These are not actually real kids walking off the side of a building

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

At first glance, you might think these kids have superhero powers enabling them to casually walk up walls. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that these are actually photorealistic street art!

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Artist scratches black paint off a surface to reveal amazing monochrome illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath.

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This coffee table lets you see the depths of the ocean using layers of glass and wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Amaze and stupefy your house guests by showing them your coffee table has a magical portal, which leads you to the dark, mysterious depths of the ocean! Furniture design studio ‘Duffy London’ stacked together different glass- and wooden- sheets, creating a sort of optical illusion inside a table. Called ‘The Abyss Table’, it highly resembles geological map of the sea, except this one is much cooler at 3D!

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Portraits of athletes masterfully recreated into haircuts!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 8 July 2014

What haircut would you like this time of year? A Messi, a Mayweather, or perhaps a Durant? In San Antonio, Texas, talented hair artist and owner of ‘Rob the Original’ barbershop, Rob Ferrel, gives his customers haircuts that will surely attract some attention.

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We interviewed the artist who made these incredible sardine can dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 3 July 2014

‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘Cell Sweet Cell’ are a series of sardine can dioramas wherein we see the lives of everyday people inside their apartments and prison cells. In this exclusive interview, the artist behind these artworks, Nathalie Alony, talks about her inspiration for the series and thoughts on modern society living. [read our original post about her here]

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These sculptures prove that glass can be as smooth and graceful as water

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 1 July 2014

New Zealand-based artist Ben Young created these beautiful glass sculptures that are reminiscent of his home near the picturesque Bay of Plenty. A surfer and a professional boat builder, the artist has spent many years perfecting the craft of taking sheets of glass and turning them into miniature representations of the ocean’s fluidity.

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Look closer and you’ll see entire landscapes on these tiny food items

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

When viewing Turkey-based artist Hasan Kale’s paintings, you might have to bring a magnifying glass, or else risk not seeing the artworks at all! Previously, the artist painted Istanbul’s landscapes on tiny canvases such as pumpkin seeds, butterfly wings, peanut husks, and grains of rice. Now he’s turned his sights – or his magnifying glass – towards M&Ms, banana chips, chocolate bars, quail eggs, and pretzel sticks.

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Subversive art cheekily played out in public

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

All right, so we’re currently enamored with Fra.Biancoshock’s crazily engaging brand of street art. The Milan-based artist has stuck giant cardboard bandages onto cracked walls among others, and we can’t wait to see what new mischief he might be up to soon, besides sticking mirrors in the face of surveillance cams, making massive frayed wires out […]

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These ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveal biblical narratives are amazing: we interviewed the artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Artist Loren Stump has been manipulating glass to form highly-detailed works of art for the past 40 years. One of his most celebrated works involves murine, ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveals portraits and biblical narratives that will both amaze and boggle your mind. In this exclusive interview with Stump, he talks about his lengthy career as a glassworker and as a professor, as well as how he makes these beautiful glass pieces.  [read our original post about him here]

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Rhythms of Youth: the world’s longest and largest 3d street painting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 19 June 2014

‘Rhythms of Youth’ is a 3D street painting by renowned Chinese artist Yang Yongchun. What makes this painting so special? Well, you know, the Guinness World Records only recognizes it as the largest and longest 3D street painting, or anamorphic painting, at 2,600 meters. No biggie.

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Daft Punk, the art exhibition

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Talk about taking music to new frontiers. Daft Punk Deux — a group art show comprising over 40 commissioned works by painters, sculptors, digital and screen print artists inspired by the French electronic music duo — is now on at an art gallery in San Francisco. Plus, it’s actually the second annual installment of the […]

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Toronto’s neighborhood watch is composed of Bruce Willis, The Hulk, and other superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Shut up, crime! Toronto’s neighborhoods have new sheriffs in town, and they go by the names of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Astro Boy, to name a few. Artist Andrew Lamb (not his real name to protect his identity) gave the city’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ placards a bit of an upgrade, by placing the photos of well-known do-gooders in pop culture.

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Interview with the artist who made these unsettling mollusc headphones

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Snails and slugs as headphones? Might get a bit slobbery but who knows, the sound quality might be superb! Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova made these quirky heaphones in an attempt to unsettle people in their judgement of things we’ve taken for granted. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about why she made the mollusc headphones and how it has disturbed the people who have seen it. [you can read our original post about her here.]

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Interview with Eclevticism tattoo artist Steph Hanlon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

While most artists dedicate their careers in the pursuit of one style – ie. Salvador Dali’s surrealism, Andy Warhol’s pop art – tattoo artist Steph Hanlon‘s style is mixing different styles. In her works you’ll see geometric patterns used on portraits, abstract shapes combined with watercolor to make whimsical animals. She calls this style ‘Ecelecticism’. In […]

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Stunning tattooed ceramic ladies: we interviewed the artist behind them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 7 June 2014

Sculptor Jessica Harrison has forever changed how we see Victorian-era ceramic figures with her works involving ladies in fancy dresses sporting badass tattoos or their own blood and guts. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as an artist and her unique take on ceramics. [read our original posts about her sculptures here and here]

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