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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 creates amazing animal designs out of pancake batter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 3 March 2014

Nathan Shields wields his magical pancake batter to create amazing and delectable works of edible art, all the while taking care of the kids. We’ve featured this former math teacher turned stay-at-home dad in a past post, featuring his Star Trek-inspired pancakes. Now he’s back with more of what he calls ‘Saipancakes’.

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Realistically Proportioned Barbie: we interviewed the artist who created it!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 1 March 2014

Finally, someone had the guts to stand up to that faker, Barbie. Pennsylvania-based artist, Nickolay Lamm, not only voiced out his opinion against Barbie-maker, Mattel, but also created a realistic and properly proportioned version of the doll. In this exclusive interview with the artist, we ask him why he created a ‘Real Barbie’ and how the move has affected the public’s perception. [read our original post about this Barbie here]

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Just a zen garden in Kyoto, quietly making waves

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 28 February 2014

Somehow we stumbled on this remarkable sight of a Japanese zen landscape garden in Kyoto’s Zuiho-in Temple, which, thanks to the intricate patterns drawn upon its sandy grounds, has the amazing illusion of running water trickling around it despite having no body of water in its midst. What a beautiful effect.

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Painting pubic hair on tiny people and putting them in glass boxes

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Friday 28 February 2014

Isn’t there’s something so alluring about looking at your reflection in a shop window, peeking through peoples’ curtains, or looking over doll-sized houses when flying over picturesque towns somewhere in Eastern Europe? We’re all just a bunch of funny humans obsessed with our little worlds. And when not concerned with ourselves and our receding hairlines, […]

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Artist creates hyper-realistic portraits of deceased people using their own ashes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 28 February 2014

This is an art concept you either love or hate. Artist Adam Brown creates realistic of deceased loved ones, except instead of using a paintbrush, pencil or even charcoal, this man uses ashes. But don’t worry, not all the ashes are going into the portrait-Brown says he requests only ‘a small amount of the cremated remains, which he then mixes into certain areas of a portrait’.

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Weirdest fountain in the world? This one in China is made from 10,000 toilets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 February 2014

In Foshan, China, you can find the number one contender for the title of ‘Weirdest Fountain in the World’. There exists an installation built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks, and urinals, covering a 100 meter long and 5 meter high wall. The public art piece was created by artist Shu Yong, who spent two months creating the bizarre sight.

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Interview with brilliant crayon sculptor, Hoang Tran

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 27 February 2014

Wax Nostalgic is a Tumblr featuring carved crayon sculptures inspired by pop culture characters. Some of the characters forever immortalized in crayon are Han Solo, Dart Vader, Finn & Jake, and Master Chief. The mastermind behind these crayon sculptures is Hoang Tran, who we got to talk to recently. Check out the interview to know how it all started and how he does it. [read our original post about this crayon art here]

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Funny yet terrifying rope masks by Betrjan Pot

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Dutch designer Bertjan Pot accidentally stumbled upon the concept of these rope masks when he was trying to sew a carpet out of standard rope. When the carpet started to get curvy, instead of throwing out the colourful material, he switched to making these beautiful masks that would put your raggedy Halloween mask to shame.

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LOTR’s Minas Tirith recreated using 420,000 match sticks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor and the fictional city in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’, was left in shambles soon after the ‘War of the Ring’. But it has been rebuilt – with matchsticks! Matchstick wizard Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels reconstructed the fantastical city from 420,000 matchsticks over a span of three […]

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Fleshy intestine tent, anyone?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

If it’s dinner time where you are, look away now! Don’t say we didn’t warn you! This creative fleshy intestine tents are made by Swiss artist Andra Hasler and are on display at the Corn Exchange Newbury & New Greenham Arts in Berkshire. The work is supposed to creatively explore the ‘consequences of a nuclear […]

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Lost items find a voice through cardboard signs

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

Finally, the masses of voiceless lost items have been given a helping hand! These lonely and abandoned items now have a voice – or a signage, rather – in speaking out their pleas. New York-based street artist Yoonjin Lee has come to the aid of paper clips, hair bands, subway cards, lighters, and other discarded […]

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Pop culture nail art that also comes in 3D

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

Everything’s in 3D nowadays, even your nail polish! Netherlands-based artist Nina Van Oordt creates nail art that will drive any geek girl crazy. Included in her long list of designs are characters from ‘Pokemon’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Flabby Bird’, and ‘Monsters Inc.’

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Wow! Botswana looks wonderful as abstract art from a bird’s eye view

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

‘You can make out trees, you can make out animals, you can see things that are recognizable to an extent… But at the same time because of the bird’s-eye view, so to speak, things are slightly abstracted as well,’ said New York-based photographer Zack Seckler to Wired about the awe-inspiring series he created from pointing […]

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Londoners can now climb ‘The Wall’ from Game of Thrones

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

People who were lucky – or unlucky – enough to be in London for the ‘Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season’ DVD release, were treated to a perilous and deadly climb over the famous ice barrier that Jon Snow and Ygritte once faced.

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Conjuring Steve Jobs out of cables, computer peripherals, and Apple products

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

We are no strangers to Jason Mecier, having previously featured the edible movie mosaics he made out of licorice. Now the artist with a penchant for collages has created a portrait of Steve Jobs out of 20 pounds of e-waste: cables, computer peripherals, and of course, Apple products.

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