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These large scale murals in Italy are absolutely stunning

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Saturday 31 January 2015

Francesco Camillo Giogino is his name, but he prefers a simpler one: Millo. This Italian street artist carries on simplicity in his stunningly large murals in Italy. Using mainly just black and white, and the occasional dash of colour, Millo is spreading cheer all over the city of Turin. Currently, he has painted 13 large murals of inhabitants exploring their urban settings.

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Self-portrait paintings of famous artists depicted as selfies in Samsung ad

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 29 January 2015

When they said, ‘history repeats itself’, we didn’t think they meant selfies. In this witty marketing campaign by Samsung and ad agency Leo Burnett Switzerland, the iconic self-portraits of famous artists are reimagined as selfies. The images show Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Durer, all taking a selfie with Samsung’s NX mini camera, […]

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These artists made a giant campfire marshmallow roast sculpture with snow

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There’s nothing like roasting marshmallows over a campfire right in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Artists from the Schaffer Art Studio made a giant campfire marshmallow roast using only snow and food colouring. To build the sculpture, the artists spray-painted the snow with food coloring, creating the flames and wood.

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Artist spent 5 hours drawing the map of Middle Earth on a Starbucks cup

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 27 January 2015

‘Welcome to Starbucks, what would you like to order?’ My precioussss Caramel Frappuccino! A few months ago, Liverpool-based artist Liam Kenny decided to transform his Starbucks cup into a map of Middle-earth. He spent 5 hours illustrating every detail of every region in Tolkien’s famous fantasy continent. He even tinted it with a tea-bag to give it that worn-down-after-so-much-traveling-and-running-away-from-orcs look.

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These handy street interventions are really quite something

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 24 January 2015

French artist Chifumi Krohom  from Strasbourg, who lives in Phnom Penh, purports to have a taste for experimentation with no destination or purpose, which pretty much sums up the greatness of his larger-than-life wheatpasted works across Cambodia, Nepal, India, as well as Italy and France.

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Stray bullet chairs are the next big thing to conquer the art world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 23 January 2015

There’s something about a quirky chair design that just captures my attention, so here is my next eye-catcher: the Stray Bullet Chair. Designed by Design da Gema, these chairs (and matching side tables) are more than just mindless pieces.

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Bewitching glass sculptures sandwich waters with landscapes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 23 January 2015

Looks like we can’t get enough of Ben Young’s glass sculptures. Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and now based in Sydney, Australia, the self-taught artist has been doing these for over a decade, drawing, cutting and crafting his works by hand, layer by painstaking layer.

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The exo prosthetic leg is an exquisite work of art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 22 January 2015

There are over two million amputees in the United States alone, while 185,000 amputations take place every year. Such is the inspiration behind the exo prosthetic leg designed by NYC-based industrial designer William Root.

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Artist depicts world leaders on the toilet, shows they’re human too

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 21 January 2015

We’ve caught our leaders with their pants down before, but this is taking it literally. In her series ‘The Daily Duty’, Italian artist Cristina Guggeri depicts the world’s most powerful and influential people in the loo. It’s her way of reminding us that these larger-than-life figures are humans too. ‘The artistic idea comes from the […]

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Your face, and 15 others, on a single vase if that’s what makes you happy

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nick and Martha Desbiens have launched a unique service called Fahz, a concept for a 3D-printed vase that is able to contain multiple profiles of your loved ones. Or, come to think of it, the before-and-after profiles of your various plastic surgeries, too. The different profiles are embedded at various points on the surface of the container.

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Beautiful bouquets of flowers are suspended in giant ice blocks for this exquisite art series

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 19 January 2015

Yes, there’s something better than a bouquet of flowers, and that’s a frozen bouquet of flowers. This series titled ICED FLOWERS comes from artist Azuma Makoto, who is famous for his botanical work, including last year’s project that saw him launch a bonsai into space.

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Mirror tea cup mimicks its surroundings perfectly

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 19 January 2015

Japanese design studio D-Bros has created a mirrored-surface porcelain cup and patterned saucer set that ensures that the cup always matches the saucer. How simple and elegant. It makes for cool cups that are always updating their look no matter what surface they sit on.

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50 artists spent 7 months making a kitchen completely out of yarn

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 16 January 2015

We’ve seen trees and telephone poles being yarn bombed, but an entire kitchen? For the Jumpers and Jazz art festival in Warwick, Queensland, 50 artists collaborated for seven months to make a crocheted kitchen for a temporary exhibition on display at the Warwick Art Gallery for a month in July/August 2014. Using techniques like crocheting, […]

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Styrofoam meets transformer-like giants in this artist’s incredible work

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 16 January 2015

Who says styrofoam is a good for nothing material? Not Michael Salter. We featured this incredible artist on Lostateminor back in 2008, but now we’re back with photos of his artwork. Photos of his giant Styrobots. Since we wrote about him, Salter has created more than 20 styrobots for museums and gallery spaces, all over the […]

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What Calvin & Hobbes would look like if they had real life as their background

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 15 January 2015

2015 will mark the 20th year in which Bill Waterson’s ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ stopped publishing new works. The beloved daily comic strip ran from 1985 until 1995. That’s an awfully long time for fans yearning to see new issues of the cartoon duo that shaped their childhood. So while we’re still waiting for Bill Waterson […]

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