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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 carves out intricate designs on goose shells!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 April 2014

Talk about egg-cellent and eggs-quisite Easter egg decorating skills! Poland-based artist Piotr Bockenheim has carved out intricate, geometric designs onto various goose eggs that will egg-xhilarate you. Using a reductive drilling technique, he’s produced some pretty rad works that must have taken him hundreds of hours to patiently finish. To highlight the fine details of […]

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Interview with photorealistic oil painter Karen Woods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Seattle-based artist Karen Woods photographs ‘moments of beauty’ every time she’s out on the road in her daily commute. She then takes these photos of intersections and wet roads, and turns them into photorealistic paintings. In this exclusive interview, she talks about the challenges of being a photorealistic painter and what compels her to paint rain drops on wind shields [Read our original post about her here].

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Incredible art painted on eyelids

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art, New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

We are not sure where makeup artist Tal Peleg gets her painter’s high, but she sure does some outrageously intricate and fun eyelid art. The one with the crying rainbows gets us every time we look at it.

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Regular benches get yarnbombed, turns into crocheted monsters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

It looks like a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building are the latest victims of a yarnbombing, a form of street art that uses knitted yarn as its main weapon rather than spray paint. Artists Jill and Lorna Watt transformed the otherwise dull public benches into amazing public art by adding colour and […]

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Street Stories tells the tales of homeless youth in East London

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

These murals look beautiful but the meaning behind them and even the words displayed with each one, are anything but. Each of these murals tells a sad tale of what homeless youth have gone through in London, from family members passing away to self harm and abuse. This collection of murals is part of Street […]

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Kurt Vonnegut’s colourful doodles and illustrations

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Who knew Kurt Vonnegut was a visual artist! The author of Slaughterhouse Five and Cat’s Cradle shows us just how talented he was in the book, Kurt Vonnegut Drawings. The book features ‘over 120 collected illustrations from the pen of Vonnegut himself, showcasing his swirling self-portraits and abstract “doodled,” all of which are infused with […]

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Sprite Symphony: fairies trapped inside jam jars

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 April 2014

Is that Tinkerbell in a jam jar? And I thought they said fairies aren’t real! In 2011, creative couple Davy & Kristin McGuire created ‘The Icebook’, the world’s first projection mapped pop-up book. The beautiful mix between paper cut-outs and video projection became a viral sensation, eventually leading them to a commission from the Royal […]

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Spectacular fan art of the world’s dictators

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 19 April 2014

Why place an oil painting on the wall when you can get your hands on fan art? Alessandria Masi compiled these somewhat awful, somewhat incredible dictator artworks, which can be bought for as little as $115. How about a portrait of Bashar al-Assad on the hallway wall? Or ‘Al Putino’ in the den? My personal […]

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Peter Jostrand likes flat butts (and he cannot lie)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 18 April 2014

Isn’t graphic design awesome? Peter Jostrand makes it a little more awesome (and let’s face it, weird) with his series of Flat Butts. He’s designed a 2D animal butt each day on his blog, but he’s been ‘building up his butt arsenal for a while’, with 50 butts already on the queue and ready to […]

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Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow is real, thanks to taxidermy

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

All Men Must Die. But not before a crow gets taxidermied into a piece of fandom art. Taxidermist Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles created this haunting replica of the Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow. Yes, the three-eyed crow is now on a random shelf somewhere, aside from […]

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3D on the rocks: intricate ice cubes sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

Would you like your whiskey served ‘neat’ or on the Statue of Liberty? ‘3D on the Rocks’ is the latest ad campaign from liquor company Suntory, in which they used a high precision carving machine to create intricate ice cube sculptures to go along with that glass of whiskey. Talk about art on art! In […]

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There’s a man living inside this bear 24/7

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You thought your apartment is cramped? Try living inside a bear! French artist Abraham Poincheval is spending 13 days inside a hollowed-out carcass of a taxidermy bear for his performance art piece called ‘Dans La Peau de l’Ours’ (translated as ‘Inside the Skin of the Bear’.)

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The dark side of the covers by Harvezt

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

From the Beatles’ Abbey Road to Nirvana’s Nevermind, these music album covers have one thing in common: they’re iconic and well recognized. Artist Harvezt has taken these popular images and given us a brand new perspective on them by reversing the scenes in his series The Dark Side of the Covers.

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This guy smuggles golden roaches into museums worldwide

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

If museums around the world won’t take your art, you’ve got no other choice but to force it on them, right? That’s exactly what artist Miklós Kiss did with his Golden Roach project. Here’s what he does: he smuggles in 14 carat gold plated bronze roaches to renowned museums, making them part of the exhibition […]

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An everyday coffee cup project by Aussie artist Paul Garbett

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Cuppaday is a daily art project by Sydney-based designer and brand architect Paul Garbett. As a creative, Garbett’s imagination and creative process need his daily caffeine fix for fuel. Lots of it. So what does he do with all those used coffee cups? He doesn’t throw them in the trash, but instead, he uses them […]

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