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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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Rome ‘hood gets a brilliant technicolour makeover by street artist Blu

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 31 July 2015

If only every neighbourhood had the Blu treatment! Blu, an Italian street artist, has really made his mark on his new home in Rebibbia, Rome.

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Awesome mural is created in Melbourne with just acrylic paint and a brush

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By Shawn Lu in New Art on Thursday 30 July 2015

Melbourne artist Shawn Lu has created his most recent mural, The Biker, outside of the Juddy Roller studios in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

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This fallen angel sculpture looks so real it’s a bit disturbing

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 30 July 2015

We probably won’t be eating chicken wings for a while. Back in 2008, Beijing-based artistic duo Sun Yuan and Peng Yu unveiled their most disturbing work: a highly-realistic sculpture of a fallen angel.

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These portraits of body parts will make you think they’re real

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Creative husband-and-wife Corey Oda Popp and Kit King have collaborated to make hyperrealistic portraits that will trick you into thinking you’re looking at photos instead of paintings.

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Clever billboards display art instead of ads on the highways

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Billboards don’t offer much to travellers along the highway. They’re big, gaudy and over the top. So one artist produced a set of billboards that did nothing but display art to give drivers a break from the monotony of billboard signs.

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Leaves and coffee combine to make tiny but beautiful paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 25 July 2015

In his ‘#ZeroWasteCoffee’ series, Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nazir creates whimsical paintings by putting together two unconventional materials: leaves and coffee.

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Yum! These Oreos have been transformed into works of edible art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 25 July 2015

We’ve seen some pretty small canvases around here but nothing quite as small – or as tasty – as an Oreo cookie!

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Save the environment, look cool: Biodegradable cups featuring Aussie artwork

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By Elise Boyd in New Art on Friday 24 July 2015

If you’re looking for a fun, fresh, sustainable way for drinking your daily caffeine fix, look no further. The BioCup Art Series are a collection of biodegradable cups featuring Australian artist prints, and are hands down the prettiest paper cups I’ve ever seen.

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If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked like the artists they were named after

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

Cowabunga! Kiwi artist Owen Dippie just put up a mural in Brooklyn that depicts the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, albeit with less shells and green skin. At a wall along the railway track, Dippie combines pop culture with classical art by creating an artwork that sees the beloved turtles as the Renaissance artists they were […]

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Artist chops up paper to create these hyper-realistic photos

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

South Korean artist Yoo Hyun creates portraits of iconic figures using an unconventional medium. While other artists use ink to depict their works, Yoo on the other hand, uses space.

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Watermelon carved into a dragon will forever change the way you see this fruit

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

Everybody loves watermelon – that is until it tries to set you on fire. Italian sculptor Valeriano Fatica has set the bar for carving fruit by turning a beloved summer food item into a menacing, realistic dragon head.

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This is what Happy Meals would look like if created for big kids (ahem, adults)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

There’s no shame in ordering yourself a Happy Meal from McDonald’s after your 25th birthday. Really, there isn’t. There’s just so much to love about a Happy Meal – the addictive junk food, the toy inside, the colourful box. 

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These animal skeletons crocheted out of string are eerily beautiful

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

When her grandparents passed away, artist Caitlin McCormack took up crocheting as her way of commemorating them. Since then she’s been creating creepy but beautiful crochet sculptures of animals that will make you reflect on life and death.

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See all your favourite movies in these colourful compressions

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Kevin Ferguson has visualized all our favourite films by compressing screen shots from every 10th second of the films. The results? Colourful and blurry works of art.

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These colourful balloon animals look incredibly lifelike (we want ‘em all!)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 21 July 2015

When you’re a kid, there’s nothing as exciting as being handed a balloon animal. And now as adults, we’ve gone full circle with Sarah Deremer’s Balloon Zoo series.

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