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Denimu

A love of traveling, art, and denim saw this Brit native mix them all up. The result was art crafted from denim and a new home in Sweden. Even though he once lived in Australia and never rode a wave, Denimu is only slightly better with a keyboard and likes to write about the things he has seen on his travels and the people he meets along the way.

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Rock music inspired sculptures by Ross Eken

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By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 11 October 2012

I was really attracted to Rose Eken’s sculptures at Art Copenhagen Art Fair. Eken (re)constructs scenarios borrowed from rock music and culture. But rather than creating faithful copies, her works play with scale and proportions to distort reality with tiny cardboard models or glazed ceramic. They are clearly handmade, a combination of meticulous craftsmanship with a amateurish DIY style. But that is their beauty: portraying the rebellious rock culture so zealously and with such atypical materials.

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Get your portrait in famous museums

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Wednesday 10 October 2012

Want to get your portrait in the National Portrait Gallery London, The Louvre, and the NY Met? All you have to do is Like this page and your profile picture will be included. The first 500 went real fast and can be seen here in these shots. Go on, be part of bringing the 21st century portraiture into the gallery space.

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Guy Whitby makes iconic faces out of different materials

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By Denimu in New Art on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Go on, look closer. Chuck Close? No, closer. We see many different artists construct iconic faces out of different materials, but Australian Guy Whitby hasn’t restricted himself to one material. He has tried out many. My favorites are his time consuming pieces from keys from computers, calculators, type writers and phones.

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New illustrations by Paddy Mills

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Thursday 20 September 2012

I’d seen this guy’s illustrations before and then I found out he was going to do one of me, so was pretty made up. His style is so cool and he has worked for many great mags and brands already.

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New art by Chris Roberts-Antieau

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By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 20 September 2012

Chris Roberts-Antieau began her career in art by walking out of an art class and it wasn’t kickstarted again until her son was born and her resulting fascination with his raw, child-like vision. A few years later, it became her hallmark, composed from freehand-cut cloth shapes. She then uses the sewing machine as a drawing tool to define the borders of her figures with a beautiful, almost invisible satin-stitch, and she finishes her pieces with hand- embroidery work. Her ‘fabric paintings’ don’t just mimic a child’s style, however. She applies a child’s eye to adult realities, reminding viewers not to take themselves too seriously, and giving them a chance to remember again the wonder and joy that children find in the everyday.

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Door sculptures by Patricia Sumares

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 19 September 2012

One of my favourite doors from the Funchal Door’s project was this one by artist and sculptor Patricia Sumares. The door was coated in ceramic faces, with different expressions and dimensions.

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Invader literally invades space

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By Denimu in New Trends on Wednesday 19 September 2012

Invader recently lived by his name by invading ‘space’ with these airborn tiles! He set it off from Miami, and as you can see, the space invasion was successful. I just wonder where it is now.

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The Funchal Doors Project

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By Denimu in New Events on Wednesday 19 September 2012

Madeira may be more famous for its namesake cake and wine than its art, but the capital, Funchal, is trying to change that – one door at a time. The Art Project Open Doors (Projecto artE de pORtas abErtas) in the Old Town of Funchal has welcomed interventions by artists of all the visual disciplines: […]

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New illustrations by Young and Sick

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 September 2012

Where would you like your art featured? One pretty cool place is to have it on the new iPhone 5 – where all eyes are glued to the screen at the launch. You’d think it would be luck, but it isn’t – the work of Young & Sick – one guy from London speaks for itself. An amazing illustrator/artist who being friends with Mark Foster ended up doing his album cover – others – including Maroon 5 liked what they saw and followed suit. Not only can he design a sick (intended) cover, he can make the music inside. His first single House of Spirits has been well received and I hear more is on the way very soon so watch out for this guy. 

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Kate Jenkins does New York

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By Denimu in New Fashion on Tuesday 18 September 2012

We’ve seen Kate’s work before, and I love her crocheting genius – but now she combines that with another passion of mine – Americana – so I think it deserves another mention. She has been so kind to give us a sneak preview of her work ‘Kate’s Diner’ based on New York culinary delights, re-invented in wool and yarn with her trademark wry and witty comic touches. The work debuts at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in New York in December and I can’t wait to see the whole body of work. 

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Lego Olympians by Savage Steel Minifigs

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By Denimu in New Products on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Just last year, Caroline and Nick Savage formed an estimate that indicated that nearly 99.9% of all people have no Lego legacy at all. Who better to immortalize in the iconic toy than the Olympic and Paralympic heroes of this last summer.

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Body illustrations by In Your Dreams

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Thursday 26 July 2012

The hottest trend on the UK festival scene for 2012 are the body illustrations by two of my friends: illustrator/design due Bryony Fripp and Madeline Griffiths, who together make up In Your Dreams.

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David Mach sets his matchstick sculptures on fire

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By Denimu in Video on Thursday 19 July 2012

I had seen David Mach’s match made work a little while back, but what I’ve only just discovered is he sets his sculptures ablaze. Discovered when a client accidentally set Mach’s work on fire at home, they found it revealed a charred sculpture that looked similar yet felt completely different – even more impactful and dramatic. He now does this on purpose with other sculptures, with the actual transformation part of the show. You can see it here on the video.

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Vik Muniz recreates iconic paintings with scraps of magazines

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz entitles this series, Pictures of Magazines 2. He bases his torn, blended and formed magazine scraps on iconic paintings by such artists as Edouard Manet, Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and other fore-fathers of art. The patience required is immense.

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Stunning biro illustrations by Carine Brancowitz

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Every time I see Carine Brancowitz’s work I wonder how on earth she managed to do them without getting smudges. These are all made by the simple ball point pen. I’m not the only one to be amazed: her biro illustrations have graced some of the world’s best known mags. I wish I hadn’t listened when my math teacher told me to stop drawing in the back of the book.

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