan 2017

This kid set a fire at anti-Trump rally; totally owned it on live TV

We want to be this kid when we grow up

by Sam Diss
20 Jan 2017

The West Wing Staff's goodbye video to Obama is truly heartbreaking

Tissues at the ready guys

by Dave Fawbert
20 Jan 2017

All the insane perks Donald Trump will get as President

Presidential seal M&Ms anyone?

by Paddy Maddison
19 Jan 2017

US comic Rob Delaney writes powerful open letter praising the NHS

From an American in Britain

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Donald Trump hits out at Tom Ford after he refuses to dress Melania

"She never asked Tom Ford, doesn't like Tom Ford, doesn't like his designs"

by Jamie Carson
19 Jan 2017