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Painting the Roses Red: a new series by Sara Sweet

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

This series has been influenced by a scene in Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland where the Queen’s cards frantically splash red paint on the white roses which were planted by mistake. It was a visually attractive scene with luscious red glossy paint dripping from the white petals.

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Piece of Life: decorative paintings by Beijing artist Liang Yuanwei

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Sunday 12 January 2014

The paintings from the exhibition Piece of Life at Boers-Li Gallery in Beijing depict an extremely beautiful time-consuming process. In the work Piece of Life No. 14, thick paint is applied to the canvas which is then etched into floral patterns. Artist Yuanwei then adds different coloured paint to the etched areas, which allows the pattern to be visible.

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Confectionary-like art by Shanghai artistXu Zhen

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Friday 10 January 2014

Xu Zhen is a Shanghai-based artist who creates work from a range of different mediums. Under Heaven 20121018 resembles a colourful engagement of random blemishes with floral tendencies. The work is made with oil paint, which was squeezed patiently and delicately through an icing bag directly onto the canvas. Completed with great accuracy, a mixture […]

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Beautiful hyper-real bubble gum drawings by Julia Randal

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By Sara Sweet in New Illustration on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Julia Randall’s series, Blown, is fascinating. We see a series of precise, close-up drawings of bubble gum with enticing titles that tease your tastebuds as they trigger memories of the last time you tried a piece. The works resemble fleshy bodily tissue as they sink and fold similarly to muscles, skin and organs.

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The Rose Garden: photographic series by Sara Sweet

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By Sara Sweet in New Photography on Monday 3 December 2012

The Rose Garden is a photographic series that invites and tempts the viewer to uncover the dark and mystical intentions behind the work. Having been influenced by the Baroque period, and the traditional theories of the 18th century sublime, the works strategically present an intriguing scene of what appears to be a decaying rose garden.

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Ashley’s Heart: sculpture by Wu Daxin

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Monday 3 December 2012

Wu Daxin created a magnificent sculpture which he titled Ashley’s Heart. What at first appears to be a tangled formation of cables turns out to be something much more. As your eyes study the work, it becomes clear that there are patches of ice on some of the tubing. The ice is actually melting and […]

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New paintings by Louise Hearman

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Louise Hearman produces imaginative paintings with the use of vibrant and enticing colours and shadows. They hold theatrical notions as people can be seen hovering in a darkened blue skies with foreboding clouds.

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Wonderland: a photographic series by Kirsty Mitchell

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By Sara Sweet in New Photography on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Photographer Kirsty Mitchell will take you on a breathtaking journey with her series Wonderland. Mitchell uses brilliant hues which produce a surreal and painterly touch to the works. We see two worlds successfully meet in this series: the unnatural in contrast with natural. The elaborate costumes and objects hold intricate details, filling your mind with awe and an array of questions. The photographs seem reminiscent of fairy tales, and while they contain immense beauty, are they really scenes that end happily ever after?

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The Body: new photography by Helen Pynor

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By Sara Sweet in New Photography on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Helen Pynor is a photographer whose work depicts what appears to be underwater worlds with floating organs and objects. Some of Pyrnor’s works contain delicate text with remedies for aches and pains. The images seem to highlight the fragility of the human body as the organs float in an endless but calm void, creating a range of conflicting emotions. The photographs have an intriguing tranquil effect as they almost appear to be moving in slow motion amongst the unfamiliar space.

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Digital paintings by Tyrone Jandey

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Tuesday 13 November 2012

Tyrone Jandey is a digital painter who creates mysterious and thought provoking pieces. While his work is digital, it can sometimes look as though the works are oil paintings as their precise detail hides any indication of digital brush strokes. Jandey’s work emits beauty as well as unsettling qualities. The viewer is often left to philosophise as they peer into the clues hidden within the scenes.

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