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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.

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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 […]

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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These two artists are living on a giant hamster wheel in Brooklyn

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 14 March 2014

Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are doing some rather interesting performance art this year. For ten days they’re living on a 25-foot giant hamster wheel in Brooklyn. And there’s no getting off, either!

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Dinnerware surgical experiments by Beccy Ridsdel

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Art/Craft is a series of ceramic sculptures created by Beccy Ridsdel. But not any ordinary sculptures. This dinnerware series presents ‘surgical experiments in progress’ with peeled-away layers and surgical instruments at the ready. Ridsdel says of her work: ‘The ‘surgeon’ is dissecting the craft object to see what is within. He finds craft through and […]

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Mysterious artist doodles on Australian five dollar bills

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

A mysterious artist has been doodling on a bunch of Australian $5 bills that feature Queen Elizabeth II. On the website, BunchOf5s, Her Majesty becomes a real pop icon. The artist get very creative with intricate doodles on or around the Queen’s face, ranging from cute, to what the Queen would probably consider absolutely inappropriate (there’s one where her son Charles is peeking at her with a hopeful face and thinking ‘soon’ out of a comic-book style thought cloud).

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Banksy reworks his famous girl with heart balloon to mark third anniversary of Syria conflict

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Graffiti legend Banksy joins us as we mourn the third anniversary of the Syria conflict by speaking up and reworking his famous ‘Girl with a Balloon’ stencil masterpiece. In the recreated piece, he depicts a young girl, just like the one before, but this time it’s a young Syrian refugee who has probably lost her family to bloodshed.

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Fresh meat weapons by Dimitri Tsykalov

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 12 March 2014

Back in 2012 we showed you Dimiti Tsykalov’s fruit skulls. Pretty cool, right? Well, have we got a treat for you! This Russian-born artist’s other series doesn’t use fruit at all. It uses meat, fresh meat. To create these images, Tsykalov had to work throughout the night, using more than 150kg of fresh meat. He […]

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Magical art installation projects light to create the illusion of rain

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Wow, how magical. Light Rain, an light installation by Troika, was commissioned for the World Expo’s UK Pavilion in Shanghai 2012 and saw the group creating ‘light rain engines’ that cast moving visuals of raindrops onto floors to create the illusion of real rain. It is now part of the iLight festival in Singapore this […]

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A very high-end bake sale for Britain’s Art Fund

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Some of the world’s most recognizable art masterpieces have been recreated as baked goods, all to raise money for Britain’s Art Fund, which supports hundreds of museums and galleries across the U.K. The Art Fund has commissioned these incredible (and delicious) works of Edible Masterpieces to get people ‘started and provide inspiration’ for their own baked good entries.

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Life after the collapse of capitalism by Isaac Cordal

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 7 March 2014

Ever wondered what the world might look like after the collapse of capitalism? Isaac Cordal has. This artist has created an incredible art installation that depicts the state of a barely surviving world, with three whole months going into the construction. Follow the Leaders spans 62 by 42 feet and features a world full of […]

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‘I floss, therefore I am’: History’s great floss-ophers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 4 March 2014

After randomly doodling a picture of an animal flossing its teeth, San Francisco-based writer and illustrator Stephanie Orma soon found herself thinking in the shower — ‘where all great, wild, and whacky ideas happen’ — about classic philosophers and their floss-fueled schools of thought. The result is this irreverent watercolor-and-pen drawing of great philosophers flossing […]

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