Artist Frida Kahlo’s precious belongings are on display, more than 60 years after they were locked away

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 18 June 2015

When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera took her belongings and locked them in a bathroom in their Mexico City home, then ‘demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death’. The room was opened in 2004 and Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph Kahlo’s belongings for a photo series that gives us a more intimate view of the artist, her struggles and the zest for life she held throughout.

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This chameleon doesn’t change its colours, it morphs into two women instead

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

So you think this is possibly the most beautiful chameleon you have ever seen. Except it isn’t. Look hard and discover for yourself the amazing illusion of some serious body painting that Johannes Stötter, an Italian bodypaint artist, wants you to believe.

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The artist behind these gripping paintings painted them after he has completely lost his sight

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 9 April 2015

Mr. Bramblitt is a 37-year-old from Dallas who became completely blind in 2001. His loss of vision took place gradually over 20 years, and while the exact cause is unclear, Bramblitt believes it is linked to his  brain seizures which started when he was only two.

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Mind-bending photographic art from Achraf Baznani

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 20 February 2015

Wanting to capture ‘the things in nature that are very unnatural’, Moroccan artist Achraf Baznani has explored happiness, sorrow, loneliness, and self-awareness with a series of surreal photographs that leave you wondering, ‘how did he even do that?’

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This illustrator sees everyday ordinary items differently from you and I

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Oh, to have the amazing eyes of Christoph Niemann, we would then see the exciting possibilities of the mundane everyday. A paper roll can be a pouting lip. An ink pot transforms itself into a camera.

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This artist makes us go bananas with what he did with them

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

We’re going bananas over these super fun yellow fruit creations by artist Stephan Brusche from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Who knew the humble banana had so much potential in the hands of someone so artistically talented? I will never look at another one the same way again!

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This artist uses makeup as paint for her creation of some great Chinese-style art

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 10 January 2015

Malaysian artist and architect Hong Yi plays with her make up in a different way altogether. Currently based in China, she uses her cosmetics vis-a-vis powder, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick and nail polish to produce pretty images in Chinese brushstroke style. In her fascinating art series called Makeup meets Chinese Art, she took inspiration from […]

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This self-taught Singaporean artist makes his drawings come alive on wooden boards

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 4 December 2014

Give Ivan Hoo some simple basic boards, coloured pencils, pastels and ink and the artist from Singapore will produce some breathtakingly real animals and everyday objects out of them. Even the water he draws seem to be trickling silently. Hoo prefers boards of wood to paper as he feels that the former gives the background a unique texture.

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These beautiful scenic art pieces are actually painted with credit cards

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 25 September 2014

Artist Sandy Byers from Washington owns a vast collection of credit cards, but they are not used for charging up purchases. Instead, she uses them as a handy replacement for paintbrushes when she doesn’t have any. This method of painting began by accident, when she was about to start painting outdoors after hiking for about a mile with her husband, and realized she had forgotten to bring along her paintbrushes.

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The incredible futuristic artwork of Mario Wagner

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 12 May 2014

A self-confessed ‘science geek’, Berkeley-based artist Mario Wagner is ahead of the times with his futuristic illustrations that pop with colour and surrealism. He started out creating black and white graphic novels, but ‘his narrative style soon demanded a different medium’ after visiting an Andy Warhol exhibition in Berlin, where he ‘fell for the bold […]

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Breathing new life into old (and boring) works of art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Dave Pollot is breathing new life into old works of art, and doing a fine job at it! You’ll find all sorts of geeky and wonderful additions to artworks here, from Star Wars vehicles and a big block of Lego, to Gemini space capsules and Bender from Futurama. He actually finds these old works of […]

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Australian artist Paul White

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Monday 30 December 2013

Paul White has had a busy year, presenting at Semi Permanent Sydney and Melbourne, being a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Fleurieu Art Prize, Lethbridge Art Prize and taking out the Judges Commendation for the Hutchins Art Prize. He is part of a show entitled Modern Ruin at The Substation […]

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Interview with Australian artist James Jirat Patradoon

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Australian artist James Jirat Patradoon was the star of our recently held Lost At E Minor party in Sydney, his fluoro work setting the walls of the venue alight. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create […]

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Girl: new music by Japanese artist Cuushe

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Music on Thursday 5 September 2013

Japan’s Cuushe, has created yet another series of melodies counteracting the chaos of her hometown. The Tokyo-raised artist writes songs for flying; for floating in the landscape of soft twinkles and barely distinguishable words that fade into the notes behind her. Girl by Cuushe

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Red Lemon Club: ideas for fruitful creatives

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By Chris Arran in Cool Websites on Friday 5 April 2013

Run by Alex Mathers, Red Lemon Club is an absolute must if you want to get the best tips and help for your career as a creative. A free downloadable book and an extremely informative newsletter from LLC can make all the difference to how you approach and showcase your artwork.

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