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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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In rural Costa Rica, dish antennas are painted to become billboards for small businesses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 12 June 2015

In their project ‘Signs of Progress’, Latin American telecom company ‘Claro’ helps out local women grow their small businesses by utilizing an unorthodox form of ad space: a TV dish antenna.

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Celebrity dolls finally look like their celebs thanks to Noel Cruz

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 11 June 2015

Celebrity dolls are laughable. In fact most celebrity dolls are so far off the mark, it’s difficult to see just which celeb they’re modelled after. So talented artist Noel Cruz got his paints out and started to paint over the faces of dolls to transform them into spitting images of their celebrities.

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Artist paints what he sees out of the airplane window

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 11 June 2015

Jim Darling captures the magic of flying in his Airplane Window series. In it, we’re treated to colourful paintings that are abstract yet totally recognisable from the inside of an aircraft.

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These little chicks paint well-known celebrities as chickens

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By Paul Broughall in New Art on Monday 8 June 2015

Meet the Artistic Chicks. An idea by Irish artist Paul Broughall. The concept is that five little yellow fluffy chicks paint celebrities as chicks. Each portrait features a celebrity with yellow skin and a beak as a mouth, placed on a tiny easel.

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What My Little Pony characters would look like if they starred in Mad Max

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 8 June 2015

There’ll be no rainbows where these guys are headed. 25-year-old artist Kelsey Wailes has created the most unlikely but badass mashup: ‘My Little Pony’ dolls made to look like the characters from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

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The most depressing fridge magnets you can ever think of

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 4 June 2015

We’ve all seen those fun fridge magnets that spell out words. Some of us like to spell out hilarious phrases to make family and friends laugh when they visit. Others, like the people running the Depressing Fridge Poems Tumblr page, like to focus on the more melancholic thoughts on life.

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Mirrors installed on stairs make it appear you’re walking amongst the clouds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Using only mirrors as her material, Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad is able to give us a glimpse of what it’s like to walk along the clouds.

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Sculptures made from bags of nylon are here to give you nightmares

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Well, that’s certainly not the least bit disturbing. Dutch artist Rosa Verloop uses nylon stockings to create human sculptures that are sure to give you goosebumps and nightmares.

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Japanese artist recreates insects, birds, and other animals as balloon sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has turned the simple act of balloon twisting into an art form with his collection of intricate, lifelike balloon sculptures.

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Using only a sheet of paper, this artist manages to hand-cut intricate works of art

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 2 June 2015

Armed with just a pencil, a craft knife, and a single sheet of paper, artist Suzy Taylor from Hertfordshire, England, turns a blank canvas into an intricate and mesmerising artwork.

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Artist cuts popular toys in half to reveal what their insides look like

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 2 June 2015

A few years ago, we featured artist Jason Freeny and his work on a dissected Barbie doll, which showed us the inner workings of an idealized, unrealistic woman. Now he’s back with more grotesque sculptures, all of them revealing the meat and bones of our favorite childhood cartoon characters.

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We interviewed the creator of those totally cool computer component bugs!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 1 June 2015

To call Julie Alice Chappell clever would be a complete understatement. This crafty artist kept us in awe last month with her ‘Computer Component Bugs’ which were made with old and unwanted computer parts. We’d never seen anything quite like it, so we asked Julie Alice all about her work in a recent interview.

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This indoor whirlpool never seems to stop draining water into the dark abyss

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 30 May 2015

While dark whirlpools and raging waters can be often seen out in the open ocean, there’s one that might’ve gotten lost in the middle of an old theatre in San Gimignano, Italy.

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Beautiful self-depreciating puns highlight the plight of discarded items on the street

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 29 May 2015

San Francisco-based artist Annica Lydenberg gives discarded items on the street a voice to communicate their plights by painting them with witty self-depreciating puns.

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A ‘fur mirror’ that reacts to the people in front of it (and doesn’t make you sad on a bad hair day)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 28 May 2015

Who knew someone would ever reinvent the mirror? After all, we’ve become accustomed to seeing ourselves in the reflection every morning. But what if the reflection you saw of yourself was based purely on your movements? Pretty cool idea. And that pretty cool idea has been explored by artist Daniel Rozin in the PomPom Mirror.

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