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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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Ridiculously funny post-it doodles by Ben Watheit

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 3 June 2014

NYC-based actor and comedy writer Ben Watheit may have gained quite a loyal following, but aside from his day job, he also has a tendency for filling up post-it notes with random musings that are really quite hilarious, and in turn filling up his website with tons of these.

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Bizarre (and a little creepy) porcelain art by Johnson Tsang

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 2 June 2014

If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]

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Awesome animals created from calligraphy strokes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 30 May 2014

Calligraphy is usually reserved for formal invitations or place settings. Not in Andrew Fox’s world. This England-based artist has taken his designer skills and applied them to this fun and quirky series of animals, with just a stroke of a calligraphy pen. These animals might seem simple at first, but take a closer look and […]

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Psychodelic trippy art by Otto Splotch

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By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Friday 30 May 2014

Probably inspired, or influenced, by artists such as Ed Roth, artist Otto Splotch has that punky, sometimes gross, but always interesting style. What sets him apart is the originality, spontaneity, and humour found throughout his work. This super trippy art seems like a perfect fit for the Brooklyn band Japanther’s cover art.

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Adding fairytale characters and superheroes in photos makes life a lot cooler

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 29 May 2014

Once upon a time in Milan, there lived a photographer and illustrator by the name of Giulia Pex, who added whimsical elements to her daily life by illustrating fictional characters in photos. Most mornings she’ll have cute woodland creatures and a fairy godmother watching over her as she sleeps. Sometimes she’ll take a ride with Prince Charming on his dashing bike stallion. Her dad also joins the fantastical fray, adding superhero references to his daily chores.

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Odds and ends are used to create these surreal skull sculptures

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 29 May 2014

These compartmentalized sculptures are meant to be ‘a surrealist exploration of portraits created from memories, found objects and a fascination with medical imagery’. The artworks are made from trinkets, odds and ends, and everything else husband and wife duo Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn can come up with. They almost have an ancient Egyptian feel […]

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All your favourite cars from all your favourite movies

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Sometimes, instead of an actor’s performance, it’s the props of a movie that are remembered. And Israeli artist Ido Yehimovitz knows all about it, as he’s created a series of the greatest rides from film and television that he loved as a child up until the present day. Yehimovitz has added a bit of flair […]

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Would you believe these psychedelic rocks are entirely made out of car paint?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 May 2014

No these rocks were not made from deep inside a groovy cave. Nor were they formed by molten stuff in a far out volcano. In fact, these aren’t rocks at all! Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is a colorful and psychedelic gemstone-like byproduct of early automobile painting techniques.

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These are some of the most skull-tastic street art we’ve seen in a work

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

We don’t know much about Maldito Juanito, except that he’s from Geneva and does some really fantastic macabre illustrations which he then unleashes on the streets by urban wheatpasting. His Tumblr is filled with loads of pictures of his works which are all quite something. He somehow manages to pull off rawness in a most […]

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Shoes that have teeth for soles are something to smile about

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

‘I said put your tooth under the pillow, not under your shoe!’ Creative duo Dominic Young and Mariana Fantich of East London-based studio ‘Fantich & Young’, have come up with a shoe sculpture that you could say is armed to the teeth – literally!

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Two years! That’s how long it took to build this detailed globe out of matchsticks

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Reddit user yoderaustin, purportedly the son of artist Andy Yoder, recently started a thread with pictures of his dad’s pet project: a rather huge globe (over half his height) painstakingly constructed from matchsticks in the last two years, with each matchstick head individually colored to reflect clouds, the sea and land mass. It even comes […]

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White Library: Shelves of entirely blank books

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 26 May 2014

About a decade ago in 2006, Singapore held its first ever Biennale. I never actually made it to the event back then, but when I was browsing through the biennale catalog Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto’s installation caught my attention. Staged at a particular section of the National Library, the installation was titled White Library and […]

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Ricardo Solis shows us how animals got their colours and stripes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 26 May 2014

Mexican artist Ricardo Solis was attracted to art and nature as a young boy, which may explain his series of animal drawings and paintings that try to understand evolution. From a rhino being created out of terracotta to a zebra’s stripes being attached by tiny workmen, Solis’ art allows us to open our minds and question […]

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Interview with face painting artist, Christy Lewis

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 23 May 2014

New Zealand-based artist Christy Lewis will make you believe little kids have morphed into superheroes, wild animals, and monsters with her amazing face painting skills. She’s been so successful at her craft that she’s already turned it into a business and is well known in festivals and birthday parties.

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Improv tattoos: this guy comes up with a tat’s design while making it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 22 May 2014

A tattoo is a lifelong commitment, that’s why people think long and hard – at least those who are sober – on their tat’s design before getting inked. But would you be willing to get a tattoo without knowing beforehand what it will look like?

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