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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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Bump painting: gorgeous murals on pregnant tummies

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 22 July 2014

The art form of painting has pre-historic origins from the dawn of time. Since we graduated from painting on the walls of caves, mankind has taken the brush to an ever-expanding repertoire of surfaces: wood, canvas, stone, paper, walls, whole buildings, food, naked bodies, the list goes on. In the spirit of continuing this legacy […]

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Graffiti that blends in with surrounding trees? Oh, you mean “Graffitrees”

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 21 July 2014

There seems to be an emerging trend within the graffiti world. Where priority use to be focused on making the artwork shout out loud, some street artists like Polish artist Natalia Rak, Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and French street artist Vinie Graffiti take into consideration what’s occupying the site they have in mind and how […]

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Ink in these tattoos in this glorious colouring book

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Sunday 20 July 2014

Brooklyn-based illustrator Megamunden, who’s pledged himself guilty of leaving behind ‘a trail of work on walls, billboards, magazines, figurines, products, paper and skin’, has merged his love for tattoo art with illustration and made us ink-artist wannabes with a tattoo colouring book that lets anyone ink in pages and pages of his great tatt art […]

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These whimsical wire sculptures were inspired by real life fairies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 July 2014

Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight created these intricate wire sculptures after witnessing a real life fairy in person (More on that in a bit.) The stainless steel fairies, despite the tough material that they’re made from, appear to be graceful living, breathing creatures at play with dandelions.

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You might think these are real landscapes but they’re actually just realistic dioramas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 18 July 2014

Why bother exploring the great outdoors to capture stunning and breath-taking landscapes when you can BUILD the great outdoors? Artists Matthew Albanese, Didier Massard, and Kim Keever have mastered the art of creating miniature dioramas that will have you believing they are the real deal. Using simple materials like cotton, wool, plastic, and foil, they […]

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10 statues having a worse day than you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 17 July 2014

They may not say a thing, but their body language says it all. Slumped over and permanently frozen in despair, these despondent statues — from The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen to many others — remind us all that maybe we’re not exactly all that doomed after all.

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These witty street artworks will make you stop and smile

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Previously, we featured street artist OakOak giving his hometown of St. Etienne, France a humorous makeover by adding in witty artworks to unnoticed and unappreciated parts of the city. Today he continues his mission, finding little cracks and imperfections along the street and making them interact with various pop culture characters.

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Graffiti that looks as if they’re floating off the ground

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Portuguese street artist Odeith turns the walls of his city into giant optical illusions, painting them with what he calls ‘Anamorphosis’. These anamorphic 3D paintings seem to be floating in mid-air or appear to be jutting out of their walls towards their viewers from a certain angle.

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Computer Virus Catalog: Amazing art based on the worst 20 viruses of all

Techly Reader Find

By Techly in New Art on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Computer viruses destroy our hard work, cost us money and often cause a fair level of embarrassment at our naivety or apparent sleaziness for clicking on the infected link in the first place. Computer Virus Catalog has taken 20 of the worst viruses of all time and collaborated with artists to immortalise them.

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These intricate paper sculptures by Rogan Brown are blowing our minds

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’ This quote by William Blake is cited on the portfolio of Rogan Brown, a talented artist who specialises in the painstaking and arduous discipline of sculpting from paper.

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This is what Disney’s Frozen would have looked like if it were hand-drawn

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

I couldn’t think of any other way to improve Disney’s smash-hit animated film ‘Frozen’. Ok maybe two: 1) Remove the annoying trolls 2) Make it in traditional 2D version. These are the hand-drawn 2D concept art from the film’s development. Before they were rendered in computer animation, animators first had to make their ideas come […]

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These are not actually real kids walking off the side of a building

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

At first glance, you might think these kids have superhero powers enabling them to casually walk up walls. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that these are actually photorealistic street art!

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The Paintboxer, where fine art meets untamed aggression

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 10 July 2014

In a world of post-modernism and abstract art, it is perhaps not so surprising to behold new forms of expression emerging from the most unlikely places. Having said that, it was wholly unexpected but equally delightful to stumble across The Paintboxer. Dutch artist and boxer Bart van Polanen Petel is the creativity and the force behind Paintboxer, a new approach to painting.

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Hauntingly beautiful images of faces blended with ink in water

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.

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Russian woman uses 30,000 bottle caps to make her house pop

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Russian Taiga is a secluded Karmarchaga village with one very special exhibit – a story book house completely covered in colored bottle caps. Its owner has kept herself busy collecting bottle caps assiduously over the years. When she has hit the magical number of 30,000, she hammered them all on the exterior walls of her […]

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