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Dream-like collages by artist Villajavat

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By Autumn Whitehurst in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

If it were possible to take photos while in our dreams, the snapshots might just look like the collages of the mysterious Villajavat. Creating random juxtapositions does not by default lend itself to success but these collages are not only successful, they’re cohesive and convincing.

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Experimental artwork by Geoffrey Lillemon

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By Autumn Whitehurst in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Geoffrey Lillemon is interested in changing our perceptions. Pushing at the boundaries of digital art, his work explores the potential of the interactive playground that is the internet. Though much of his genius is born out of personal endeavors, his unrestricted vision has brought him to the attention of clients such as Bernhard Willhem and […]

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Chad Wys: a modern master of repurposed art

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Chad Wys is a master of repurposing within the digital art world. He deconstructs classic pieces then experiments with them, producing pieces that bear new layers and demand a need for reevaluation and a refreshed perspective. He’s kinda like a mixed media Danger Mouse.

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The Star Wars invasion of kinkade paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

In a Thomas Kinkade painting far, far away… Ok, not really. There just might be a copy of his painting in your living room. The self-proclaimed Master of Light, Thomas Kinkade mass-marketed his art such that one in every twenty homes in America has a copy of his work.

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Mason Jar speaker and amplifiers

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

This portable speaker is sure to be the center of every impromptu dance you encounter. The throw-back design features a completely self-contained amp which is designed from re-cycled mason jars. Hook it up to your iPod or electric guitar for a lot of funny stares and a lot of fun. This little guy may be […]

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Beautiful rainbow prism abstractions by Erin O’Malley

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

I have a friend that takes photos during carwashes and they kinda look like this. But Erin O’Malley strikes gold with those iridescent, rainbow prism abstractions. O’Malley’s work depicts the interaction of light with transparent and reflective surface. She uses digital macro photography and a series of found objects to record the intricacies between light […]

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Cruelest household purchase ever: Guilt-tripping plateware

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Part of the Invention Ware ceramic product line by Fishs Eddy is this side plate that looks totally innocuous. Well, at least till you finish up whatever grub that was on it, only to find the words ‘Big Mistake‘ inscribed at the bottom. Way to break the news gently to someone that making poor meal […]

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Dreamscape paintings by Will Barras

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By Kevin Zych in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013

Will Barras is an artist, illustrator, and animator from Birmingham, England. He began his career when he started doodling with his friend between answering calls at a tiresome desk job. Today, years after hanging up the phone, his work has evolved into dynamic images featuring distorted figures walking, biking, and riding horses through colorful landscapes. […]

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Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

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By Callum Gibson in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013

Ever wondered how the past few years of trouble have effected art in Egypt? Well, Walls of Freedom is a collaborative project of about 50 artists who have come together to produce a book about the revolution in the form of its artwork. Some of the pieces are political, while others pay tribute to the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause.

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Finnish artist makes his work speaks for itself

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Friday 1 November 2013

Borrowing from the knowledge, artistry and the humour of others (Gertrude Stein, Mitch Hedberg, Franz Kafka), Finnish artist Mikko Kuorinki makes a variety of modern work that speaks for itself. Kurorinki uses performance, installation, video and photography to explore the intricacies between the individual and physical realm.

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David Černý gives the Czech President the finger in 30-foot sculpture

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 31 October 2013

What can only be described as “ballsy,” Czech artist David Černý has outdone himself again by erecting a giant purple ‘f**k you’ right in the middle of Prague’s Vltava River, across from the Prague Castle where Czech president Milos Zeman lives. The 45-year-old sculptor has made a name for himself throughout the globe for his politically motivated pieces (eg: vandalizing a tank statue at the Soviet war memorial by painting it pink!), and this time Černý’s point is just as clear.

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Surreal floating eye sculptures

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Sophie Ryder created these large wire sculptures with a direct reference to charcoal sketching. The UK artist installed the surreal sculptures to hang and interact with the air space above a field. It’s as if a page were torn from an drawing students sketch book and made to look down on us all.

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Banksy rejected by New York Times, fights back with scathing street art piece

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Banksy’s latest installation smells of resentment. He wrote an article for the New York Times about the new ‘One World Trade Center’ project being ugly. Actually, he called it “vanilla” and “something from Canada”. The article was supposed to be another installment in his daily ‘Better Out Than In’ graffiti series. But predictably, his article was rejected. And like a sulking kid, he went ahead and made a big stink about it with this mural instead. Go Banksy. His work never ceases to make me smile.

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New Zealand man 3D printing 1961 Aston Martin replica

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

One man in New Zealand is taking 3D printing to the next level. Ivan Sentch is printing a full sized, 1961 Aston Martin DB4 replica with his Solidoodle 3D printer. According to the Aukland man’s blog, he started the project back around last Christmas and plans to create a fiber-glass mold of the print when he finally finishes.

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Street art with a decaying twist: photos by Charlene Weisler

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Charlene Weisler’s urban photography is inspired by the transience and impermanence of street art. Concentrating on the evolving nature of layered, decaying graffiti, Weisler’s art captures a timeline of competing efforts and messages eroded by weather and time. Notably, the photographs are “as-is” – as she finds them on the streets – and are not […]

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