This artist has an amazing way of bringing life to his portraits. He uses hundreds of twisted Rubik’s cubes. Giovanni Contardi has created portraits of Robert Downey Junior, Justin Timberlake, Dave Grohl, and recently, Dwayne Johnson.
Each work takes up to 24 weeks to complete and each portrait needs about 700 individually shaped cubes. Contardi has solved rubik’s cubes for more than ten years. He decided to make this art form a full-time job a few months ago.
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@therock – 725 Rubik’s cubes. WOW. 270k+ 🚀 So many of you. Welcome to the Family! While you wait for my next creation (I’m sure most of you already know it) 😂 Why don’t you tell me a bit about yourself, So that I get to know ya! I can’t even realise wth happened this week haha. Im so grateful to both @willsmith and @therock for such big shoutouts, and your endless support ❤️
What happens to the artwork after completion?
The artist destroys his works after completion and retwists the cubes for a different portrait. When his work is made for a private person or company, it is framed and delivered to the owners. His artwork recently surfaced on Twitter and went viral. He posts all his work on his Instagram page and has a long list of amazing work in his gallery.
Contardi loves to create portraits of people that inspire him. This is why he creates portraits of actors and musicians.