Artist uses Rubik's cubes to create masterpieces

Forget solving the Rubik's cube! Giovanni Contardi, a former speedcubing world champion, uses his unique skills to create celebrity inspired mosaics.

The artist formally competed in Rubik's cube competitions, a sport that involves solving the cubes at lightning speed. Now Contardi creates incredible works of art featuring coveted celebrities like Bob Marley and Marilyn Monroe.

He uploads his work to Instagram, often highlighting the process from start to finish.

While he may be a world champ, it's defiantly not easy creating the portraits that average 700 Rubik's cubes-- that's a lot of cubes!

But rest assured, once completed, Contardi never fails to impress with his latest creation.

You can follow him on Instagram @jvenb to see more of his incredible work.