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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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

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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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