Book pages turned into sculptures inspired by their stories

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 29 January 2014

Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown creates whimsical sculptures of ships, dragons, and other fantastical characters from books. No, not inspired by the books, they are actually made out from parts of the book.

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These adorable invertebrates are getting ready for bed

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Squids and octopi are not exactly what you’d call cute and adorable. They aren’t also the animals that you’d love to cuddle in bed with. Unless, you have a thing for that. But Tokyo-born, Vancouver-based illustrator and needle-felter Hine Mizushima has created a collection of eight hand-felted invertebrates that are so plush, you might just […]

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Whimsical robots made from trash by Nemo Gould

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 30 November 2013

The only thing we can rely on is movement. Life changes. Parents grow old. People move on. And the world keeps spinning. With that being said, perhaps Kinetic art is the truest form of art around. As in the case of artist Nemo Gould, some artists just can’t stop making Kinetic sculptures. The California resident […]

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Pigeons smuggle cuban cigars from Havana to Florida, all in the name of art

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 29 November 2013

Duke Riley is a rebel. Big time. But according to the man himself, he’s also a patriot. Known for pushing social, political, and legal boundaries in his work, Riley’s latest project tops all previous escapades. Trading with the Enemy involved 50 carrier pigeons, a few Cuban cigars, and a lot of guts. Riley bred and trained an […]

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Colourful illustrations by Matei Apostolescu

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Friday 29 November 2013

I’m obsessed with these illustrations by Matei Apostolescu. The Romanian artist has so much creativity. His illustration are made using all sorts of techniques including rotring pencils, markers, spray paint to Wacom tablet, Photoshop and Illustrator. They have a wonderfully wide range in style in subject matter, yet they all feel playful and surreal. My favourite is the […]

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Emotionally charged mixed media by Ravi Zupa

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Denver based artist Ravi Zupa’s work blends icons from a huge variety of cultures. Everything from renaissance painting, Japanese wood block prints, North American sign painting, tyrannical propaganda, and religious iconography all seem to find their way into his work. And not only is his art a mix of cultures, but it also incorporates a […]

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Tiny figures placed in bodyscapes by Allan Teger

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 26 November 2013

These bodyscapes by Allan Teger have a beautiful sense of humor. Complete with tiny figures, bridges, sailboats, and horses, Teger literally creates another world using human bodies. These feel both playful, childish, and sexual all at once. My favorite photo has a sailboat bravely facing the vast expanse of human flesh. The contrasting scales of […]

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Greg Haberny’s chaotically provocative installations

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 23 November 2013

Greg Haberny’s work is at once playful, revolting, and sarcastic. Much like the DADA artists of old, Haberny seems to be drawn to expressively absurd themes. Everything from Alfred Hitchcock to Terry Richardson, Pin-up girls to vintage cartoons all find their way into his installations. By mixing these icons from popular culture, Haberny is able to […]

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City Quilts: nap under a map of your favourite place in the world

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 22 November 2013

Now you can dream under the map of your favorite city. City Quilts has a a whole collection of city maps made into quilts. From Boston to New York, Brooklyn to the Great Lakes ,and even the constellation, these hand-stitched quilts make a unique and practical gift. Warm the ones you love with their favorite […]

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Liquid marble: now you can walk on water

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 20 November 2013

A true sign of creativity is the ability to re-imagine the laws of physics. In his installation, Liquid Marble, Mathieu LeHanneur bends the very nature of a marble surface and creates an atmosphere of fantasy and intrigue. Pushing the limits of algorithm-based 3D modeling, the French artist built a slab of black marble that appears to […]

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Crafted paper art of endangered birds

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Art on Saturday 16 November 2013

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts paper exhibits of the ‘chillingly disengaged relationship’ between the human existence and nature around us. Her series of realistic paper sculptures explores themes of temporality, change and transformation through displays of various bird and flower species that have recently suffered as their habitats have changed.

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Japanese colour woodcuts by Kitagawa Utamaro

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 13 November 2013

These stunning woodcuts from 18th and 19th century Japan are a beautiful testament of everyday life during that time. Housed online in the NYPL Digital Gallery, the series was made in the Ukiyo-e school, which means ’pictures of the floating world’ in English. The series depicts characters from all walks of life. Everything from celebrities, sumo wrestlers, […]

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Extreme Measure: mind-blowing works by Chris Burden

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Extreme Measures marks the first major exhibit of Chris Burden’s bold artwork in the past 25 years. The exhibit spans 40 years of performance and sculpture art that have been consistently knocking the public’s socks off. His art is sometimes bizarre, often extreme, and always influential. Do you remember hearing about his performance piece Shoot, which involved […]

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Neil Gaiman brings the Sandman back to life

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By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 October 2013

It’s been 25 years since Neil Gaiman’s  Sandman saga made waves in the graphic novel scene. It was one of the more elite of the genre, boasting a spot on the  New York Times bestseller list and steady critical acclaim. And now the Sandman is back. Neil Gaiman announced the new book to be released by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo on Halloween Eve. How fitting.

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Banksy rejected by New York Times, fights back with scathing street art piece

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Banksy’s latest installation smells of resentment. He wrote an article for the New York Times about the new ‘One World Trade Center’ project being ugly. Actually, he called it “vanilla” and “something from Canada”. The article was supposed to be another installment in his daily ‘Better Out Than In’ graffiti series. But predictably, his article was rejected. And like a sulking kid, he went ahead and made a big stink about it with this mural instead. Go Banksy. His work never ceases to make me smile.

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