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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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Behold! Dust bunnies as you’ve never seen them before

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Let’s be honest. If you’re photographing dust as ‘art’, you’ve probably tried it all. And if your dust art should become popular, you know you’ve found your quirky niche. So, hello Klaus Pichler, dust art extraordinaire! How dust art came to be is pretty simple: Pichler moved apartments in Vienna and noticed the dust bunnies were different colours. So he began a ‘years-long photographic inquiry’ into dust. He even compiled so many photographs of dust he released a book, aptly titled Dust.

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Artist creates ‘God is Love’ artwork by hugging crucifixes all over France

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Travelling throughout France, photographer Corentin Fohlen took photos of Jérôme Von Zilw. But unlike regular roadtrip snaps, Fohlen and Von Zilw decided to visit all the crucifix statues along the motorway (and there’s many in France). And to make it all the more irreverant and artsy, the duo snapped photos of Jérôme Von Zilw hugging those crucifixes.

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Incredible salt art by Motoi Yamamoto

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 10 January 2015

These intricate salt art patterns by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, who dedicated days to create each individual work with table salt, are in turn the visual by-product of Yamamoto’s meditations on his loss — the works are his way of commemorating the memory of his late sister, who lost her life to brain cancer.

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Trippy time-wraping placemat will mess with your mind at mealtime

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 10 January 2015

Japanese design studio A.P. Works has created a placemat made from twill fabric with a silk-screen pattern that uses the strategic placement of cutlery and plates to manipulate the illusion of the latter bending the placemat. Sadly, however, the placemat is not in commercial production yet… all the more reason to scrawl away on your […]

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This artist uses makeup as paint for her creation of some great Chinese-style art

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 10 January 2015

Malaysian artist and architect Hong Yi plays with her make up in a different way altogether. Currently based in China, she uses her cosmetics vis-a-vis powder, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick and nail polish to produce pretty images in Chinese brushstroke style. In her fascinating art series called Makeup meets Chinese Art, she took inspiration from […]

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This artist uses socks and paint to create masterpieces that feature in art galleries around the world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 9 January 2015

Using socks to keep your feet warm is so 2014. In 2015, we use socks to create art that everyone raves about. Artist Aaron Johnson has created quite the niche for himself with his famous sock art (yep, he’s famous for it). Johnson has such a huge following on social media that his followers donate […]

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Never-before-seen Alien movie sequel concept art surfaces on Instagram

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 9 January 2015

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has treated us all to a collection of concept art on his Instagram page that was for an abandoned Alien sequel movie. Before the movie even got cancelled, it was called Alien Xeno, and judging by the concept art Blomkamp is sharing, it looks like we all missed out on […]

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No photoshop in sight! Artist Colin Batty handpaints vintage cards with creepiness

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 8 January 2015

From a distance these vintage cabinet card photos look like something you’d fish out of an ordinary estate sale. But look a little closer and you’ll get the shock of your life! Renowned artist Colin Batty has taken up his brush to modify old cards into creepy and cool (and hilarious) images that both scare and excite.

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Artists use dead bodies of insects as canvases for miniature artworks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 8 January 2015

While most people would see a dead bug’s carcass and go ‘Eww’, artists Chris Brand and Evan Skrederstu would go more like, ‘A canvas!’ The creative duo turns the backs of beetles, spiders, cockroaches, and other insects into miniature artworks, painting amazing portraits and landscapes that match each insect’s appearance. The series started a decade […]

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Butcher knives are cut up to form amazing negative space silhouettes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 8 January 2015

For artist Li Hongbo, butcher knives aren’t meant for cutting, they’re meant to be cut. For her solo art exhibit in Hong Kong, she’s carved a series of sculptures entirely out of knives.

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Dollar bills look so much cooler with pop culture characters on them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Is it still considered defacing currency if you’re making something more beautiful? California-based artist Donovan Clark has a pretty unconventional canvas of choice: a dollar bill. He paints on George Washington’s portrait, covering the former president completely and replacing it with a new character.

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In London, giant glowing rabbits illuminate the nighttime landscape

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 6 January 2015

There’s nothing better than little, white-as-snow rabbits. Except maybe when they’re gigantic, white-as-snow rabbits! Australian artist Amanda Parer’s outdoor installation ‘Intrude’, features humongous glowing rabbits that are as adorable as the real thing (despite the lack of fur and appetite for carrots).

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Why wash your dirty car when you can create such works of wonder from it?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 6 January 2015

American artist and musician Scott Wade has been doodling with dirty car art since 2003 and coming up with various techniques that help him produce some stunning work. ‘The impermanence of this art form is one of the things I really love about it … it reminds me that all of life is transient, that […]

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Humans transform into portraits of animals using only body paint

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 6 January 2015

In ‘Florida Wildlife Series’, artist and body painter Shannon Holt takes one piece of art – the human body – and turns it into another. Using the human form as her canvas, the Florida-based artist paints beautiful portraits of animals commonly found in the Sunshine State. Taking anywhere from six to 12 hours to complete […]

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This web comic illustrates your deeply rooted fears and makes your skin crawl at the same time

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 5 January 2015

And I thought my fears were ludicrous. Well, not anymore after I pored through Fran Krause’s web comics based on people’s deepest, darkest fears. Some of the weirdest and most irrational appear amongst the 100 plus, and still growing, comic strips that actually make for an engaging read.

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