A sculpture featuring 100 arrows in mid-flight is the perfect place to take a photo op

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In the installation ‘A Shout Within a Storm’, artist Glenn Kaino suspends over 100 copper arrows in mid-air, all seemingly headed towards a single target. Common sense tells us that standing in front of a volley of arrows isn’t cool, but in this case, it is (for your Instagram account, at least.)

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Star Wars posters hand-drawn by local artists in Russia

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By David Langley in New Art on Monday 16 March 2015

Star Wars first made its way into the USSR in 1990, and due to censorship laws that still remained in the waning days of the Soviet Empire, original movie posters needed to be made by local artists for advertising.

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Women become invisible as their bodies are painted to blend perfectly with the background

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 14 March 2015

Yes, perverted reader, there are naked women in these photos. Too bad you won’t be able to see them. In her series ‘Lost in the Landscape’, body painter Natalie Fletcher turns her models invisible – not with a magical cloak or a high-tech gadget, but with art.

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Artist lets you see thousands of stars from the bottom of used paper bags

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 13 March 2015

The next time you want to see the starry night sky, don’t bother finding a telescope, just grab a paper bag. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya confines the beauty of a thousand stars within the walls of used paper bags in his series ‘Constellation’.

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These wooden sculptures are so realistic, you’d think they’re living, breathing people

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 11 March 2015

It’s not every day you mistake a piece of wood for a real person, but then again, Italian sculptor Peter Demetz isn’t your ordinary artist. With his mastery of the human form and wood sculpting, Demetz turns timber into life-like sculptures of people.

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Blacksmith depicts intense emotions through steel bolts with human forms

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Oslo-based photographer and blacksmith Tobbe Malm once found a bunch of old and forgotten bolts in a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. While most of us would easily dismiss the bolts as junk, Malm used his craft to tell their stories in an unexpectedly powerful series called ‘Bolt Poetry’.

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Artist turns car into a tank armed with 900 books to be given away for free

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives around cities and rural areas in a tank he made himself, using books instead of bullets to liberate people from illiteracy. Called ‘Weapons of Mass Instruction’, Lemesoff’s tank was fashioned out of a 1979 Ford Falcon and filled with 900 books. Basically, it’s a library on wheels – with fake guns!

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Street artist transforms ordinary walls and buildings into illusions of colourful portals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 6 March 2015

Drab walls become gateways to another dimension as these colourful portals seemingly pop out of nowhere. Street artist 1010 (pronounced as ten-ten) is responsible for these spray-painted portals, creating his illusions since 2009 around Germany, Panama, and the US.

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Artist repurposes discarded books as beautiful crystallised sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 28 February 2015

Bothered by the sight of discarded books, San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold tried to give unwanted literature a proper sendoff by turning them into crystallised sculptures.

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This origami expert amazes with what he can do with paper

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 27 February 2015

I claim to be an expert on origami because I can make paper stars and cranes. Yes, that’s two different types! Then along comes Adam Tran who just has to put me in my place with his amazing paper folds of dinosaurs, preying mantises, winged gladiators and so much more.

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Street artist causes controversy by installing cocaine-snorting Oscar statue near Oscars venue

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 25 February 2015

LA-based street artist ‘Plastic Jesus’ recently placed a life-size Oscar statue on Hollywood Boulevard, near the venue of Sunday’s Academy Awards. Entitled ‘Hollywood’s Best Party’, the installation shows the Oscar kneeling down on all fours, snorting cocaine. Yes, even the statues in Hollywood party hard.

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Teacher surprises his students every day with new, inspiring chalk artworks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 19 February 2015

Inspiration can be pretty hard to come by when you’re trapped within the confines of a classroom, but a Wyoming-based art teacher is trying to change that one drawing at a time. In an effort to surround his students with as much art as possible, Reddit user ‘Nate100100’ surprises them every day with works he makes during his free time.

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Beautifully styled surfboards inspired by 15th-century artwork

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 16 February 2015

They say sharks are attracted to bright colours in the water, but that didn’t stop Boom-Art from creating these surfboards with 15th-century style designs.

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Mystery artist draws mesmerising typography on snow-covered cars of New York

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 13 February 2015

While most people would see a dust- or snow-covered car and immediately think, ‘I’ll draw a penis’, anonymous street artist Faust creates beautiful typographic messages instead.

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Only pens, pencils and a lot of talent were used to make these words lift themselves off the page

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

Tolga Girgin is an electrical and electronics engineer from Eskisehir, Turkey, who doodles in his spare time. Well, maybe calling them ‘doodlings’ is an understatement. He does 3D anamorphic lettering illustration, which leaves the less talented – like us – scratching our heads and muttering ‘how does he do it?’

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