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2013 in review using Play-Doh sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 20 January 2014

Play-Doh created sculptures as part of its Year in Review. Some of these cute sculptures include: N-Sync’s 2013 short but sweet reunion, Ylvis’ What does the fox say?, the birth of Prince George, the biggest blackout at the biggest game of the year, Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards, and of course, who can forget […]

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Vintage textiles become intricate, life-like animals and fungi

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 20 January 2014

Yorkshire-based Mister Finch uses vintage textiles such as old aprons, used curtains, and a recycled wedding dress, to fashion out new life in the form of birds, spiders, rabbits, and other creatures. Inspired by the beautiful hillside landscape near his home and by British folkore, he has created a collection of fairytale creatures that each […]

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Magical collage art by Bob May

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By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Monday 20 January 2014

Bob May takes discarded old books and makes them into magical collages. These collages are always beautiful, and usually surreal, with a comforting retro feel. May has a great way of placing two unrelated images together in a fun juxtaposition. I particularly like when he repeats the same image and pairs it with something else, […]

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Spanish artist stitches portraits of his family into the palms of his hands

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Sunday 19 January 2014

You may not want to shake his hand to congratulate him, as Spanish artist David Cata stitches portraits of his family and friends into the palms of his hands for his project Overexposed Emotions, which illustrates how much they are woven into his life.

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Amazing 3D book illustrations by Yusuke Oono

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By Lauren Shields in New Art on Saturday 18 January 2014

Yusuke Oono creates incredible 360°Books; beautiful 3D ‘sculptures’ which tell a story. Each book is a colourful and beautifully delicate representation of its story, with the most enchanting silhouettes.

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Realistically creepy body art by Hikaru Cho

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 17 January 2014

If you happen to see one of Japanese artist Hikaru Cho’s body art creations, you’ll think you’ve been transported to some sort of otherworldly dimension. Truth is, these surreal human parts are just 3D body art made by using acrylic paints. None of these include any Photoshop manipulation, just good ‘ol artistic talent and imagination. […]

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Pure filth! The clever advertising campaign for the Polish erotic film festival

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 January 2014

When you’re faced with a tricky client – an erotic film festival – you think on your toes and deliver the best work you’ve got. Polish advertising agency Lowe and Partners was fearless when it came to promoting Poland’s Kino Praha Erotic Film Festival. Just take a look at the posters they created: An epic […]

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Classic oil paintings of cats as royalty

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 16 January 2014

Uzbekistan-based digital artist Eldar Zakirov takes cats and casts them in classical oil paintings. We know how high and mighty our feline pals can get, but this stylized treatment really takes their snootiness to a new height. UPDATE: Here’s a sneak peek of our exclusive interview with cat oil painting master himself, Eldar Zakirov! [you […]

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Googly eyes are all over Toronto, thanks to Aiden Glenn

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 January 2014

Face it, when you’re given a packet of googly eyes, you just want to stick those things everywhere. The temptation is too great. Animator and artist Aiden Glenn knows all about giving into the googly eye temptation because this young chap went all over the streets of Liberty Village, Toronto, turning outdoor objects into googly-eyed […]

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Someone made one balloon sculpture a day for a year

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 14 January 2014

365 Days of Balloons is a challenging but fun project by Ohio-based graphic designer Meghan Coleman, in which she attempts to create one balloon sculpture a day for an entire year. If you’ve ever tried making a dog or a cat out of a balloon, you’ll know this isn’t an easy task. As far as […]

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Yangon’s tripped-out Drug Eradication Museum

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites, New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

During my afternoon stroll round the Drug Eradication Museum in Yangon recently, I came to the conclusion that the experience was, ironically, akin to ingesting some high-grade psychotropics. Cue deformed and pickled fetuses, life-size friezes of cocktail parties and enough bold propaganda to make even the most hardened experimenter soil themselves (or at least you’d […]

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The Neverending Story gets a 21st century makeover

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

Yep, it’s pretty much what we’ve all been waiting for: a twenty-first century makeover of our beloved The Neverending Story characters. These magnificent ‘explorations’ are the work of Nicolas Francoeur, an artist at Eidos Montreal (the studio behind games Deux Ex and Thief reboot). Imagining what the movie characters might look like if the film […]

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Mini sculptures of artists at work in their studios

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

Juxtapoz is featuring Joe Fig’s collection of miniature dioramas that look surprisingly real for how small they are, with paint splatters, painting tools and everything else a contemporary artist needs in their craft, added to each scene. Everyone’s favorite artists are included in this series, including Ryan Mcginness, April Gornik, Jane Hammond, Steve Mumford, and […]

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Painting the Roses Red: a new series by Sara Sweet

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By Sara Sweet in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

This series has been influenced by a scene in Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland where the Queen’s cards frantically splash red paint on the white roses which were planted by mistake. It was a visually attractive scene with luscious red glossy paint dripping from the white petals.

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Conceptual artwork by Hong Kong’s Ho Siu-Kee

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

Back in the 90s, Hong Kong had a vibrant group of conceptually oriented artists producing still very contemporary work. One of them was Ho Siu-Kee who focused on the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception. Coming from a culture of Buddhist monks, he studied their austere attitude towards their own bodies and gestures […]

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