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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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This gun sculpture made out of cheese puffs humorously reflects on violence

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

While this sculpture may be every couch potato’s dream snack, it actually presents deeper, more powerful issues at hand. In her sculptural piece ‘WARNING’, visual artist Sharareh Khosravani uses cheese puffs to humorously bring about the topic of recent violent incidents. ‘I hoped to add a dimension of humor to the warning. In part this […]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Juan Gris, an influential artist of the Cubist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Visit any art museum and you’ll most likely find a section dedicated to cubism with famous works by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This art movement has been called one of the most influential visual styles of the early twentieth century. But there’s one man who hardly gets a mention in this genre: Juan Gris. You might be surprised to learn that it is Gris’ art that is among the cubist movement’s most distinctive, with one of his works, Nature morte à la nappe à carreaux, auctioning off for a whopping $57.1 million.

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You can’t see these sculptures because they’re only as big as human sperm

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 November 2014

What you are looking at are the smallest creations of the human form in history. How small? Try human sperm-sized small. So small, in fact, they could stand on top of a hair strand or on the forehead of an ant. London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz created the nano-artworks using a 3D printing technology called Multiphoton […]

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There’s a goldfish in my tea! Now you can turn any teacup into a charming fish bowl

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 18 November 2014

We’ve all seen and had the tasty cheddar snack Goldfish as children. As adults, here is a more sophisticated goldfish to have swim around your teacup. Charm Villa is responsible for this clever tea infuser. Before hot water hits these teabags, they don’t resemble much of anything. Then, as soon as the kettle’s done and you pour your water, the magic happens.

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You’ll want a moustache after seeing these manly romance novel posters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 17 November 2014

Two reasons why you should grow out your facial hair for Movember. One, it’s for a good cause; you get to raise awareness of men’s health issues like prostate cancer. Two, you get to have a luscious, manly moustache keeping your upper lip warm and snug. Now if those aren’t good enough reasons, Toronto-based ad […]

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Hundreds of balloons combine to make a colourful, child-friendly tank

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 14 November 2014

Make balloons, not war. German artist Hans Hemmer’s medium of choice is air. And what better way to visualize and quantify this unconventional medium than balloons! One of his most popular works is a balloon tank installed way back in 2007. Called German Panther, it deflates ever so slowly, showing its impermanence and fragility before […]

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These 3D drawings will make you think they’re flying off the page

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 13 November 2014

Don’t worry, you are not under the influence of any drug (or are you?), rather, you are under the influence of art! Artist Joao Carvalho, aka J. Desenhos, creates 3D optical illusions that will have you believing the drawings are popping out of the page.

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