New Art

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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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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Sydney artist explores the human form by creating these Chinese porcelain sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 29 July 2014

What do you get when you mix traditional Western portraiture with Eastern decorative design? Something that’s both haunting and beautiful. Chinese artist Ah Xian explores the human form by creating busts of his family members – including his wife, father, and brother – then paints them over with iconic Chinese blue and white porcelain designs. […]

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Crazy paper sculptures that stretch, collapse and twist like fluid

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Beijing-based artist, designer and book editor Li Hong’s collapsible paper sculptures are shockingly good. He loves paper, collects it, and also experiments with forms to crazy, unpredictable effect. As he once explained to White Rabbit, ‘Paper — you can never predict what it will become in the end’. Looking at his works, we can’t quite […]

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Banksy street art remains firmly in public hands despite best efforts of land owner

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Banksy, the master of hiding your identity while simultaneously maintaining global fame, has caught the media spotlight once again. Several more of the elusive street artists works have cropped up around The UK, one of which in particular has caused quite a stir.

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Artist gives life to fallen leaves by turning them into intricate cuttings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

With a little bit of imagination, you can turn anything into a beautiful work of art. Iranian artist Omid Asadi springs new life (no pun intended) into fallen and forgotten leaves by cutting them up to form portraits of people and animals. ‘Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and […]

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The beautiful and inspiring sreet art murals of Anat Ronen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 25 July 2014

It’s hard to believe, but Houston-based creative Anat Ronen is a self-taught artist and up until five years ago, was working in admin fields. It took a leap of faith for her to quit her day job and enter into the art field full-time. And I personally think she made the right decision! Ronen now […]

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Law-abiding Japanese citizens simply do NOT make boats from their vaginas!

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Did you know that in Japan there is an annual penis festival every April that thousands of people attend. It celebrates the myth of a steel penis built by a blacksmith to break the teeth of a demon that had hidden inside a young woman’s vagina. The festival itself is jam-packed full of phalluses, big and small.

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