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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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This artist creates beautiful underwater crochet installations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

Crocheted yarn installations seem to be everywhere nowadays – even underwater! Recently in Cancun, Mexico’s underwater art museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, crochet artist Olek created a variety of yarn installations to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population. Using environmentally-friendly materials, Olek was able to cover a bomb-shaped sculpture with a design that […]

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This Dutch boxer paints with his boxing gloves on a canvas wrapped around a punching bag

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 16 August 2014

Dutch boxer Bart van Polanen Petel, who once trained under the famous boxer Joe Frazier, paints in a rather unusual way when he’s not in the boxing ring. He still puts on his boxing gloves but instead of using them to crush the bones and shatter the teeth of his opponents, he dips them in paint before he throws punches repeatedly at a blank canvas wrapped around a punching bag.

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Tissue boxes are given a delicious makeover and turned into mouthwatering cakes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 16 August 2014

The Tissue Box Bakery is an inspiring group project that was started by ‘Twinkie Chan’ because of her love for all things crocheted (and baked!). The idea is that crocheters create their own cake-themed tissue box cozies, send them into the Tissue Box Bakery and have them sold at craft fairs around San Francisco.

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This man walks around London dressed in a suit made out of chicken skin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Artists Lewis G. Burton and Victor Ivanov have created the most bizarre (and sickening) ‘art project’ in the history of art projects: the Gimp Suit. It’s a suit made entirely out of chicken skin, with a little bit of thread added in to keep it all stuck together. You’re probably wondering why anyone would ever make such a thing, but this artistic duo claims it’s to ‘examine the relationship between identity and its commodification through social medias’.

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These 3D animal embroideries are something to behold

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Chloe Giordano’s works are tiny – hardly larger than a thimble – but they are every bit as beautiful and intricate as any work of art. The illustrator and embroider from Oxford, England uses freehand embroidery (and probably a ton of patience) to depict highly-detailed miniature animals. Various colors are applied to give the creatures […]

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Artist uses random stills from favourite movies to create oil paintings

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

We love this project concept by German artist Jan-Hendrik Pelz. As part of the Locarno Film Festival Pelz asked his fellow artists and filmmakers to submit to him their favourite film along with a set of 5 random numbers.

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This Japanese model artist turns everyday objects into miniature worlds of wonder

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Japanese artist Akihiro Morohoshi has given a twist to the crafting of traditional miniature models by marrying them with common, everyday objects. His series of works has given birth to imaginary worlds that exist on cans of Pringles, match boxes, bento boxes, milk crates and mini vending machines. Each miniature world has gone under his […]

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This custom mosaic was made from 15,000 Gummy Bears

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Who said sweets are bad for us? Kevin Champeny has created a sculpture out of nothing but delicious gummy bears. And believe it or not, this sculpture took more than 15,000 gummies to build. Champeny isn’t addicted to these sugar, however. He was actually commissioned to create this masterpiece by I Love Sugar, an incredible candy store in South Carolina.

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Parking posts are given playful makeovers to look like LEGO minifigs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Everything is awesome – even parking posts! Street artist ‘Le Cyklop’ is turning Paris’ 30,000 dull parking posts into colorful, imaginative characters. His subjects usually take on the appearance of Cyclops, but this time around, he spray-painted the public fixtures into LEGO minifigs.

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Used toilet paper rolls are given new purpose by turning them into origami faces

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 11 August 2014

While most people will look at depleted toilet paper rolls and go, ‘NOOOO!’, Paris-based artist Junior Fritz Jacquet sees art! Having been a fan of paper – not necessarily the toilet kind – since he was a child, Jacquet has experimented with various ways to explore the art form’s boundaries.

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You’ll never guess what this thing hiding underneath a sheet is

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 11 August 2014

Could you guess what’s hiding underneath that sheet? A grandfather clock? A cabinet? A replica of a famous statue? Wrong, wrong, and wrong! If you’re still stumped on what it is, here’s what’s written on the plaque that finally solves this mystery …

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Creepy cross-sections of eery buildings in miniature

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Monday 11 August 2014

These dark dioramas are the work of Marc Giai-Miniet. The French artist, born in 1946, builds intricate scenes depicting the interiors of dreary offices, factories and laboratories, all with a vague air of steam-punk about them. Far from being children’s toys, Les boîtes is a series with a dark undertone where all the scenarios seem […]

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These masks made of candies and junk food will haunt your dreams

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Sunday 10 August 2014

Show these images to your kids and you’ll never have to worry about them making poor nutrition choices ever again. Photographer James Ostrer turned seemingly harmless sweets and junk food into terrifying tribal masks, each with its own personality and brand of horror. Using Kit-Kat bars as lips, donuts as eyes, and frosting as skin, […]

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Interview with geeky terrarium artist Jacie Anderson-Coovert

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

At first glance, you might believe these are ordinary terrariums, but they actually contain Sith lords, evil wizards, and turtle-stomping plumbers. Etsy seller Jacie Anderson-Coovert is responsible for these geeky creations, and in this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as a terrarium artist. [read our original post about Moss Love Terrariums here.]

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Self-portraits drawn through the years show how Alzheimer’s affected this artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

You have been warned: look away now or else prepare to be overwhelmed by deep sadness. In 1995, 61-year old artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He died in 2007, but before his passing, he created a series of self-portraits over a five-year period documenting the devastating effect of the disease on his art and mind.

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