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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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Kid draws on wall, creative mum saves the day by adding more drawings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 August 2014

‘When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade’. What that actually means is when your kid doodles all over your wall, you make the best of a bad situation by drawing more doodles! This anonymous mum decided that instead of painting over her child’s doodle, she’d just turn it into a piece of collaborative art. […]

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These specially commissioned va-va-voom sculptures depict the spirit of the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England where fans can see F1 va-va-voom machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor-racing history climb the hill.

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This artist has created a different miniature diorama every day for the past four years

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

When I see fruit and vegetables, I can only think of food. Artist Tanaka Tatsuya sees broccoli and parsley as a potential miniature tree or forest and has been using such everyday objects creatively with his collection of tiny figurines, turning them into various replicas of life events that will elicit an amused smile from appreciative viewers.

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This artist has created a life-sized self-portrait using his own blood! (NSFW)

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By Kathryn McKinney in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

For the occasion of his first solo show at Joseph Gross Gallery, The Map Is Not The Territory, opening September 11, 2014, Brooklyn artist Ted Lawson will début a new series of work consisting of three dimensional wall mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures milled from MDF (a wood fiber based material commonly used in commercial fabrication), brass plate etchings, and three large scale drawings rendered in the artist’s own blood fed intravenously to a CNC (computer numerical control) machine using computer technology akin to a 3D printer.

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These incredible metal sculptures in New Zealand defy reality (and gravity)

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

‘The majority of my work has more holes in it than substance – it’s about looking through things, not just at things. There’s always an element of surprise.’ These are the words of Kiwi artist Neil Dawson. Dawson’s sculptures seem to defy reality, mostly suspended above urban areas with the sky as a backdrop, they sometimes appear to be whimsical doodles drawn straight on to the real world.

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An entire miniature city is built from 100,000 staples and a pair of very steady hands

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

What do you do when you are given 100,000 staples and a floor area of approximately 600cm x 300cm? I would tender my resignation but if you are Peter Root, you build a miniature city filled with office buildings and skyscrapers. To do it, he broke the staples into various sizes ranging from 12cm high to a single staple and arranged them patiently with a very steady hand over a period of forty hours to complete the city he had in mind.

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These powerful oil paintings blend figures with abstract kineticism

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

We are really keen on these motion-packed paintings by Simon Birch. The UK-born artist combines elements of photorealistic highlights with a looser style that boarders on Cubist. His oil paintings place his models on abstract backgrounds, sometimes collating several figures onto a single canvas.

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This artist creates beautiful underwater crochet installations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

Crocheted yarn installations seem to be everywhere nowadays – even underwater! Recently in Cancun, Mexico’s underwater art museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, crochet artist Olek created a variety of yarn installations to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population. Using environmentally-friendly materials, Olek was able to cover a bomb-shaped sculpture with a design that […]

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This Dutch boxer paints with his boxing gloves on a canvas wrapped around a punching bag

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 16 August 2014

Dutch boxer Bart van Polanen Petel, who once trained under the famous boxer Joe Frazier, paints in a rather unusual way when he’s not in the boxing ring. He still puts on his boxing gloves but instead of using them to crush the bones and shatter the teeth of his opponents, he dips them in paint before he throws punches repeatedly at a blank canvas wrapped around a punching bag.

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Tissue boxes are given a delicious makeover and turned into mouthwatering cakes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 16 August 2014

The Tissue Box Bakery is an inspiring group project that was started by ‘Twinkie Chan’ because of her love for all things crocheted (and baked!). The idea is that crocheters create their own cake-themed tissue box cozies, send them into the Tissue Box Bakery and have them sold at craft fairs around San Francisco.

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This man walks around London dressed in a suit made out of chicken skin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Artists Lewis G. Burton and Victor Ivanov have created the most bizarre (and sickening) ‘art project’ in the history of art projects: the Gimp Suit. It’s a suit made entirely out of chicken skin, with a little bit of thread added in to keep it all stuck together. You’re probably wondering why anyone would ever make such a thing, but this artistic duo claims it’s to ‘examine the relationship between identity and its commodification through social medias’.

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These 3D animal embroideries are something to behold

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Chloe Giordano’s works are tiny – hardly larger than a thimble – but they are every bit as beautiful and intricate as any work of art. The illustrator and embroider from Oxford, England uses freehand embroidery (and probably a ton of patience) to depict highly-detailed miniature animals. Various colors are applied to give the creatures […]

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Artist uses random stills from favourite movies to create oil paintings

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

We love this project concept by German artist Jan-Hendrik Pelz. As part of the Locarno Film Festival Pelz asked his fellow artists and filmmakers to submit to him their favourite film along with a set of 5 random numbers.

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This Japanese model artist turns everyday objects into miniature worlds of wonder

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Japanese artist Akihiro Morohoshi has given a twist to the crafting of traditional miniature models by marrying them with common, everyday objects. His series of works has given birth to imaginary worlds that exist on cans of Pringles, match boxes, bento boxes, milk crates and mini vending machines. Each miniature world has gone under his […]

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This custom mosaic was made from 15,000 Gummy Bears

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Who said sweets are bad for us? Kevin Champeny has created a sculpture out of nothing but delicious gummy bears. And believe it or not, this sculpture took more than 15,000 gummies to build. Champeny isn’t addicted to these sugar, however. He was actually commissioned to create this masterpiece by I Love Sugar, an incredible candy store in South Carolina.

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