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These are the sexiest rolls of foam you will ever see

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 2 September 2014

I never knew rolls of foam could turn me on… until today. Previously, we featured French sculptor Etienne Gros’ series ‘Les Mousses’, wherein he bends, tucks, and pinches foam to look like the gorgeous curves of a woman’s body. Since then he’s expanded his collection, adding more of the unconventional material resembling classic nudes. While […]

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Finally, a colouring book for grown-ups to ease the pain of … growing up

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 1 September 2014

Let’s face it-life isn’t half as good as we thought it’d be when we were kids. We don’t get to play all day. Nobody makes our meals and cuts off the crusts of our sandwiches (right?). And most of us have to work tedious jobs just to survive. All those magical nursery books we read as children were rubbish.

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Miniature-ception: tiny animals carrying tiny worlds on their backs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 30 August 2014

‘SEKAI’, which means ‘world’ in Japanese, is a series by artist Maico Akiba, wherein she places miniature ecosystems on the backs of toy animals and dinosaurs. Using materials often used for model train sets, the artist creates scenes of humans with shops and homes going about their normal day, oblivious to the fact that they […]

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Sticky fingers! This artist paints with different flavors of ice cream

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 30 August 2014

How artistic can one get with ice cream? If you are talented like me, you wipe your gooey fingers onto your tee and call it abstract art. For Baghdad-based artist, he waits for his ice cream to melt and then uses them as paint. If he requires more colors, he adds more ice cream flavors […]

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Street art that makes more sense as you come closer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 29 August 2014

Street artist Pejac’s latest works in Paris involve you having to give them a detailed examination, because if you don’t come closer, you might not even notice they’re artworks at all! One of his street art involves a seemingly ordinary door on a wall, but upon inspection, it’s actually just a clever painting on a thick wall crack.

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Ukrainian artist creates unbelievable recreations of famous paintings using nothing but plasticine

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 29 August 2014

Svitlana Postelga is an artist with a refreshingly unusual talent. Most of us are familiar with plasticine as a children’s toy (and an awesome one at that!) but Postelga uses the versatile substance as a medium, from which she creates her own versions of iconic paintings.

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This is what music looks like vibrating in threads of wool

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 28 August 2014

Demonstrating the hypnotic power of simultaneously hearing, touching and seeing sound, two different installations by Paris-based artist Bertrand Lanthiez engage with the impact of music on the entire body. Sounds of Threads was exhibited in Reykjavik, Iceland, in June 2013, where visitors interacted with the immersive work by both feeling and creating music.

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Sleepy chick: probably the cutest hedge we’ve ever laid our eyes on

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Strolling along the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France, you might come across a rather unusual sight: a giant, green bird taking a lazy afternoon nap. ‘Poussin endormi’, which means ‘Sleepy Chick’, is a charming topiary sculpture of a napping bird by French artist Claude Ponti.

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Tasmanian festival is invaded by rabbits the size of houses

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 27 August 2014

This month Launceston, Tasmania, is playing host to the Junction Arts Festival, a series of ‘unexpected art adventures weaving through the city.’ From music to installations, Junction is an energy-packed festival that combines joy with interactive performances to show that art needn’t be limited to gallery spaces.

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Street artist gets his message across using funny pop culture puns

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 26 August 2014

You have to admit, this street artist is pretty punny. UK-based street artist ‘JPS’ uses witty puns in his stenciled works to get his message across. Most of his artworks include famous pop culture characters with a pun that relates to them. For instance, one image says ‘Painted on a Dark Knight’, with Batman right next to it.

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This artist transformed a museum into an indoor riverbed

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 25 August 2014

Walking into Olafur Eliasson’s first solo exhibit, ‘Riverbed’, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, you’d think you walked straight onto a barren mountain landscape with white walls encapsulating it, but it really is just all man-made!

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Illustrations drawn with layer of dirt on truck doors capture eye balls on the road

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.

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Makeup artist turned her mouth into those of famous cartoon characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

You know you have some advanced makeup artist skills when you can change your own body part into famous cartoon characters. London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson did just that by transforming her mouth into the mouths of Shrek, Popeye, and Nemo, to name a few. It must be a hoot talking to her with those drawings on her face, you’d think you were interacting with the characters themselves!

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Yes, drug taking gay Disney characters are so much more fun than the originals

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Artist Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has ONE wicked imagination. In his mind, those squeaky clean Disney characters we all grew up with are actually secret drug users, with a penchant for making it with the same sex. Well, some of them anyway.

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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