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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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You can actually use ecstasy pills to make tiny sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 27 August 2015

Having grown up around the English party scene of the 1990s, British artist Dean Zeus Coleman, or simply ‘Zeus’, has used this as inspiration to make pop culture sculptures out of a very influential material: ecstasy pills.

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This Del Kathryn Barton tissue art was rescued from the bin and turned into a masterpiece

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By Mark Gowing in New Art on Thursday 27 August 2015

Artist Tim Moore accumulated this collection of found blotting tissues while working as an assistant to Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton. One afternoon while Moore was doing the weekly studio clean-up he opened a couple of the scrunched-up tissues.

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Oh, just a giant hand in the middle of the Chilean desert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 26 August 2015

You don’t really expect to see much while travelling through deserts, but when you venture to Chile’s Atacama Desert, prepare for some incredible art.

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Aussie artist uses sugar to give scary skulls a sweet makeover

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 August 2015

Skulls have long been a favourite subject matter of many sculptors, that’s why to set himself apart, Australian artist Joseph Marr has given mortality a sweet makeover.

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Earth and sky become one in Sydney through a ziggurat of mirrors

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 August 2015

For the Underbelly Arts Festival in Sydney, Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad created an installation that seems to defy the laws of nature, able to make Earth and sky meet at unbelievable angles and perspectives.

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Stunning digital art that shines a light on both the human body’s strength and fragility

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Janusz Jurek makes us do a double take with his art series ‘Papilarnie’ and ‘Papilarnie II’. The images he’s created make the human body look incredible with their busy lines that look a lot like lightning paths over hands, feet, arms, and torsos.

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Star Wars characters get geometric in this awesome 8-bit art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 August 2015

We’ve seen some pretty cool Star Wars fan art before but Adam Lister’s geometric paintings are taking the cake!

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Sculptures made from discarded tree trunks look like they belong in a dream

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 August 2015

At first glance, South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee’s creations might look like they came from a dream or a surreal painting, but they’re actually sculptures made from discarded pieces of wood.

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Massive murals depict building roofs as beds for sleeping giants

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 14 August 2015

French creative duo ‘Ella&Pitr’ creates giant murals that depict giants sleeping in the city. Though massive as they may be, you won’t really be able to see them – that is unless, you can fly.

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Mulga has just released an awesome colouring in book that makes us all a little bit artistic!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 14 August 2015

Few of us have the cojones to quit our 9 – 5 jobs to follow our passions and talents, but Mulga (aka Joel Moore) did just that. After working in finance, this Aussie artist decided to give up the corporate world and jump head first into his passion: illustration.

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Powerful illustrations detailing our obsession with the ‘perfect body’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 13 August 2015

We live in a world saturated with images of what (many think) is the ‘perfect body’. One week it’s slim thighs, the next week it’s big butts. And don’t get me started on how the ‘perfect face’ should look. One artist decided to shine a light on our culture’s obsession with beauty and though her work is shocking, it illustrates just how far we are willing to go to seek perfection.

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Egg shells turn out to be great canvases for famous paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Instead of painting on a traditional linen canvas, Istanbul-based artist Sureyya Noyan uses something a bit more unconventional, and uhm, organic.

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Fallen trees painted as meat will make you rethink the cost of logging

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 10 August 2015

As her response to a real estate company illegally mowing down an entire forest in Russia, artist Yeka Haski created a project that aims to make us see logging as a form of massacre.

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Clever mural makes it look like giant gummy bears are on the street

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 10 August 2015

For the Malta Street Art Festival, Dutch artist Leon Keer (previously) painted a stretch of sidewalk with an illusion straight out of a fairy tale: giant gummy bears converging together.

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World’s best job? This guy paints epic internet memes onto utility boxes in NZ

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 4 August 2015

New Zealand looks like the place to go if you want to get your street art noticed. Back in 2013, artist Paul Walsh painted a Grumpy Cat on a wall at his local dog park (after a few beers) but it got painted over. Locals were upset, petitioned the council and low and behold, a local newspaper published what had happened.

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