Interview with photorealistic oil painter Karen Woods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Seattle-based artist Karen Woods photographs ‘moments of beauty’ every time she’s out on the road in her daily commute. She then takes these photos of intersections and wet roads, and turns them into photorealistic paintings. In this exclusive interview, she talks about the challenges of being a photorealistic painter and what compels her to paint rain drops on wind shields [Read our original post about her here].

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Regular benches get yarnbombed, turns into crocheted monsters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 22 April 2014

It looks like a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building are the latest victims of a yarnbombing, a form of street art that uses knitted yarn as its main weapon rather than spray paint. Artists Jill and Lorna Watt transformed the otherwise dull public benches into amazing public art by adding colour and […]

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Sprite Symphony: fairies trapped inside jam jars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 April 2014

Is that Tinkerbell in a jam jar? And I thought they said fairies aren’t real! In 2011, creative couple Davy & Kristin McGuire created ‘The Icebook’, the world’s first projection mapped pop-up book. The beautiful mix between paper cut-outs and video projection became a viral sensation, eventually leading them to a commission from the Royal […]

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Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow is real, thanks to taxidermy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

All Men Must Die. But not before a crow gets taxidermied into a piece of fandom art. Taxidermist Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles created this haunting replica of the Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow. Yes, the three-eyed crow is now on a random shelf somewhere, aside from […]

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3D on the rocks: intricate ice cubes sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

Would you like your whiskey served ‘neat’ or on the Statue of Liberty? ‘3D on the Rocks’ is the latest ad campaign from liquor company Suntory, in which they used a high precision carving machine to create intricate ice cube sculptures to go along with that glass of whiskey. Talk about art on art! In […]

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Pokemon that are made from rolled and curled strips of paper

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Artist Aimie Holdorf just captured all 150 original Pokemon, but in the form of rolled and curled strips of paper. The technique she used is called quilling, an art form that makes decorative pieces by rolling, twisting, and manipulating various strips of paper.

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Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans are naked in this series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Thanks to a Kickstarter project by artist and photographer Lindsey Wohlman, we can now see for the first time Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans … naked! Warhol Soup Cans Naked & Unlabeled, is a series that visualizes the insides of a soup can through gelatine-mixed freestanding soup sculptures. It all started with eight soup cans […]

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Norwegian boy gets a McDonald’s receipt as a tattoo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

This is customer loyalty at its finest. Stian Ytterdahl from Lorenskog, Norway, will never ever forget what he had for lunch at McDonald’s last Monday, because he had the receipt details tattooed on his right arm. Asked by his friends to choose between sticking a Barbie up his ass and getting inked, he chose the latter (as I would probably too). The dare was supposedly a punishment for being too smitten with the ladies (kids these days).

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How to make a fake decapitated head in a jar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ can now sorta become The Governor, by having their own collection of decapitated heads in jars. Mikeasaurus of Instructables teaches us how to create one with this cool DIY guide.

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Paper dioramas illuminated by LEDs make for a wonderful visual feast

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Denver-based creative couple Hari & Deepti, individually known as Harikrishnan Panicker and Depti Nair, have been fusing their artistic powers together since 2010 to create hand cut paper dioramas illuminated by LEDs. The works, which were part of the SCOPE NY art show at the Black Book Gallery, are composed of watercolour paper that’s layered […]

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Steampunk sculptures located inside pocket watches

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Pocket watches may be a thing of the past, but they are in no way any less beautiful. Just check out these repurposed antique pocket watches by New Jersey-based artist Sue Beatrice of ‘AllNatural Arts’. Beatrice recycles discarded parts like gears, cogs, screws, and sprockets, into whimsical sculptures inspired by nature and fantasy. Her steampunk […]

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The Buddhist Bug Project: a 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like creature

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Don’t go chuckling off just yet, though this curious-looking ‘creature’ looks a bit silly, it actually has deep spiritual roots. The Buddhist Bug Project is the brainchild of Cambodian artist Anida Yoeu Ali, in which she explores her identity as a born and raised Khmer Muslim and a converted Buddhist. The 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like […]

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Anthropomorphic books made alive using metal wires

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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 […]

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WTF! Student destroys 200 year old sculpture by sitting on it and taking a selfie

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

This is why we can’t have nice things. The Drunken Satyr, an early 19th century sculpture was given an untimely amputation after a student attempted to snap a selfie while sitting on its lap. The school security then got the shock of their lives – and possibly their careers – after discovering the ‘rehabilitation work’ the following morning at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. CCTV footage even shows the bright perpetrator sitting on the valuable artwork’s lap when it crumbled and shattered against the floor.

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

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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]

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