Jazzberry Blue Maps makes abstract art out of maps, of course

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

Toronto-based artist Jazzberry Blue Maps took her love for abstract art to take city maps to a new height by presenting them in a similar visual language as the former. These are oh, so, so, cool.

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Illustrations by Brooklyn-based Michael Molfetas

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By Lewis Loughman in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Brooklyn-based illustrator Michael Molfetas’ work is a treat to look at, his simple and effective line-work, along with his abstracted characters, make for some really strong imagery. He has a brilliant understanding of colour, which really ties the whole look and feel of his playful illustrations together.

Molfetas has an ongoing project on tumblr where he has been illustrating an apple a day in his own unique character driven style. The resulting images are always fun and witty.

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Mars-1: paintings from outer-space by Mario Martinez

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 17 June 2013

With a name like Mars-1, you can only guess Mario Martinez would be making art that feels like it dropped from the sky. His work feels almost extraterrestrial. The many layers of color and texture are brought together in whimsical compositions by perfectly round bubble forms. This LA artist seem to really celebrate the idea of “other life” being […]

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Exploding modern art paintings by Katy Moran

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By Simon James in New Art on Friday 14 June 2013

I like art that collapses a lot of stuff together as subtly as possible. Katy Moran’s paintings do exactly that. Her recent show at Dublin’s Douglas Hyde Gallery was just stunning. These paintings are like watching the Museum of Modern Art implode in a tiny soundproof box. Heavy on the abstraction but whipped up light […]

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Photography of frozen water by Heidi Romano

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Monday 27 May 2013

Australian photographer Heidi Romano didn’t have the means to travel to the arctic to photograph icebergs, so she constructed her own mini glaciers from homemade ice sheets. Using a macro lens, Romano creates these images that are reminiscent of paintings. The form, colour, and texture of her photographs transforms the mundane into an interesting abstract […]

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Synthetic landscapes by Shane McAdams

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 18 February 2013

These cool illustrations from Shane McAdams were created using an unexpectedly fresh media: try ball point pen, oil, and resine on panel. Step into a world of synthetic landscapes that are bursting with scenes of abstract bright colors. Some of the imagery is naturalistic and comfortable, but each piece sports neon colors, even where you’d […]

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Nudes: new photo series by Shinishi Maruyama

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 15 December 2012

Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama’s abstract photo series, “Nudes“, might look like it was created with long-exposure photography, but in reality, each flesh-colored swirl is a composite of ten thousand individual photographs. The subjects of each composite are nude dancers in motion, and the results look almost sculpture-like.

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Water on a CD: Beautiful photography

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Thursday 13 December 2012

Sometimes simple ideas can be the best – producing results more fruitful then you ever thought possible with the small amount of effort required. One such example of this is found with a tap, a CD and a camera. By simply running water over the shiny surface of a CD and photographing it with a macro lens, amazingly abstract and tantalizingly textured images can be produced. We found some awesome examples by a photographer known as Sknol over on Imgur; check them out below!

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Alternative Landscapes by Benoit Paillé

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By Franck Deron in New Photography on Wednesday 5 December 2012

Inspiring photography by Benoit Paillé. Reminds me of John Pfahl’s work. Abstract meets nature photography, I’ve always been a fan of that. It’s pure, very zen.

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The Boy In The Box Breaks Free: art by Michael Carini

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Thursday 30 August 2012

Michael Carini’s creative visions illuminate the human condition as he delves into the uncensored depths of his mind and invites you to catch a glimpse of the other side. It is a journey depicted through weaving blasts of light, color, and energy trapped within the boundlessness of space. As his hands and brush create a musical dialogue and dance across the canvas, Carini describes his technique as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principals of equivalent exchange.

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New drawings by Derek Lerner

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By Derek Lerner in New Art on Tuesday 21 February 2012

These are a few pieces from an ongoing group of abstract drawings created from an aerial vantage point that vacillates between macro and micro in terms of scale and distance. Inspiration and references come from satellite photography, microscopic imagery, radial irrigation systems used in large scale commercialized agriculture, as well as symbols and marks found throughout major cities.

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Carla Fache

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By Catherine Woods in New Art on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Carla Fache’s works reflects the universal, the primitiveness, the essential, and the endless language of color. Her command of shapes, shades and layers, and the invisible energy behind them, invites the viewer to build vibrational paradigms framed by the energy of color.

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Architectural art by Katherine Fish

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By Katherine Fish in New Photography on Wednesday 13 July 2011

As a recent photography graduate, I am keenly interested in the aesthetics of photographic images. These images are part of a series based upon the artistic nature of architecture and capture the beauty of form and composition in architectural detail. The images are black and white gelatin prints taken with a 35mm camera.

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Hermonie Only

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 24 May 2011

My friend Hermonie Only is a bad-ass artist who seems to have a good handle on symbols and icons, using them boldly and unabashedly. Her abstract and geometric work also have a heft to them that make them stick in the mind even without literal, translatable meaning.

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Grün

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By Andre Matkovic in New Music on Tuesday 1 March 2011

Grün is an Australian band blending elements of post-rock, electronica, alternative and prog-rock. Inspired by diverse artists like Dead Can Dance, Four Tet, Phillip Glass, Tool and Sigur Ros, Grün’s obsession with film and soundtrack clarifies their sound — it’s visual without the visuals, the score to a film that doesn’t exist.

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