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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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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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This glass ‘loaf’ with detailed artwork is the most awesome thing we’ve seen all year

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 10 June 2014

This is amazing! Californian glassworker Loren Stump is a celebrated expert at manipulating the fickle and delicate medium of glass. Known especially for his work with murrine, over 40 years Stump has mastered the technique of layering coloured molten glass around a core and then stretching the whole thing into a rod.

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Believe it or not, these spur-of-the-moment tattoos are really done by freehand

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

‘Give me a piece of your skin and I’ll give you a piece of my soul’ is what Amsterdam-based Jay Freestyle lives by, and looking at just perfectly he inks each and every one of his tattoo creations, it is hard to believe that the tatt artist — true to his name — goes straight […]

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Interview with Eclevticism tattoo artist Steph Hanlon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

While most artists dedicate their careers in the pursuit of one style – ie. Salvador Dali’s surrealism, Andy Warhol’s pop art – tattoo artist Steph Hanlon‘s style is mixing different styles. In her works you’ll see geometric patterns used on portraits, abstract shapes combined with watercolor to make whimsical animals. She calls this style ‘Ecelecticism’. In […]

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Copywriters Without Borders

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Sunday 8 June 2014

As a longtime fan of humor site McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, I was quite entertained by Mary Harpin’s hilariously-penned Copywriters Without Borders, which lends a thinly-veiled shield of dignity of dirty, dirty copywriting and satirical defense in copywriters’ ability to ‘leave a lasting, positive impact on the world’. It’s just plain funny.

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Stunning tattooed ceramic ladies: we interviewed the artist behind them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 7 June 2014

Sculptor Jessica Harrison has forever changed how we see Victorian-era ceramic figures with her works involving ladies in fancy dresses sporting badass tattoos or their own blood and guts. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as an artist and her unique take on ceramics. [read our original posts about her sculptures here and here]

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Controversial American culture art by Eric Yahnker

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 7 June 2014

LA-based artist Eric Yahnker loves to poke fun at contemporary American culture. In his solo exhibition, Sticks & Drones, Yahnker ‘strives to navigate the muddy, frequently strained gulf between the reception of recent US affairs at home and abroad’. What does that mean?

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Kid doodles on dad’s passport on holiday and gets him stranded abroad!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 7 June 2014

Well, maybe not. This incredible story hasn’t stopped popping up on our feeds for the past few days: a four-year-old Chinese son apparently decided to get artistic with his dad’s passport while they were on holiday in South Korea, drawing pouty lips, anime eyes and lots and lots of hair on his photo — and getting his poor dad stranded overseas as a result.

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