Wow, Yago Hortal’s paintings are coming off the canvas

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 1 February 2014

Spanish born artist Yago Hortal has created a series of paintings that look like they’re coming straight off the canvas. ‘Using thick layers of acrylic, he stacks and smears vibrant swaths of paint, the layers of paint increasing and gaining depth, making these abstract pieces’. We covered his work back in 2011, though this series […]

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Portraits Made From A Single Pen Stroke

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 6 December 2011

Chan Hween Chong, an art director based in Germany, has redrawn some of the world’s most famous portraits. What’s special about it, though, is that he managed to do so with a black marker drawing one giant outward spiral. An amazing accomplishment, especially considering the fact that one single error means that the entire portrait […]

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Chinese artist Liu Bolin makes himself become invisible

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Friday 10 June 2011

Who said becoming invisible was impossible? Well, whoever it was was that crushed our childhood fantasies never got around to Chinese artist, Liu Bolin, who is able to camouflage himself deeply amongst any surroundings. His art is intended as a protest against the persecution of artists by the Chinese government, and each photo takes him some ten hours to stage.

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