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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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This retired Brazilian art director creates whimsical illustrations with simple, everyday objects

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

If you are someone who’s most creatively inclined, like illustrator Victor Nunes, you will see seemingly innocent everyday objects from a totally different point of view. They become pivotal in his visual expressions and each item ends up as a part of his many illustrations, which are totally unrestricted as far as his imagination goes.

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In China, farmers build Transformers replicas out of junk, then sell them for $160,000

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Goes to show that anything can be made in China, including awesome space robots. Farmers Yu Zhilin and Yu Lingyun have made a lucrative business out of turning old auto parts into giant replicas of Transformers characters. And if that’s not impressive enough, as reference, they just used instructions from the internet.

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This anamorphic octopus mural looks like it’s creeping up the walls of an entire room

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

If you walk into the SAMO art space in Turin, Italy, you might get startled by an unexpected sight: a giant green octopus slithering its tentacles all over the room.

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London’s new horse statue is a skeletal, riderless horse by Hans Haacke

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

You’ll see plenty of war horse statues when you visit London, but one might shadow them all – Hans Haacke’s skeletal gift horse, standing tall in Trafalgar Square.

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Thierry Duval fools us all into thinking his watercolour paintings are photographs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who was fooled by artist Thierry Duval. It’s just that his talent is so great that his watercolours look exactly like beautifully shot photographs.

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These hand-blown glass sculptures are so life-like, you’d think they’re real animals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Oregon-based artist Scott Bisson has basically spent his entire life mastering the art of glass blowing, and by the looks of his lifelike animal sculptures, he’s mastered it pretty well. Using his fascination with nature, he manipulates glass to mimic the intricate shapes and textures of different animals.

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A sculpture featuring 100 arrows in mid-flight is the perfect place to take a photo op

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In the installation ‘A Shout Within a Storm’, artist Glenn Kaino suspends over 100 copper arrows in mid-air, all seemingly headed towards a single target. Common sense tells us that standing in front of a volley of arrows isn’t cool, but in this case, it is (for your Instagram account, at least.)

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Huge animals made of Lego bricks have been spotted across gardens in America

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lego fans may just want to make a trip to selected botanical gardens and zoos located in the USA, as New York artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, Nature Connects, is touring, showcasing whimsical foxes, frogs, butterflies, and bees made entirely of Lego bricks.

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Star Wars posters hand-drawn by local artists in Russia

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By David Langley in New Art on Monday 16 March 2015

Star Wars first made its way into the USSR in 1990, and due to censorship laws that still remained in the waning days of the Soviet Empire, original movie posters needed to be made by local artists for advertising.

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Leon Keer’s 3D streetpainting will make you do a double take, and then a triple take

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 14 March 2015

Leon Keer has a simple way of looking at the footpaths and alleyways we take for granted: instead of pavement, he sees a canvas. His two latest anamorphic paintings were created at Dubai’s street art event, DubaiCanvas.

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This giant lipstick sculpture has been created to prove a very important point

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Eco on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000 lipsticks look like, you’re looking at it! This giant sculpture was made by Lithuanian artist Agnė Kišonaitė and it’s all to prove a point about recyclables.

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Women become invisible as their bodies are painted to blend perfectly with the background

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 14 March 2015

Yes, perverted reader, there are naked women in these photos. Too bad you won’t be able to see them. In her series ‘Lost in the Landscape’, body painter Natalie Fletcher turns her models invisible – not with a magical cloak or a high-tech gadget, but with art.

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Artist lets you see thousands of stars from the bottom of used paper bags

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 13 March 2015

The next time you want to see the starry night sky, don’t bother finding a telescope, just grab a paper bag. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya confines the beauty of a thousand stars within the walls of used paper bags in his series ‘Constellation’.

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These wooden sculptures are so realistic, you’d think they’re living, breathing people

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

It’s not every day you mistake a piece of wood for a real person, but then again, Italian sculptor Peter Demetz isn’t your ordinary artist. With his mastery of the human form and wood sculpting, Demetz turns timber into life-like sculptures of people.

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Paris welcomed a rather unusual Christmas tree sculpture to its city (and it was the butt of all jokes)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 11 March 2015

This sculpture by Paul McCarthy was located in Place Vendome, in the heart of Paris, last year, and it quickly became the ‘butt’ of all jokes. The sculpture was simply called Tree, and was supposed to be a 80-foot inflatable Christmas tree, but it bears an uncanny resemblance to a sex toy.

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