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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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These surreal images of flying houses and their occupants invite you to let your imagination fly, too

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

The latest series of Flying Houses by French photographer Laurent Chehere shows, you guessed it, more liberated houses flying high up in the sky. But this time, he has added occupants – some bewildered, others pensive, and one fearful for her life.

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Only pens, pencils and a lot of talent were used to make these words lift themselves off the page

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

Tolga Girgin is an electrical and electronics engineer from Eskisehir, Turkey, who doodles in his spare time. Well, maybe calling them ‘doodlings’ is an understatement. He does 3D anamorphic lettering illustration, which leaves the less talented – like us – scratching our heads and muttering ‘how does he do it?’

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Assorted toppings create too beautiful to eat monochromatic pizzas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Feast your eyes on this. Parisian creative studio ‘Black Pizza’ collaborated with chef Julie Basset and photographer Erwan Fichou to create a series of experimental pizzas that you won’t find anywhere else.

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This designer sews landscapes of her travels because taking a picture would be too easy

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 10 February 2015

While the rest of us simply click away at our vacation spots, designer Teresa Lim preserves her travel memories with stitches by sewing the landmark or landscape before her.

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Yes, sushi snow globes are now a thing

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 9 February 2015

For those of us obsessed with sushi, we’ve found our sushi fan club president: artist Eri Nami. Now, before you get too excited, these snow globes aren’t made of real sushi – that’d be gross – but they’re crafted to look like the real thing. Oh, except for those sparkles.

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Ice cream sculptures that look amazing and taste just as good

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 9 February 2015

With the creative spirit of an artist ice cream not only tastes great, it can also look beautiful and even tell a story! These scoops of different flavoured ice cream have been skilfully placed together to form beautiful images of castles, hot air balloons, turkeys, and flower-like sculptures.

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Bratz dolls are repainted to look more realistic and less, erm, trashy

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 7 February 2015

If you don’t understand the Bratz doll hype, then you’re not alone. Why any child would want to play with a doll that looks like she’s off to the club is beyond me. But this article isn’t about shaming Bratz dolls – rather, it’s about Bratz dolls getting made under by Sonia Singh.

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Using only pantone swatches, artist recreates classic paintings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 6 February 2015

At first glance, it might seem like random colour chips were stitched together to create incoherent images, but upon further inspection, they’re actually classic paintings in 8-bit form. London-based artist Nick Smith arranges Pantone swatches to recreate famous paintings from Andy Warhol, Vincent van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci, among others.

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Forget taxidermy, now you can mount fresh flowers on your walls

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 6 February 2015

You’ve seen the latest craze of mounting fake antlers, but now there’s something extra cool you can attach to those walls: fresh flowers. Created by Elkebana, these flower arrangements are known as ikebana in Japan, and involve arranging flowers in such a way that they bring nature and humanity together.

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Celebrity portraits created with nothing but emoji

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 6 February 2015

Love it or hate it, emoji looks to be sticking around for a few more years. And there just so happens to be an Instagram account dedicated to creating portraits of celebs out of emoji.

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Art is created on the top of huge, slimy cow tongues

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 5 February 2015

That’s it, I’ve finally seen it all. First there was art created with an artist’s urine, then there was dust bunny art. And now there’s cow tongue art.

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These light bulbs are so lazy, they keep sagging down on desks and chairs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 5 February 2015

Have you ever felt so out of it that you decided to just sag down for the rest of your existence? These light bulbs sure have. Instead of hanging upright like they’re intended, these ‘Light Blubs’ appear lazy and somewhat sick, drooping down and chilling on tables and chairs. Basically, they’re couch potatoes.

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This illustrator sees everyday ordinary items differently from you and I

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Oh, to have the amazing eyes of Christoph Niemann, we would then see the exciting possibilities of the mundane everyday. A paper roll can be a pouting lip. An ink pot transforms itself into a camera.

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This couple created a Wounderland of surreality with costumes and taxidermy to convey an important message

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

A couple who wants to be only known as ‘Mothmeister’ has combined their love for taxidermy with their distaste for our self-absorbed culture to produce a collection of wonderfully surreal images:

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This artist uses Photoshop to remove his ex-girlfriend from photos as a means of therapy

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Falling in love, breaking up and then finding new love again isn’t exactly easy. To help cope with all the swirling emotions, Matthew Swart found an interesting way to channel the process of splitting with his long-term girlfriend in 2013. To better understand the strong and conflicting feelings, Matthew began to work on two photo series.

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