It’s amazing how many birds this artist can ‘set free’ from just a single feather

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 9 December 2014

You can’t help but be tickled by the feathery artwork of artist Chris Maynard. Using only a small scalpel as his key appliance, and possibly plenty of precision, he presents a vivid and different dimension of each feather; accentuating its inherent beauty and giving it a highly dynamic visibility.

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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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Computer Virus Catalog: Amazing art based on the worst 20 viruses of all

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By Techly in New Art on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Computer viruses destroy our hard work, cost us money and often cause a fair level of embarrassment at our naivety or apparent sleaziness for clicking on the infected link in the first place. Computer Virus Catalog has taken 20 of the worst viruses of all time and collaborated with artists to immortalise them.

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The Butt Song, from a 500-year-old painting

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 March 2014

This is no ordinary song. Not even an ordinary song about butts. The Butt Song, as it’s now known, was discovered on the 500-year-old masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights, which dates back to 16th century. The notes for the Butt Song were found on the right hand side of the painting, on the butt […]

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Yes, you can eat it! The astonishing cake art of Annabel de Vetten-Peterson

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Friday 10 January 2014

Annabel de Vetten-Peterson, who runs Conjurers Kitchen, can do the most fantastic things with her culinary skills. This is waaaay more than making cake: she has an amazing artist eye and hand. And while you normally think of cakes as being sweet, her favoured subjects are often dark – skulls, blood, guts, a realistic skinned swan and little foetus chocolate heads.

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Mona Lisa and other iconic artworks recreated with Lego

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 9 January 2014

Ooh, wicked. Italian designer Marco Sodano recreated three classic paintings with the use of Lego bricks: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Lady with an Ermine, plus Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. These are so brilliant, the lack of details hardly hurts.

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Alabama Hotel: an art hotel in inner city Hobart

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By Kate McCarthy in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 November 2013

Hobart is becoming so art centric, it’s seriously brilliant. The Alabama Hotel is situated in the inner city and has been recently revived and re-opened after a near-decade long hiatus. Its boutique budget status keeps a personal creative feel without costing a year’s pay. Artwork on the walls includes Tom O’Hearn, Aeden Howlett and Stu […]

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Incredible CGI artworks you won’t believe aren’t photos

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By Pop and Dots in New Art on Thursday 3 October 2013

You wont believe this isn’t a real photo. In fact, that any of them aren’t real. These stunning, hyper-real digital artworks were created by the incredible artists at CGI Studios using just their considerable computer chops. And here I thought The Matrix was another world away in the future.

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Australian artist Eddie Botha’s inspiring illustrations

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Illustration on Friday 1 February 2013

Eddie Botha is a South African-born Australian artist (via Malaysia) who has been doodling all his life. Getting his first break drawing pictures for his school newspaper, he is basically untrained. While in school, Botha was forced to write with his right hand even though he is left handed. Now he uses both hands to produce his artwork. Inspired by pop art, impressionism, manga and steampunk, Botha’s work youthfully captures the colours of Africa, the vibrancy of Malaysia, and the natural surrounds of Australia.

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Architectural drawings by Ben Kafton

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By Ben Kafton in New Art on Friday 9 September 2011

Ben Kafton lives in Utah. He draws architectural drawings and silkscreen prints them on large sheets of paper.

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