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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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Subversive art cheekily played out in public

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

All right, so we’re currently enamored with Fra.Biancoshock’s crazily engaging brand of street art. The Milan-based artist has stuck giant cardboard bandages onto cracked walls among others, and we can’t wait to see what new mischief he might be up to soon, besides sticking mirrors in the face of surveillance cams, making massive frayed wires out […]

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This massive chart of the music universe reveals just how our favorite acts are connected

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Thanks to Pop Chart Lab’s massive Charted Connections of Rock chart, which maps out the links between 727 artists — and over 500 bands — and denotes degrees of separation across musical genres and generations, we now suspect Eric Clapton is the Kevin Bacon of music. It’s just so mindbogglingly good.

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These ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveal biblical narratives are amazing: we interviewed the artist

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Artist Loren Stump has been manipulating glass to form highly-detailed works of art for the past 40 years. One of his most celebrated works involves murine, ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveals portraits and biblical narratives that will both amaze and boggle your mind. In this exclusive interview with Stump, he talks about his lengthy career as a glassworker and as a professor, as well as how he makes these beautiful glass pieces.  [read our original post about him here]

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Incredible sculptures created from old tyres

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 20 June 2014

In the spirit of conscientious production and preserving the planet, we love all forms of recycling and conservation. It just makes us feel all warm and smug inside. Korean artist Yong Ho Ji takes it to a whole new level however, with his seriously up-cycled beast sculptures.

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Rhythms of Youth: the world’s longest and largest 3d street painting

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 19 June 2014

‘Rhythms of Youth’ is a 3D street painting by renowned Chinese artist Yang Yongchun. What makes this painting so special? Well, you know, the Guinness World Records only recognizes it as the largest and longest 3D street painting, or anamorphic painting, at 2,600 meters. No biggie.

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LEGO interpretation of Banksy’s satirical graffiti brings on the smiles

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Banksy is a pseudonymous U.K-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine social commentary with dark humor and can be seen on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world.

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Sketch artist’s crazily accurate portraits of crooks she’s never seen

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 17 June 2014

These days, when we look at laughable ‘police sketches’ that fail so bad we can’t help but wonder if even the boys in blue have had to take a blow to their budget at times, we think, not everyone has the luck of hiring an artist like Lois Gibson, who has basically put more than 1,000 crooks behind bars with her crazily accurate pastel paintings… we mean, police sketches.

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Beautiful human organs that burst forth with flowers and plants

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 14 June 2014

We tend to think of them, if we do at all, as squashy and slimy things that lurk inside our bodies but thanks to Guatemalan-born artist Camilia Carlow, they are now seen in a brand new light. Carlow’s beautiful series of sculpted plants masquerading as human organs is part of a project titled Eye Heart Spleen. The photographic project is comprised of 13 beautiful images representing human organs constructed from plants and flowers.

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Gravity defying 3D environmental art that is simply surreal

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 14 June 2014

German artist Cornelia Konrads is dedicated to creating are-my-eyes-playing-tricks-on-me installations within open spaces, public parks and private gardens around the world, and in countries as far flung as Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, USA, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. Her works are gasp-worthy as they revolve around the specific theme of weightlessness.

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This brilliant ad creative will have you second-guessing what you’re really seeing

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Saturday 14 June 2014

Bangkok-based Supparat Thepparat is an incredibly talented art director and creative. He has a real knack for putting together eye-catching visual advertisements as well as surreal imagery. Check out some of his best ad-work here, including ‘fish-mining’: a visual campaign for KYO EPAX fish oil tablets.

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3D wire bird sculptures deliberately made to look like flattened 2D sketches

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 13 June 2014

UK artist Celia Smith rigorously experiments with various forms of the most unglamorous of wires to create delightful bird sculptures of whimsy that are full of zeal and zest. Her flocks of birds are almost always poised in mid flight and strangely enough, they appear to be drawn out in pencil rather than sculpted from […]

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Toronto’s neighborhood watch is composed of Bruce Willis, The Hulk, and other superheroes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Shut up, crime! Toronto’s neighborhoods have new sheriffs in town, and they go by the names of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Astro Boy, to name a few. Artist Andrew Lamb (not his real name to protect his identity) gave the city’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ placards a bit of an upgrade, by placing the photos of well-known do-gooders in pop culture.

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Interview with the artist who made these unsettling mollusc headphones

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Snails and slugs as headphones? Might get a bit slobbery but who knows, the sound quality might be superb! Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova made these quirky heaphones in an attempt to unsettle people in their judgement of things we’ve taken for granted. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about why she made the mollusc headphones and how it has disturbed the people who have seen it. [you can read our original post about her here.]

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Nudity meets LEGO in a revealing world first

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Drew Sneddon is an artist operating in a very new field: he is the first person in the world to create a nude mosaic from LEGO! Now we know what you might be thinking, LEGO are for children, but Sneddon proves definitively that the bricks can produce some outstanding results when used in tandem with some rather nifty planning.

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These cornflake portraits of musicians will rock your morning socks off

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 11 June 2014

If you don’t know by now, we love anything that involves a bit of playing with food. Which is why we adore New York-based illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado’s cornflake portraits of both dead and alive music personalities. Slash, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Lauryn Hill and Army Winehouse are among those honored by Rosado in […]

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