This fallen angel sculpture looks so real it’s a bit disturbing

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 30 July 2015

We probably won’t be eating chicken wings for a while. Back in 2008, Beijing-based artistic duo Sun Yuan and Peng Yu unveiled their most disturbing work: a highly-realistic sculpture of a fallen angel.

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These portraits of body parts will make you think they’re real

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Creative husband-and-wife Corey Oda Popp and Kit King have collaborated to make hyperrealistic portraits that will trick you into thinking you’re looking at photos instead of paintings.

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Clever billboards display art instead of ads on the highways

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Billboards don’t offer much to travellers along the highway. They’re big, gaudy and over the top. So one artist produced a set of billboards that did nothing but display art to give drivers a break from the monotony of billboard signs.

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Leaves and coffee combine to make tiny but beautiful paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 25 July 2015

In his ‘#ZeroWasteCoffee’ series, Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nazir creates whimsical paintings by putting together two unconventional materials: leaves and coffee.

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If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked like the artists they were named after

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 July 2015

Cowabunga! Kiwi artist Owen Dippie just put up a mural in Brooklyn that depicts the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, albeit with less shells and green skin. At a wall along the railway track, Dippie combines pop culture with classical art by creating an artwork that sees the beloved turtles as the Renaissance artists they were […]

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Artist chops up paper to create these hyper-realistic photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

South Korean artist Yoo Hyun creates portraits of iconic figures using an unconventional medium. While other artists use ink to depict their works, Yoo on the other hand, uses space.

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Watermelon carved into a dragon will forever change the way you see this fruit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

Everybody loves watermelon – that is until it tries to set you on fire. Italian sculptor Valeriano Fatica has set the bar for carving fruit by turning a beloved summer food item into a menacing, realistic dragon head.

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These animal skeletons crocheted out of string are eerily beautiful

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

When her grandparents passed away, artist Caitlin McCormack took up crocheting as her way of commemorating them. Since then she’s been creating creepy but beautiful crochet sculptures of animals that will make you reflect on life and death.

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See all your favourite movies in these colourful compressions

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Kevin Ferguson has visualized all our favourite films by compressing screen shots from every 10th second of the films. The results? Colourful and blurry works of art.

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What Star Wars would look like if it were made in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 July 2015

To show that even centuries-old art genres can still keep up with the times, the ‘Rhythm Force’ project in Japan has come up with a collection of woodblock prints and paintings that depict scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

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Pornogami: a book on how to make adult-themed origami sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 17 July 2015

It’s time to move up from drawing penises to actually making them – in paper form, that is. ‘Pornogami’ is an origami book that teach us how to turn an innocent piece of paper into a naughty work of art. It contains simple tutorials on how to recreate erotic body parts, like penises, vaginas, breasts, sperm cells, and handcuffs. Perfect for entertaining guests and showing them how perfectly mature you are.

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Artist uses spilled food as paint to make beautiful artworks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 17 July 2015

While most people would see a coffee spill as a mess, Giulia Bernardelli from Italy sees it as art. The 27-year-old artist uses spilled food items like coffee, chocolate, ice cream, and even what looks like baby food, to make paintings.

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Incredible over-the-top body painting festival comes to the heart of Austria (NSFWish)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 17 July 2015

The 18th World Bodypainting Festival recently took place in Austria, with more than 30,000 visitors and artists descending upon the small town of Poertschach. What was seen there can only be described as ‘incredible’.

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Seeing these amazing overlapping leg tattoos will make you want to get one

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 16 July 2015

Tattoo artist Houston Patton and creative director Dagny Fox collaborate to make beautiful tattoos that only make sense when paired with another.

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Nightmarish post-apocalyptic images you can’t turn away from

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 July 2015

Russian artist Yuri Shwedoff makes all our nightmares come true in his post-apocalyptic art series that sees freeways shut down, space shuttle burnt out and humans eradicated from the planet.

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