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    Milano Chow: Feet Ascending Stairs

No big deal but these are perhaps the most beautiful drawings you'll see all week

Posted by Liv Siddall,

There’s nothing quite like an artist who’s managed to master one of the most basic mediums and transform it into something utterly unique. Milano Chow, whose work in the past few years has graduated from tranquil, photo-real portraits into surreally abstract works of art, is this type of creative. Coffee cups, books and other familiar life detritus litters the spaces around her characters, who have that friendly, crumpled look of being over-loved perhaps by the artist herself. Plants are also a reoccurring feature in Milano’s pictures, often just hanging out in the sun with a human being, or wilting by a rainy window. I don’t often say this, but I want to own one of these.

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    Milano Chow: Seated Figure

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    Milano Chow: Poppies

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    Milano Chow: Feet Ascending Stairs

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    Milano Chow: Window View With Tulip

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    Milano Chow: Medicine Cabinet

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    Milano Chow: Window View With Walnuts

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    Milano Chow: Bookshelf


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.