Sydney’s very choreographed men gives everyone something to look at … and then some

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 1 August 2014

As part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, artist Eglė Budvytytė is treating us to some rather bizarre performance art. In the mobile performance Choreography for the Running Male, a group of men jog a route through Sydney and carry out choreographed gestures related to emotions. Those emotions range from shame to seduction, and if you catch […]

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This street artist uses lace patterns to give unadorned streets a fancy makeover

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 31 July 2014

Artist ‘NeSpoon’ is turning Warsaw’s neglected and forgotten public spaces into fancy outdoor exhibits by leaving behind lace patterns in the form of spray-painted murals and spider web-like stencils. Using sidewalks, lamp posts, doorways, and utility boxes as her canvas, she spruces up the dull urban atmosphere by adding a touch of whimsy and style.

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This swing set is a musical lightshow where the riders are the musicians

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 30 July 2014

At first glance, you might think this is your average swing set, but once you hop on, it turns into a whimsical performance of lights and sounds! Created by Canadian design collective, ‘Daily Tous Les Jours’, the interactive art installation, called ‘The Swings’, has seats that have illuminated panels at the bottom. Each swinging motion […]

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Sydney artist explores the human form by creating these Chinese porcelain sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 29 July 2014

What do you get when you mix traditional Western portraiture with Eastern decorative design? Something that’s both haunting and beautiful. Chinese artist Ah Xian explores the human form by creating busts of his family members – including his wife, father, and brother – then paints them over with iconic Chinese blue and white porcelain designs. […]

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Banksy street art remains firmly in public hands despite best efforts of land owner

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Banksy, the master of hiding your identity while simultaneously maintaining global fame, has caught the media spotlight once again. Several more of the elusive street artists works have cropped up around The UK, one of which in particular has caused quite a stir.

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Artist gives life to fallen leaves by turning them into intricate cuttings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

With a little bit of imagination, you can turn anything into a beautiful work of art. Iranian artist Omid Asadi springs new life (no pun intended) into fallen and forgotten leaves by cutting them up to form portraits of people and animals. ‘Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and […]

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Nickels carved in the images of famous pop culture characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Previously, we featured the glorious but little known art form of the Hobo Nickel. Popular among hobos for its low cost and portability – hence the name – the Hobo Nickel is the technique wherein the artist carves the surface of any old coin until it forms a miniature bas relief. Traditionally, these modified coins […]

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Photographers unite for Nite Art 14 auction on Australia’s Paddle8

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By Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Events on Thursday 24 July 2014

Melbourne photographers are coming together this week and auctioning their work to raise awareness for AIDS in what is the first Australian auction to launch on the reputed online auction house, Paddle8. The collaboration coincides with the annual Melbourne art festival Nite Art Coinciding with the AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne, the auction aims […]

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These railroad tracks have been turned into giant canvases

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Lisbon-based street artist Artur Bordalo, more popularly known as Bordalo II, is turning the different cityscapes of Portugal into giant canvases. Some of his transformative works include train tracks that have been painted over to provide critiques on how we live.

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These whimsical wire sculptures were inspired by real life fairies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight created these intricate wire sculptures after witnessing a real life fairy in person (More on that in a bit.) The stainless steel fairies, despite the tough material that they’re made from, appear to be graceful living, breathing creatures at play with dandelions.

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Using water as a canvas is possible and here are the gorgeous results

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 18 July 2014

It’s a miracle! Apparently, using water as a canvas for painting stunning artworks is possible. Ebru, also called ‘Paper Marbling’, is an art form that uses water basins and special brushes to create colorful, flowing images onto water. The painting is as only as good as the painter who manipulates the water’s runny surface to […]

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You might think these are real landscapes but they’re actually just realistic dioramas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 18 July 2014

Why bother exploring the great outdoors to capture stunning and breath-taking landscapes when you can BUILD the great outdoors? Artists Matthew Albanese, Didier Massard, and Kim Keever have mastered the art of creating miniature dioramas that will have you believing they are the real deal. Using simple materials like cotton, wool, plastic, and foil, they […]

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These witty street artworks will make you stop and smile

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Previously, we featured street artist OakOak giving his hometown of St. Etienne, France a humorous makeover by adding in witty artworks to unnoticed and unappreciated parts of the city. Today he continues his mission, finding little cracks and imperfections along the street and making them interact with various pop culture characters.

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Graffiti that looks as if they’re floating off the ground

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Portuguese street artist Odeith turns the walls of his city into giant optical illusions, painting them with what he calls ‘Anamorphosis’. These anamorphic 3D paintings seem to be floating in mid-air or appear to be jutting out of their walls towards their viewers from a certain angle.

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You’ll be impressed after realizing these photos are not really photos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 July 2014

You’ve been had! What you might have thought are black & white photos are actually photo-realistic drawings by Malaysian artist Monica Lee! Using graphite pencils, Lee draws people, animals, and cityscapes in great detail, even going as far as including freckles and pores to make the portraits more true to life. ‘I like to challenge […]

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