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.

Know your stuff? Contribute now

Anthropomorphic books made alive using metal wires

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 22 March 2014

Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs is a series by artist Terry Border, in which he attaches metal wires to books, seemingly giving it life and taking on the personalities of the stories within them. He already came out before with a series, called ‘Bent Objects’, where everyday objects came to life via the metal wires, but […]

Read more

Gigantic wall-sized mural illustrated with a mere Sharpie

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

Sean Sullivan may have done his overwhelmingly detailed Grand Pale Maw mural with a Sharpie years ago, but that doesn’t stop us from marveling at it still. Thanks to Joey Morris, who took some photos of the work in its various stages of completion, we are able to ogle at this quite happily.

Read more (1 comment)

These daily affirmations from Skeletor will get you through the bad days

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

The main antagonist of ‘The Masters of the Universe’ franchise and arch-nemesis of He-Man is also apparently a very good motivational speaker. Skeletor has been documenting his daily affirmations and sharing them on the blog, ‘Skeletor is love/Heal Yourself Skeletor’.

Read more

Artist draws intricate patterns on skulls and stones: we interviewed him

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

French artist DZO creates highly-detailed illustrations on skulls like it was plain paper. He then posts his amazing artworks on Instagram for all the world to gawk at. In this exclusive interview, we ask him about his style of art and how he lays out plans in creating such intricate images. [Read our original post about DZO here]

Read more

Discarded gasoline containers turned into creative African masks

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 20 March 2014

Who knew discarded gasoline containers could be so creative! These African masks have been designed by Romuald Hazoume, an African artist from the Republic of Benin. Most of Hazoume’s work explores ‘cultural and political issues such as globalization, the legacy of slavery, colonization, and the impact of Western consumerism on Africa’. Talking about his work, […]

Read more

What if the human anatomy was part plants and animals?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 20 March 2014

What if our lungs were made out of flowers instead of, uhhm, lungs? Or what if our arteries were clogged with weeds instead of cholesterol? Or cactus for brains (which some people I know might already have)? Mixed media artist Travis Bedel uses glue and razor blades to cut out vintage illustrations from science books to create anatomical collages. He takes anatomical, botanical, and other biological parts and recombines them into figures that are both familiar and alien to us. His work range in size, from 5 inches to 6 feet.

Read more (1 comment)

Stop The Violence uses bones to make a statement

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 19 March 2014

It’s pretty obvious what Francois Robert is trying to convey with his Stop the Violence artwork. And it packs a punch. It’s an important series that “juxtaposes bones and iconic words/symbols that in some way or another have generated death and violence (i.e. wars, rifles, handguns, 9/11, knives, the KKK, etc)”. Robert says the skeleton […]

Read more

Dismembered stuffed toys go to the butcher, for art

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Don’t worry, no stuffed animals were harmed (much) in this quirky exhibit named Auf_Hängen, which is at the x-pon-art gallery in Hamburg, Germany. The person behind this rather macabre installation is Miroslav Menschenkind, a self-proclaimed photographer, ‘filmmaker, artist, and human’. He’s created a butcher pop-up shop filled with toys hanging from meat hooks and ‘large […]

Read more

This Batman sleeve tattoo took 40 hours and a lot of justice to make

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Watch out, crime. Justice and vengeance comes in the form of a really cool bicep. British artist Ian Hopkins tattooed panels from classic Batman comics onto a subject’s entire arm. The full-colour tattoo features characters like the Dark Knight himself, Robin, Catwoman, Penguin, The Joker, and the Riddler. It took Hopkins around 40 hours of work to finish the entire thing, but was entirely worth it as he won the ‘Best Large Colour’ award at the Titanic Ink Tattoo Convention in Southampton, UK.

Read more

These images of eyes are not photos, they’re drawings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

What you are looking at is not the product of a camera, but of the talented hands of Texas-based graffiti artist ‘Redosking’. He specializes in drawing hyperrealistic illustrations, capable of describing his subjects just by showing their eye and the surrounding skin.

Read more

Empty pill bottles turned into a House of Worship

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Jeremiah Johnson has suffered from ulcerative colitis since 2001. Knowing he could put good use to his many prescription bottles, this crafty artist has finally acquired enough to work them into a sculptural masterpiece, titled House of Worship. Johnson says of his work: ‘I saved the empty bottles because at the time, I knew they […]

Read more

House of Cards, in Drake’s lyrics

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 17 March 2014

On its own, Drake’s brand of gangsta rap can be declarative to the point of amusement. But juxtapose these lyrics against Frank Underwood’s smug mug amongst all the other House of Cards characters… and you have a contextual winner!

Read more

Captivating portraits made with wire mesh

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 17 March 2014

Brooklyn-based artist Seung Mo Park works with a seemingly impossible material to make these impressive layered portraits of people: stainless steel wire mesh. Yes, seemingly. Obviously Seung made it happen — and very well at that. We are absolutely gobsmacked.

Read more (1 comment)

Funny client quotes get turned into posters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 15 March 2014

Whether you’re a freelance designer, writer or programmer, we’ve all had those clients who just don’t like our work. Or just have a handful of cutting comments to make after we’ve completed a project. Designer Jonathan Quintin knows how this goes and has created a very funny series of posters with his clients’ comments.

Read more

Food painted to look like other food

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 14 March 2014

It’s Not What It Seems is a series by artist Hikaru Cho that involves food, art, and deception. The talented Japanese artist applies acrylic paints to transform food into other kinds of food. For instance, what may look like a cucumber is actually a well-camouflaged banana upon closer inspection. She also turned a tomato into a tangerine, and an egg into an eggplant.

Read more