Artist turns used paintbrushes into ladies from famous paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 15 December 2014

For San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto, a paintbrush isn’t just her medium, it’s her canvas as well. Instead of just painting to create an artwork, she uses brushes as artworks themselves! By carving out the handles of used paintbrushes, she turns these unsuspecting materials into the ladies from famous paintings, complete with skirts and dresses […]

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These surreal sculptures will change the way you look at the human body

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 12 December 2014

Am I seeing double, triple, or quadruple, even? Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates surreal human figures that are bound to haunt your dreams. Using camphor wood and paint, he carves life-sized sculptures that have multiple features, from a woman with three sets of eyes, to another lady with at least eight heads. Sometimes he even […]

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Artist reimagines fungi specimens as cute plush toys and brooches

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 11 December 2014

Vancouver-based artist Hine Mizushima has a knack for taking creepy, icky things and turning them into soft, plush, and huggable works of art. Take for example her collection of hand-stitched fungi specimens. Normally, these organisms are better left out in the wild or on someone’s kitchen chopping board, but thanks to Mizushima’s handiwork, they’re now […]

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Animal sculptures look even better when they’re dressed in steampunk

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 6 December 2014

Russian sculptor Igor Verniy creates sculptures of animals that are reminiscent of more post-apocalyptic times. Instead of having feathers or scales, his lifelike steampunk creations have bodies made of scrap metal, washers, and copper sheets. They’re also made to be fully articulated, able to pose in different positions just like their real-life counterparts. You can […]

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This self-taught Singaporean artist makes his drawings come alive on wooden boards

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 4 December 2014

Give Ivan Hoo some simple basic boards, coloured pencils, pastels and ink and the artist from Singapore will produce some breathtakingly real animals and everyday objects out of them. Even the water he draws seem to be trickling silently. Hoo prefers boards of wood to paper as he feels that the former gives the background a unique texture.

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These snow drawings on a frozen lake are as expansive as a small town

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Sunday 30 November 2014

A couple of years ago, we featured artist Sonja Hinrichsen, who treks through snow to create amazing, wide-ranging patterns on the freezing landscape. Well, she’s back. And her artworks are even better – not to mention bigger – than ever. Called Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, Hinrichsen’s latest work involved some 60 volunteers trampling miles […]

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This is how famous artists would plate Thanksgiving meals

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

We knew food presentation is an art form, but this is taking it too literally! In her series ‘Thanksgiving Special’, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein visualizes what it would be like if famous artists plated Thanksgiving meals. With different Thanksgiving entrees as her medium, she rearranges them to look like the signature styles of iconic artists like Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, and Vincent Vang Gogh, among others.

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Artist lets public stick chewing gum all over giant sculpture of himself

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

We’re not pulling your leg. Stick gum on this sculpture and you won’t get in trouble, you’ll even be considered an artist! ‘Gumhead’ is a seven-foot black, resin and polyester sculpture of artist Doug Coupland. The interactive piece was created to engage the public in transforming its original design using chewing gum. And by the […]

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Artist implants human hair onto shoes to create hairy stilettos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Come and get it, ladies, I know you want it. Chinese artist Zhu Tian has created the most disgusting, unwearable shoe you’ll ever see: ‘Babe’, a set of flesh-colored stilettos covered in disheveled human hair.

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50 building windows turned into eyes in this massive mural in rome

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

For the past two years, Italian street artist ‘Blu’, has been spending time working on and living in an old military warehouse in Rome. Just recently, he’s finished work on the building, having turned its 50 windows into mouths and eyes of 27 colorful and strange creatures. The giant mural is as beautiful as it is eerie.

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Turning caskets into art

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 25 November 2014

It’s an intriguing art show all right, that’s what we can say of Boxes of Death, with 50 artists — from painters and graphic designers to motorcycle builders and tattoo artists — who, given their own coffin, wield full artistic control over what they want to do with it. Helmed by creative firm founder Patrick […]

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Artist turns children’s drawings and turns them into plush dolls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 24 November 2014

In 2007, Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao saw her 4-year-old son’s drawing and decided to do something truly amazing: make a child’s imaginary characters real. Using her son’s drawing as inspiration, she created a plush toy in the same image and likeness. Since then, she’s been turning children’s drawings all around the world into plushies.

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The Imperial Walkers strike back… in a Chinese painting

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 22 November 2014

We are loving this Star Wars-themed poster of the Imperial Walkers — Chinese painting style — by FLABSLAB, which claims to be ‘into all things beautiful and just want to be deadly good in anything we do’.

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3D illustrations spread across different sheets of paper

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

We’ve seen a lot of three-dimensional illustrations before, but none can compare to the anamorphic art that Dutch artist Ramon Bruin has produced. Using multiple sheets of paper – rather than the traditional single sheet – Bruin creates what he calls Multi-Layered Illusions, optical illusions that are stacked on top of one another. The result […]

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Iconic comic book covers get recreated in LEGO

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

At the recently-concluded 2014 Designer Con in Los Angeles, a group of LEGO enthusiasts collaborated for an art show called ‘Comic Bricks’, wherein they recreated famous comic book covers in LEGO. I guess you could say that everything was awesome. The exhibit was one of the main highlights of the convention, and with good reason. […]

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