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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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Artist implants human hair onto shoes to create hairy stilettos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Come and get it, ladies, I know you want it. Chinese artist Zhu Tian has created the most disgusting, unwearable shoe you’ll ever see: ‘Babe’, a set of flesh-colored stilettos covered in disheveled human hair.

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50 building windows turned into eyes in this massive mural in rome

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

For the past two years, Italian street artist ‘Blu’, has been spending time working on and living in an old military warehouse in Rome. Just recently, he’s finished work on the building, having turned its 50 windows into mouths and eyes of 27 colorful and strange creatures. The giant mural is as beautiful as it is eerie.

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These amazing carvings within a labyrinth of caverns is the work of one man alone over ten years

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

This is a story begging to be told. For more than 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette treks a mile by himself to the sandstone mesas of northern New Mexico. Day by day, he patiently chipped and scraped away the walls of these sandstone caverns to produce a sculpted masterpiece of interlocking caverns.

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Women turning down marriage proposals in classical art paintings

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Got to love this collection of the women in classical art paintings rejecting prospective suitors, with hilariously dubbed subtitles by Seth D Michaels. Goes to show that classical art is not always about the male gaze but really open to interpretation.

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Turning caskets into art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

It’s an intriguing art show all right, that’s what we can say of Boxes of Death, with 50 artists — from painters and graphic designers to motorcycle builders and tattoo artists — who, given their own coffin, wield full artistic control over what they want to do with it. Helmed by creative firm founder Patrick […]

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Artist turns children’s drawings and turns them into plush dolls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

In 2007, Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao saw her 4-year-old son’s drawing and decided to do something truly amazing: make a child’s imaginary characters real. Using her son’s drawing as inspiration, she created a plush toy in the same image and likeness. Since then, she’s been turning children’s drawings all around the world into plushies.

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New York has some very peculiar missing posters hanging on its telephone poles

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

Walking around any city you’re bound to see a bunch of flyers attached to light posts about lost dogs, lost keys, discounted guitar lessons, or houses for rent. One guy in New York City has decided to put up his own flyers in an attempt to make jaded New Yorkers laugh, and he’s doing a […]

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The Imperial Walkers strike back… in a Chinese painting

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 22 November 2014

We are loving this Star Wars-themed poster of the Imperial Walkers — Chinese painting style — by FLABSLAB, which claims to be ‘into all things beautiful and just want to be deadly good in anything we do’.

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3D illustrations spread across different sheets of paper

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

We’ve seen a lot of three-dimensional illustrations before, but none can compare to the anamorphic art that Dutch artist Ramon Bruin has produced. Using multiple sheets of paper – rather than the traditional single sheet – Bruin creates what he calls Multi-Layered Illusions, optical illusions that are stacked on top of one another. The result […]

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Fake everyday illusions by Martin De Pasquale

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale  has a body of work that thrives on using digital manipulation to illustrate the banality of daily life. From instant karma biting into an apple, to a computer mouse that seizes the arm of its unsuspecting user with its strangling cord, these optical illusions are […]

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Iconic comic book covers get recreated in LEGO

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 November 2014

At the recently-concluded 2014 Designer Con in Los Angeles, a group of LEGO enthusiasts collaborated for an art show called ‘Comic Bricks’, wherein they recreated famous comic book covers in LEGO. I guess you could say that everything was awesome. The exhibit was one of the main highlights of the convention, and with good reason. […]

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One mother documented all 63 things she found in her baby’s mouth

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 20 November 2014

If you’ve got children, you might know the absolute horror of fishing out foreign objects from your baby’s mouth. Mother and artist Lenka Clayton knows about this all too well and decided to document every little thing her son put into his mouth.

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Gravity can’t be trusted! There’s a floating building in London

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

If you found yourself in London’s Covent Garden recently, you may have noticed a rather strange sight: there was a building levitating away from its foundations. It was the work of Alex Chinneck, a British artist and designer who specialises in large-scale installations.

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Poignant installation shows people performing mundane tasks underwater

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

As Climate Change looms and sea levels rise more and more people are affected by flooding. What might it be like if the whole word was under water? This performance installation in Toronto explores just that concept. Holoscenes is a work of art by Lars Jan, founder of Early Morning Opera. The installation involves a large glass tank within which sits a performer.

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This gun sculpture made out of cheese puffs humorously reflects on violence

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

While this sculpture may be every couch potato’s dream snack, it actually presents deeper, more powerful issues at hand. In her sculptural piece ‘WARNING’, visual artist Sharareh Khosravani uses cheese puffs to humorously bring about the topic of recent violent incidents. ‘I hoped to add a dimension of humor to the warning. In part this […]

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