Weekly art websites: art disguised as life

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This week's selection of art websites takes you on a tour of the city, pointing out art that you might miss if you are not looking for it.

Little People in the City - http://little-people.blogspot.com/
A London artist going by the name of Slinkachu creates tiny, hand-painted people and leaves them on the street to be found (or discarded) by the people who walk past. His "little people" installations see miniature personages rowing in a pool of milk left by a discarded milk carton, worshipping Coke-can cathedrals or bathing in a bottle-top jacuzzi.

6emeia - http://www.6emeia.com/fotos.php
The 6emeia project is a collaboration between Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente - two artists living and working in São Paulo. The duo gives a new meaning to everyday street objects such as storm drains and light posts by painting over them and turning them into artworks.

Mark Day: Homeless Signs - http://markdaye.com/life/homeless_signs.php
Graphic designer and artist Mark Day created official-looking street signs that brought to light the serious problems faced by the homeless in the streets of Toronto.

Mark Jenkins - http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/outside.html
Street installation artist Mark Jenkins fuses everyday reality with the slightly bizarre to create public art that represents his notion that "public space is a battleground."

Felice Varini - http://www.varini.org/01act/act0a.html
Swiss artist Felice Varini paints geometric shapes on buildings, streets and urban spaces. The seemingly disjointed fragments of color transform into perfectly formed geometric shapes when the viewer sees the art from the correct vantage point.

Sentieri Urbani - http://www.sentieriurbani.com/sentieri_urbani.html
Sentieri Urbani is a group that reinvents Zebra crosswalks, turning them into beautiful pieces of art that are visually and culturally relevant to their location.

Dirty Car Art - http://www.dirtycarart.com/DCAGallery/
A gallery of artworks created using the dust from dirty cars.