We’re going absolutely bananas over Romanian artist Dan Cretu’s series ‘Bananametrics’, wherein he turns the yellow fruit into gorgeous edible sculptures by dressing them up in intricate and colourful patterns.
For the Malonny Art Festival in Marijampole, Lithuania, street artist Ray Bartkus made a mural that doesn’t seem right – or should I say, upright.
By Hilora Johns in New Art on Wednesday 8 July 2015
Have you ever wondered how many post-it notes are needed to cover an entire room? YouTuber Ernest Goujon did!
‘A Common Thread’ is an exhibition of embroidered portraits by Sarah-Anne Kennedy depicting women’s traditional style and costume from all around the globe. From Japan to Finland, Ireland to Nepal this intricate handwork celebrates the strength and beauty of femininity – from the primitive to the sophisticated.
Wanting to help snails avoid getting accidentally stepped on, artist Stefan Siverud has come up with a creative way to get them noticed: by painting their shells with art.
Whenever London-based street artist ‘Mobstr’ would stencil in an artwork, he’d find it the next day painted over by the city council. So what does he do? He paints over it. And what does the council do? They also paint over it!
Georgia-based photographer Peyton Fulford asked people all over the world to send her their most private thoughts, diary entries and text messages. She then turned these messages from Australia, Italy, the UK, and the USA, into banners and placed them on abandoned buildings throughout her hometown of Columbus, Georgia.
Now we’ve certainly seen everything! Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou created his latest installation at Art Basel Unlimited 2015 by building a giant tree that produced plastic bags.
Belgian street artist Stefaan De Croock, better known as ‘Strook’, covers public walls with massive murals depicting silhouettes of people. What makes these works more interesting though is that they aren’t made from paint, but rather from doors.
In his thought-provoking series ‘Saint Franklin’, Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn creates collages that depict Benjamin Franklin as a saint, illustrating how we’ve come to worship money and materialism.
This year Melbourne is playing host to one of the greatest music legends of our time: David Bowie. ACMI presents David Bowie is, an exhibition straight from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London-an exhibition, which I should add, turned out to be the fastest selling exhibition in the history of the V&A Museum.
Turkish tattoo artist Eva Krbdk treats skin like it’s a piece of tapestry. She weaves her needle through skin to make tats that look like they were embroidered on.
There’s a cool Tumblr account out on the interweb that’s called Jim’ll Paint It and it’s all about one guy using MS Paint to design pictures strangers request of him. Now I don’t know if every request Jim receives is over-the-top/borderline insane, but the hilarious images he comes up with will make you laugh.
In the hands of the average person, a dried leaf is just that, a dried leaf. It’s fragile, unattractive, and practically worthless. But with German artist Susanna Bauer, a leaf turns into something else: art.