These are the sexiest rolls of foam you will ever see

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 2 September 2014

I never knew rolls of foam could turn me on… until today. Previously, we featured French sculptor Etienne Gros’ series ‘Les Mousses’, wherein he bends, tucks, and pinches foam to look like the gorgeous curves of a woman’s body. Since then he’s expanded his collection, adding more of the unconventional material resembling classic nudes. While […]

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We never knew surrealism looked so good as tattoos!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Most tattoos have underlying messages that require the observer to ask the owner what they mean. But in this case, I don’t think the owners themselves even understand what their tattoo means! Milan-based tattoo artist Pietro Sedda uses surrealism to ink the flesh of his clients, painting faceless portraits that show what they feel rather […]

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Miniature-ception: tiny animals carrying tiny worlds on their backs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 30 August 2014

‘SEKAI’, which means ‘world’ in Japanese, is a series by artist Maico Akiba, wherein she places miniature ecosystems on the backs of toy animals and dinosaurs. Using materials often used for model train sets, the artist creates scenes of humans with shops and homes going about their normal day, oblivious to the fact that they […]

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Sticky fingers! This artist paints with different flavors of ice cream

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 30 August 2014

How artistic can one get with ice cream? If you are talented like me, you wipe your gooey fingers onto your tee and call it abstract art. For Baghdad-based artist, he waits for his ice cream to melt and then uses them as paint. If he requires more colors, he adds more ice cream flavors […]

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Street art that makes more sense as you come closer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 29 August 2014

Street artist Pejac’s latest works in Paris involve you having to give them a detailed examination, because if you don’t come closer, you might not even notice they’re artworks at all! One of his street art involves a seemingly ordinary door on a wall, but upon inspection, it’s actually just a clever painting on a thick wall crack.

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These are the most beautifully disgusting jewelry pieces you can ever wear

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 29 August 2014

Get her to say the ultimate ‘Yes’ by popping the question and revealing to her a ring adorned with an eyeball! There’s no better way to express true love more than that! Dental laboratory technician and artist Morgan Loebel of Morgans Mutations makes the most disgusting, blood-curdling, sculptures you will every lay your eyes on. Using polymer clay, he molds mutants with hyper-realistic eyes, wrinkles, and teeth.

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Sleepy chick: probably the cutest hedge we’ve ever laid our eyes on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Strolling along the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France, you might come across a rather unusual sight: a giant, green bird taking a lazy afternoon nap. ‘Poussin endormi’, which means ‘Sleepy Chick’, is a charming topiary sculpture of a napping bird by French artist Claude Ponti.

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Street artist gets his message across using funny pop culture puns

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 26 August 2014

You have to admit, this street artist is pretty punny. UK-based street artist ‘JPS’ uses witty puns in his stenciled works to get his message across. Most of his artworks include famous pop culture characters with a pun that relates to them. For instance, one image says ‘Painted on a Dark Knight’, with Batman right next to it.

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This artist transformed a museum into an indoor riverbed

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 25 August 2014

Walking into Olafur Eliasson’s first solo exhibit, ‘Riverbed’, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, you’d think you walked straight onto a barren mountain landscape with white walls encapsulating it, but it really is just all man-made!

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Illustrations drawn with layer of dirt on truck doors capture eye balls on the road

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.

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Makeup artist turned her mouth into those of famous cartoon characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

You know you have some advanced makeup artist skills when you can change your own body part into famous cartoon characters. London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson did just that by transforming her mouth into the mouths of Shrek, Popeye, and Nemo, to name a few. It must be a hoot talking to her with those drawings on her face, you’d think you were interacting with the characters themselves!

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Kid draws on wall, creative mum saves the day by adding more drawings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 August 2014

‘When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade’. What that actually means is when your kid doodles all over your wall, you make the best of a bad situation by drawing more doodles! This anonymous mum decided that instead of painting over her child’s doodle, she’d just turn it into a piece of collaborative art. […]

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This artist creates beautiful underwater crochet installations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

Crocheted yarn installations seem to be everywhere nowadays – even underwater! Recently in Cancun, Mexico’s underwater art museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, crochet artist Olek created a variety of yarn installations to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population. Using environmentally-friendly materials, Olek was able to cover a bomb-shaped sculpture with a design that […]

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These 3D animal embroideries are something to behold

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Chloe Giordano’s works are tiny – hardly larger than a thimble – but they are every bit as beautiful and intricate as any work of art. The illustrator and embroider from Oxford, England uses freehand embroidery (and probably a ton of patience) to depict highly-detailed miniature animals. Various colors are applied to give the creatures […]

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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