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Stacks of laser-cut paper are intricately arranged to form these stained-glass windows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 7 August 2014

In 2012, we featured some awesome paper stained-glass window designs from artist Eric Standley. And just when we thought his artworks couldn’t get more complex and mesmerizing, he shows up two years later with these!

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These beautifully adorned stairs make climbing them a joy to experience

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 7 August 2014

Don’t you just sigh inwardly when you see a long flight of stairs right in front of you? Who looks forward to climbing them? I know I don’t. Not even if you promise me buns of steel after the arduous ascent. So it really helps if I see a staircase artfully treated in the most […]

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This artist freestyles tattoos on his clients’ bodies: we interviewed him about it

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

His name is Jay Freestyle, and as the name implies, he does his clients’ tattoos freestyle. No templates, no stencils, just good ‘ol imagination and amazing artistry. In this exclusive interview, Freestyle talks about his beginnings as a tattoo artist, his creative process, and his memorable experiences with clients. [Read our original posts about him here and here.]

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Beer and soda cans are masterfully shaped to become pop culture sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

For most of us, the fun ends when an aluminum can runs out of beer. But for Japanese artist Makaon, emptying an aluminum can of its contents is where the fun starts. Using discarded cans as his medium, Makaon flattens, bends, twists, and combines them to form origami-like sculpture inspired by famous pop culture characters. […]

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Guy Whitby is back with some seriously awesome keyboard art

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Back in 2012, we showed you Guy Whitby’s keyboard art with famous faces. Now this Aussie artist is back with some extraordinary art that takes us straight back to the 80s with cassette radios, chunky mobile phones and boom boxes.

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One man is creating beautiful masterpieces out of Vegemite

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Vegemite is used for all sorts of purposes. On toast with butter for breakfast. In the Sunday roast gravy to add flavor. On a mouth ulcer to cure it. And on your boots as shoe polish (no, seriously!). But one man is taking Vegemite to the next level, and then some. Murray McGorlick paints with […]

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She weaves dryer lint through canvas to make completely unique artworks

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Looking at Tonya Corkey’s art you might be mistaken for thinking these are just ordinary canvases with a bit of paint splattered onto them. But look closely and you’ll realize that Corkey has developed a very peculiar way of making her portraits. She uses dryer lint. Her latest project is called ‘See You in the […]

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Postcards penned by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 August 2014

Of course, postcards aren’t just available to all of us ordinary people, but to extraordinary authors too. We like this roundup by Open Culture which includes a postcard F. Scott Fitzgerald addressed to himself but never sent, with a succinct note asking about how he was doing and that he’s been meaning to come see […]

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Flawlessly ‘stitched up’ faces splice two relatives together: can you guess who is who?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

See anything strange here? This photo series is called Metmorfoza and it was created by Ino Zeljak, a Croatian-based student. The series explores similarities and differences between people that are connected genetically or not.

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Designer chances on trashed packaging she designed, shoots pictures of them

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

Somehow we chanced upon this feature of Debbie Millman from an old issue of Print, where she talked about finding trash made up of packaging she helped to design in the past. It apparently happens quite often with her huge portfolio of work. Naturally, she snaps a photo of the trashed packaging to freeze that […]

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Simply amazing body art will having you searching for the bodies they are painted on

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

The human body has inspired and provided empty canvasses for various artists the likes of Gesine Marwedel, Johannes Stoetter, Emma Fay and Guido Daniele, who have collectively painted some pretty amazing and organic animal forms on their human subjects. Through their masterful vision and vivid illusions, various parts of their models’ bodies have become the […]

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This street artist uses lace patterns to give unadorned streets a fancy makeover

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 31 July 2014

Artist ‘NeSpoon’ is turning Warsaw’s neglected and forgotten public spaces into fancy outdoor exhibits by leaving behind lace patterns in the form of spray-painted murals and spider web-like stencils. Using sidewalks, lamp posts, doorways, and utility boxes as her canvas, she spruces up the dull urban atmosphere by adding a touch of whimsy and style.

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More gore? Action-packed stationery piles on

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Hamburg-based executive creative director Jacques Pense has an imaginative body of commissioned work. For Australian television channel 13th Street, in line with the type of programmes it runs, he came up with these horrific paper stationary items The results are great, with blood and gore splashing about through punched holes and gushing out from torn […]

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This swing set is a musical lightshow where the riders are the musicians

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

At first glance, you might think this is your average swing set, but once you hop on, it turns into a whimsical performance of lights and sounds! Created by Canadian design collective, ‘Daily Tous Les Jours’, the interactive art installation, called ‘The Swings’, has seats that have illuminated panels at the bottom. Each swinging motion […]

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Artist encourages fly larvae to build themselves solid gold shells

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Closely related to Lepidoptera (that’s moths and butterflies), the caddis fly is a rather unremarkable insect with a remarkable talent for creativity. In its larval stage, a caddis fly creates an artificial carapace for itself using any materials to hand, normally bits of wood and stone. Using its specialised saliva that hardens into a strong mortar-like substance, the caddis larvae pieces together a hard outer shell to protect its soft body until it can metamorphose into its avian adult stage.

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