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High-brow art, low-brow art, somewhere in between brow-art. Hmmm. We wear our brows firmly on our face, thank-you. Oh, that’s a photorealistic line drawing of a cat riding a bicycle, you say. Right? No, well, it looks kinda cool so we’ll say it’s art anyway. And we’ll dig it more if it actually has some meaning.

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This artist turned delicate sheets of glass into spiraling geometric sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta turns ordinary glass into sculptures that seem to come alive with motion and fluidity. Inspired by the complexity of light as it interacts with glass, she started making these geometric, glacier-like sculptures back in 1980 and has since perfected the art form.

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Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.

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The 365-Day Instagram challenge to create art from pencil shavings

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By Shawna Cheng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

For the 365-day Project, Meghan Maconochie creates unique artwork using pencil shavings that she posts regularly onto Instagram. Each piece of artwork references pop culture and other unique subjects, some taking only ten minutes to do and other taking hours on hours.

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Artist gives old computer parts renewed purpose by turning them into intricate insect sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

They say that ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, but in this case, one man’s broken circuit board is another woman’s bug sculpture. In her series ‘Computer Component Bugs’, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell breathes new life into old and unwanted computer parts by recycling them into beautiful high-tech insects.

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An abandoned water tank was transformed into a beautiful art piece in the middle of the desert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

Kinetoscope is an incredible artwork created by Christina Angelina x Ease One, which took an abandoned water tank in the desert of Slab City, California, and converted it into an eye-catching (see: spectacular) work of art.

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Modern day celebrities are placed into classic artworks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Celebrities probably get told all the time that they have ageless beauty, so one Tumblr blogger put this to the test to see what it’d be like if their faces were transplanted on classic artworks from the painting masters.

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Someone turned a bunch of movie posters into sloth-loving classics

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 20 April 2015

Sooo, we love sloths around here, right? Those idle creatures that look kinda creepy but are kinda cute have just mesmerized us with a batch of movie posters, replacing humans for themselves. 

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Incredible life-like wooden sculptures: we interviewed the master sculptor

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 20 April 2015

Take a quick glance at Peter Demetz’s wooden sculptures and you’d probably mistake them for real people. Each one is flawlessly created by this master sculptor, and it’s no surprise how flawless they are since each piece takes Demetz anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete, depending on size and composition. […]

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Check out this incredible 3D sleeve tattoo by Tony Booth

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 April 2015

There are sleeve tattoos and then there are sleeve tattoos. Completed by tattoo artist Tony Booth, this 3D tattoo looks like it belongs to a cyborg from the future with its intense – and realistic – tile work.

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These are some pretty realistic birds made of just wood and paper

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 15 April 2015

With only wood, paper and some pretty deft fingers, London-based artist and sculptor Zack Mclaughlin produces beautiful birds for us to gasp in wonder.

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Amazing illustrations drawn with a single, continuous line

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

Cory Casella wins the prize for the most artistic doodles ever. Because though these may look like they’re drawn the traditional way, Casella actually uses just one line for each illustration.

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Everyday objects have their wishes come true with this very animated photography

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

ErAn Croitoru gives a voice to all the silent objects in our lives. The chess pieces, the kettles and mugs, the power lines, the cameras — anything we go about using day-to-day that most often gets pushed into the background.

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This chameleon doesn’t change its colours, it morphs into two women instead

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

So you think this is possibly the most beautiful chameleon you have ever seen. Except it isn’t. Look hard and discover for yourself the amazing illusion of some serious body painting that Johannes Stötter, an Italian bodypaint artist, wants you to believe.

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This majestic landscape was completed by one artist using not brushes but a pair of skates

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.

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This artist does amazing stuff with your everyday recycled PET plastic bottles

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

What were you doing in 2004? For Czech artist Veronika Richterová, born in 1964, the year represented a turning point in her artistic foray when she devoted herself to creating individualistic art pieces with the easily accessible PET bottles.

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