Artist paints giant murals of women bathing in the ocean while he rides a surfboard

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 25 May 2015

Is it still considered street art if it’s not on the streets? Having grown up in Oahu, artist Sean Yoro shows his affinity for the ocean by integrating its surface into his hyperrealistic murals – all the while trying to balance on a surfboard!

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Accurate body painting shows how a baby fits inside a pregnant woman’s belly

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 22 May 2015

Ever wondered how an entire human could fit inside another human for 9 months? Dutch maternal and infant photographer Leonie Versantvoort shows us how using something as simple as body paint.

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Teeny tiny miniature hand blown vases and wine glasses

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 21 May 2015

If you’ve ever tried your hand at glassblowing, you’ll know all too well how incredibly difficult it can be to achieve a perfect finished piece. Even artists experienced for decades make flops. So to see these miniature wine glasses, vases and beakers standing just centimetres tall is quite astounding.

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Classical paintings superimposed on modern-day settings make everyday life more interesting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 21 May 2015

Angels, deities, and other scantily-clad classical figures make modern-day settings, such as subways and bus stops, their new homes in the series ‘2 Reality’.

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Creative duo creates 3D paper illustrations of spaceships, animals, and everything else

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nancy, France-based Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of creative agency ‘Zim & Zou’ breathe life into paper by turning it into 3D illustrations of food, animals, and even spaceships.

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Currencies around the world look better with superheroes on them than politicians

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 May 2015

While politicians might not exactly be superhero material (super villain material, perhaps), Italy-based artist Alessandro Rabatti nonetheless shows us what they’d look like in masks and capes.

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Maple leaf skeletons are given new life by turning them into bowl sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 May 2015

89-year-old artist Kay Sekimachi takes the skeletons of ordinary maple leaves and turns them into extraordinary works of art. Using Kozo paper (a thin Japanese paper made from Kozo trees), watercolor, and Krylon coating, she is able to turn the leaves into elegant bowl sculptures. Although due to the delicate nature of the artworks, it […]

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Ordinary plates become artworks after they are painted with images of people and food

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

Canadian artist Jacqueline Poirier treats a plate much like how everyone else does: as a canvas. Only difference is, she doesn’t decorate it with culinary art. She creates another kind of art instead.

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In China, a giant panda statue with its own Iron Man suit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

As if pandas weren’t cool enough! In Shenyang, China, local artist Bi Heng has put up a 9-metre high, 7-metre wide panda statue that would give Iron Man a run for his money.

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These glass sculptures appear to have real jellyfish swimming inside of them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

While on a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium many years ago, artist Rick Satava became entranced with a tank full of pacific coast jellyfish. Looking at them up close felt like admiring art at a museum. From then on, he set about dedicating his life’s work to recreating these beautiful creatures in glass form.

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Christchurch’s Rekindle fuels the art of recycling (in a city that needs it)

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By Zac in Cool Travel on Friday 15 May 2015

How can artists help a city where 70% of the buildings have come down since its 2011 earthquake? Recycling the building waste into art, and in the process shining a light on the importance of reclaiming reusable resources from waste.

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Kate McCarthy’s colourful artwork is coming to Hobart’s Penny Contemporary gallery

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 15 May 2015

A brand new art exhibition is bringing tons of colour and imagination to Hobart’s Penny Contemporary gallery, and you’re invited to this lively show.

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Tattoo artist creates amazing geometric body art using only lines and dots

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 14 May 2015

If you’re getting a tattoo, you might want to book a plane ticket to Turkey first. Istanbul-based artist Bicem Sinik decorates her clients’ bodies with minimalistic tats that include only two elements: monochromatic lines and dots.

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Mosaics of ice cream are now filling up the nasty potholes of Finland

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Street artist Jim Bachor continues his valiant crusade against poorly maintained roads by filling each and every pothole with gorgeous mosaics. Initially, the project started out in his hometown of Chicago, but now he’s taking the fight somewhere else: Finland.

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The work of fearless artist Marina Abramović will be on display at this year’s Dark Mofo festival

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Nicknamed the ‘grandmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović is unlike any other artist in the world today. She has pushed boundaries (and usually broken them), explored relationships to their core, and even allowed the public to harm her – all in the name of art. Now Tasmania is welcoming a new exhibition that explores the artistic wonder that is Abramović.

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