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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Popular characters get their bodies mixed up in this funny LEGO series

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

I don’t know, I still think Homer Simpson looks better with the bulging beer belly, don’t you agree? In Fiction Meets Fiction, LEGO collaborates with Buenos Aires-based art director Alexandre Tissier to morph together the bodies of our favorite pop culture characters. For instance, Spider-Man fuses with James Bond, creating Spider Bond. Homer is mashed […]

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Success! Forensic artist reconstructs realistic face from skull-shaped vodka bottle

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 10 November 2014

Amazingly, Scotland-based forensic artist Nigel Cockerton, whose thing is, well, facial restructuring, went on to pad out an empty skull-shaped bottle from Crystal Head Vodka earlier this year layer by layer, making the skull really come to life with a realistic face at the end. It’s pretty amazing work.

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Artist gives her friends minimalist tattoos in exchange for books, whiskey, or life lessons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 6 November 2014

Most tattoo artists accept money in return for turning a person’s body into a canvas. Ukrainian artist Stanislava Pinchuk, better known as Miso, accepts books, lessons, food, and even whiskey instead.

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Chicago potholes are being covered in mosaics instead of asphalt

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Previously, we featured artist Jim Bachor, who is known for his unconventional solution to Chicago’s pothole problem: mosaics.

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These super cool gas masks are made from rare retro sneakers

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Monday 3 November 2014

When your coveted sneakers the likes of Air Jordan 3, Adidas x Jeremy Scott Denim Wings or Ewing 33 Hi ‘Red Suede’ lands in the hands of L.A-based artist Freehand Profit (Gary Lockwood), they may be taken apart and turned into amazing gas masks, and sometimes with an extra shoulder harness to protect you from harm. And it’s all because ‘the gas mask is the mask of our times; it represents atrocities at war, civil unrest, environmental damnation and works both as a symbol of fear and of protection.

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This house is actually made of wax and will completely melt in 30 days

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 31 October 2014

Literally, house of wax. In London, artist Alex Chinneck used 8,000 paraffin wax bricks to build a 2-story house that will gradually melt in 30 days. Called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, the sculpture is located on Southwark Street and is part of Merge Festival 2014. Chinneck created the temporary structure to celebrate the […]

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These trees change colours constantly to become the opposite hues of clouds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2014

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What happens when art and science decide to make babies together? Something really cool and entrancing! ‘Earth V Sky’ is a public art installation by artist Allan Giddy, wherein he uses the City of Sydney’s first wind turbine to power a colour sampling technology that bathes trees in a (literally) different light.

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These clay sculptures of families fleeing gaza are both moving and eerie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah has created a series of outdoor sculptures depicting families fleeing the war-torn Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza. The clay statues, faceless as they might be, reveal to us the devastation of war.

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This giant sculpture looks like it’s coming out of the ground

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Don’t panic just yet, Budapest. While this scene of an angry giant coming out of the ground would undoubtedly send us running, it’s actually just a sculpture! Located in Szechenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary, the gigantic public artwork is called ‘Feltepye’, which means ‘ripped up’ or ‘popped up’.

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Artist uses glass instead of yarn to make these amazing knittings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

It boggles the mind how artist Carol Milne was able to manipulate glass to look like row upon row of intertwined yarn. You see, the melting point of glass is between 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, so how was she able to knit the fragile – not to mention very hot – material into intricate artworks?

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This might look like the scene of an accident, but it’s actually an art installation in Melbourne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

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Nobody panic just yet! This isn’t the sight of a tragic accident, it’s actually a theatrical tribute to one of Melbourne’s classics: the W-class ‘rattler’ tram! Raising the Rattler Pole is a massive art installation by artist and designer David Michael Bell, wherein he created a 1:1 replica of Tram 1040, the last tram built to service Bourke Street in 1956.

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This is what animals would look like if they were fruits and vegetables

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Vegetarians, look away now. In her bizarre photo series ‘Animal Food’, artist Sarah DeRemer digitally manipulated images of animals to look like chopped up pieces of fruits and vegetables. Some of her animals include the Hippotato, the Frovocado, the Limon, and of course, the Kiwi. The series gives us food for thought (no pun intended) […]

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These artists turn condemned buildings being demolished into mind-bending sculptures

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By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Friday 17 October 2014

Houston-based artists Dean Ruck and Dan Havel call themselves Demo Artists – not as in demo tape, but as in demolition. When a condemned building is scheduled for some quality time with a wrecking ball, Ruck and Havel move in, transforming the spaces into mind-bending sculptures.

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Using thousands of ceramic shards, this artist creates gigantic flowers and corals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

What most of us might dismiss us rubbish, Israeli artist Zemer Peled sees the remains of broken ceramics as parts of something bigger. Armed with a hammer, she intentionally smashes the porcelain pieces she herself built, then rearranges them to form massive sculptures of flowers and corals.

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