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The beautiful and inspiring sreet art murals of Anat Ronen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 25 July 2014

It’s hard to believe, but Houston-based creative Anat Ronen is a self-taught artist and up until five years ago, was working in admin fields. It took a leap of faith for her to quit her day job and enter into the art field full-time. And I personally think she made the right decision! Ronen now […]

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Dunking your Oreos into milk is so uninspiring when you can make art out of them

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Tisha Cherry is a nurse who happens to be a very talented food stylist with a huge soft spot for Oreos. While the rest of us celebrate our Oreos by dunking them into milk or scraping off the layer of cream with our tongues, Tisha shows her appreciation much more creatively with some highly skillful […]

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Nickels carved in the images of famous pop culture characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Previously, we featured the glorious but little known art form of the Hobo Nickel. Popular among hobos for its low cost and portability – hence the name – the Hobo Nickel is the technique wherein the artist carves the surface of any old coin until it forms a miniature bas relief. Traditionally, these modified coins […]

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These railroad tracks have been turned into giant canvases

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Lisbon-based street artist Artur Bordalo, more popularly known as Bordalo II, is turning the different cityscapes of Portugal into giant canvases. Some of his transformative works include train tracks that have been painted over to provide critiques on how we live.

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Book with pop-up cut-outs comes with extra shadowplay

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Why is it that we had all the books we ever needed as kids.. except this one? Japanese designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima, the creators of Motion Silhouette, made this crazily cool interactive book that comes to life when you beam a lit torch upon its paper pop-out cutouts to make the book come […]

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Dazzling 3D recreations of the Futurama universe

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 23 July 2014

We all remember Futurama, Matt Groening’s second brainchild and sparkly younger brother to The Simpsons. Although no new episodes are in the mix, or have been for a while, the show still sits in the collective memories of teenagers and twenty-somethings the world over.

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Ant Colonies Start Picketing In The Dirt Of Southern California

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 July 2014

El Daino has given us a look inside ant colonies like never before—where each insect works as part of a team to…get a message across that the end is near, free hugs are up for grabs, and that we should all ‘join together’! This hilarious project is called We Come In Peace and uses everyday ants that live in the dirt outside the artist’s home in Riverside, California, with El Daino encouraging them to start a mini revolution.

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Bump painting: gorgeous murals on pregnant tummies

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 22 July 2014

The art form of painting has pre-historic origins from the dawn of time. Since we graduated from painting on the walls of caves, mankind has taken the brush to an ever-expanding repertoire of surfaces: wood, canvas, stone, paper, walls, whole buildings, food, naked bodies, the list goes on. In the spirit of continuing this legacy […]

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Graffiti that blends in with surrounding trees? Oh, you mean “Graffitrees”

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 21 July 2014

There seems to be an emerging trend within the graffiti world. Where priority use to be focused on making the artwork shout out loud, some street artists like Polish artist Natalia Rak, Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and French street artist Vinie Graffiti take into consideration what’s occupying the site they have in mind and how […]

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Ink in these tattoos in this glorious colouring book

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Sunday 20 July 2014

Brooklyn-based illustrator Megamunden, who’s pledged himself guilty of leaving behind ‘a trail of work on walls, billboards, magazines, figurines, products, paper and skin’, has merged his love for tattoo art with illustration and made us ink-artist wannabes with a tattoo colouring book that lets anyone ink in pages and pages of his great tatt art […]

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These whimsical wire sculptures were inspired by real life fairies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 July 2014

Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight created these intricate wire sculptures after witnessing a real life fairy in person (More on that in a bit.) The stainless steel fairies, despite the tough material that they’re made from, appear to be graceful living, breathing creatures at play with dandelions.

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You might think these are real landscapes but they’re actually just realistic dioramas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 18 July 2014

Why bother exploring the great outdoors to capture stunning and breath-taking landscapes when you can BUILD the great outdoors? Artists Matthew Albanese, Didier Massard, and Kim Keever have mastered the art of creating miniature dioramas that will have you believing they are the real deal. Using simple materials like cotton, wool, plastic, and foil, they […]

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10 statues having a worse day than you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 17 July 2014

They may not say a thing, but their body language says it all. Slumped over and permanently frozen in despair, these despondent statues — from The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen to many others — remind us all that maybe we’re not exactly all that doomed after all.

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These witty street artworks will make you stop and smile

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Previously, we featured street artist OakOak giving his hometown of St. Etienne, France a humorous makeover by adding in witty artworks to unnoticed and unappreciated parts of the city. Today he continues his mission, finding little cracks and imperfections along the street and making them interact with various pop culture characters.

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Graffiti that looks as if they’re floating off the ground

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Portuguese street artist Odeith turns the walls of his city into giant optical illusions, painting them with what he calls ‘Anamorphosis’. These anamorphic 3D paintings seem to be floating in mid-air or appear to be jutting out of their walls towards their viewers from a certain angle.

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