New Art

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.

Know your stuff? Contribute now

3D on the rocks: intricate ice cubes sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

Would you like your whiskey served ‘neat’ or on the Statue of Liberty? ‘3D on the Rocks’ is the latest ad campaign from liquor company Suntory, in which they used a high precision carving machine to create intricate ice cube sculptures to go along with that glass of whiskey. Talk about art on art! In […]

Read more

There’s a man living inside this bear 24/7

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

You thought your apartment is cramped? Try living inside a bear! French artist Abraham Poincheval is spending 13 days inside a hollowed-out carcass of a taxidermy bear for his performance art piece called ‘Dans La Peau de l’Ours’ (translated as ‘Inside the Skin of the Bear’.)

Read more

The dark side of the covers by Harvezt

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

From the Beatles’ Abbey Road to Nirvana’s Nevermind, these music album covers have one thing in common: they’re iconic and well recognized. Artist Harvezt has taken these popular images and given us a brand new perspective on them by reversing the scenes in his series The Dark Side of the Covers.

Read more

This guy smuggles golden roaches into museums worldwide

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

If museums around the world won’t take your art, you’ve got no other choice but to force it on them, right? That’s exactly what artist Miklós Kiss did with his Golden Roach project. Here’s what he does: he smuggles in 14 carat gold plated bronze roaches to renowned museums, making them part of the exhibition […]

Read more

An everyday coffee cup project by Aussie artist Paul Garbett

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Cuppaday is a daily art project by Sydney-based designer and brand architect Paul Garbett. As a creative, Garbett’s imagination and creative process need his daily caffeine fix for fuel. Lots of it. So what does he do with all those used coffee cups? He doesn’t throw them in the trash, but instead, he uses them […]

Read more

Abstract art paintings masterfully painted with food

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

Beth Galton has dissected all types of food to show us their cross-sections in pretty impressive detail. Now, with the help of food stylist Charlotte Omnès, she has applied Rothko-like strokes to delightful effect on everything from P&J canapes to ketchup-spattered cold cuts in her Series of Textures project. These would go so well with […]

Read more

New Banksy! Latest work in the UK takes aim at anonymous spying, privacy

Tristan Rayner Contributor

By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

This new mural in Cheltenham, England, has all the markings of a new Banksy piece – narrative, graffiti style, and man-in-a-van execution. We’re just waiting for his website to confirm it.

Read more

“Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian was a pretty decent artist – here are his paintings

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 14 April 2014

We knew him as Dr. Death, the man who worked tirelessly to help those who were terminally and seriously ill with his assisted suicide machine, the ‘Thanatron‘. But this man wasn’t just a controversial figure; he was a decent artist, too. Gallerie Sparta in Los Angeles ‘is paying homage to a lesser known side of […]

Read more

Stunning hybrid animals that could only exist with taxidermy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 11 April 2014

According to Stephen Paternite, his taxidermy sculptures allow him to experiment with, and document evolution. The fascinating works combine materials either found in their natural environments or purchased through taxidermy supply, fuse natural parts like claws, skulls, feathers and antlers with other forms to create new hybrid animal species. The one of the robocat — […]

Read more

Incredible wood carvings by Maskull Laserre

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Friday 11 April 2014

The Devil is in the details. Upon first glance, the work of Maskull Laserre seems like just another contemporary art show, seemingly random found objects arranged in a gallery space. We then notice these everyday items, which all happen to be made of wood, appear to be badly damaged in one way or another. Of […]

Read more

Pokemon that are made from rolled and curled strips of paper

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Artist Aimie Holdorf just captured all 150 original Pokemon, but in the form of rolled and curled strips of paper. The technique she used is called quilling, an art form that makes decorative pieces by rolling, twisting, and manipulating various strips of paper.

Read more (1 comment)

Grafitti giant MTO dwarfs all other street artists with this epic artwork

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2014

If you’re a devoted Imgur or Reddit user, you will have noticed an astonishing photo of street art dating back to 2012, showing a bearded giant struggling to get out of a small house. That small house is in Rennes, located in the French region of Bretagne, and the genius behind this mural is MTO.

Read more

Fed up with gender inequality, artist casts penises for women everywhere

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Is this elegant or what? Oklahoma-based artist Holly Wilson had an epiphany sometime last year when she decided she had enough of being discriminated against as a female artist: ‘I thought I could let this take me over OR I could hold onto my “dick”.’ And so her Bring Your Dick To The Table project […]

Read more

The human anatomy, painted onto real human bodies

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

Johannes Stoetter, the artist behind the amazing illusion of the woman bodypainted to look like a parrot, has clearly had a lot of practice. We lucked out on another great bodypainted series by him, Anatomy, where he painstakingly painted the human anatomy (exposed muscles, veins, internal organs and all) onto real human bodies. How absolutely […]

Read more

Classical art paintings, updated with social media notifications

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

In her ‘emoji nation’ series, Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik takes the event notifications from Facebook, Twitter and the lot that we are so familiar with on social media, and updates classical art paintings with these. That one tweak instantly transforms the timeless to something quite mundane.

Read more