Realistic 3D goldfish paintings by Riusuke Fukahori

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 5 December 2013

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori is known for his three-dimensional goldfish paintings created by pouring resin – the material they use for sculptures and not the dried grape that old people love to eat. Badum-tss! He had been practicing his craft for eight years before he became a hit online last year with his life-like creations. Now there are many copycats, but there can only be one master of the three-dimensional goldfish.

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Mystical and psychological artworks by Ville Andersson

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By Ville Andersson in New Art on Sunday 24 November 2013

In the dramatized situations of Ville Andersson’s photographs, there’s a strong mystical and psychological force. This force is also present in the paintings, which are in dialogue with a former civilization; with both literature, film and fine art. In the artist’s style you can see influences from many different time periods. Andersson sees clear links […]

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Raw, emotional art by Ronald Ventura

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Ronald Ventura’s work is layered with different emotions, media, art styles, and cultures. With a range of anything from graffiti to hyper-realism, the Philippine-based painter and sculpture has learned to effectively speak many visual languages. I love the raw, emotional feel of his pieces. It’s as if Ventura welcomes his audience into the deep interior of his mind to […]

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Pictorial Grammar: an art series by Matt Arbuckle

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By Ashlee Lennon in New Photography on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Movement is the centerpiece of Berlin-based Matt Arbuckle’s latest series, Pictorial Grammar. Aside from its challenging visual boundaries, the collection features a palette of blues which he mixed up while reminiscing about the Resene pots from his childhood growing up in New Zealand.  These paintings seemed at home both on display at his latest exhibition […]

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Vibrant geometric paintings by Hugh Byrne

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By Hugh Byrne in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

The first thing that strikes you when you see these paintings is the bright contrasting colours, form and how they interact with the surrounding space. Hugh Byrne operates out of his studio in Cape Town, South Africa where he finds himself influenced mostly by the city. The paintings are created by combining multiple layers of household […]

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3D animals painted in layers of resin by Keng Lye

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By Jack Larbalestier in New Art on Friday 7 June 2013

Occasionally, I come across things that completely blow my mind: this was one of them. Part of me simply refused to believe that these were painted. The attention to detail and the lifelike quality is a skill that can only be admired.

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Man recreates famous paintings with photography using his daughter as model

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Monday 20 May 2013

Melbourne-based photographer Bill Gekas has taken on the daunting task of recreating famous paintings. Though not through painting. Gekas has used his young daughter as the subject in a series of exquisitely executed photographs, each representing a famous painting. Yes, I think we have a young model in our midst.

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The chaotic world of painter Joram Roukes

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By jen disisto in New Art on Thursday 16 May 2013

Joram Roukes is a talented contemporary artist from the Netherlands. His main medium is large scale oil paintings, which tend to be collage-like compositions mashing up the figurative with animals and western pop icons. Roukes does an incredible job of balancing out his often chaotic visual content with a nice amount of negative space. He’s […]

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Maico Akiba paints modern objects to make them seem 100 years old

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Thursday 9 May 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to know what your beloved belongings will look like 100 years from now, you’re on the right page. Japanese artist Maico Akiba has been painting a range of everyday belongings to make them appear like they have decayed over time. All items are still fully functional, though. I think it would […]

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Australian artist Jason John’s Psychological Realism paintings

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By Lin Shi in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

Painter Jason John works in the style of Psychological Realism to explore the complexities of identity in relation to memory and ones social world. John’s extraordinarily detailed figures caught in dramatic environment of uneasiness and spatial fluxes are attempts to accurately reflect deeper psychological realities. Oftentimes, figures are partially concealed, thus taking away any personal […]

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The painting President: newly leaked artworks by George W. Bush

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 11 April 2013

So apparently the 43rd president of the United States found a hobby during his presidency to relieve some of his stress. According to these rather blurry images discovered when his email was hacked, George Bush Jr had an artistic side. He painted a self-portrait in the shower and bathtub, and of course, several portraits of […]

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Hauntingly atmospheric figure paintings by Nicholas Chaundy

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By Callum Russell in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

A figure painter from England, Nicholas Chaundy’s work is rooted in the tradition of the Old Masters. He is engaged in the pursuit of representing life in a way that remains truthful without being hyper-realistic. Through the handling of paint and the play of light his atmospheric, serene portraits explore the point whereby simple brushstrokes […]

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New Illustrations by Brooklyn’s Jonathan Zajdman

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By Reese Vaccarezza in New Illustration on Thursday 14 March 2013

Jonathan Zajdman is an illustrator based in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. He’s worked for a handful of ad agencies and small publishers, but it’s his portraits and story book-styled illustrations that are really worth checking out.

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Tall Paintings: a painting in progress with time lapse photography

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By FISHES in Video on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Sometimes you may think that art serves humans. However, the opposite thing happens pretty rarely. Here is proof, when painting is expressed by itself with the unique help of gravity.

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Funky skull and animal sculptures by Julien Marinetti

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 22 February 2013

What happens when a talented oil painter re-discovers his love of sculpture? Well, in the case of Julien Marinetti, these bizarrely creative animal sculptures are born. Each one looks like it escaped its cage and rolled in puddles of paint, becoming a kind of 3D canvas. Each little creature embodies a statement about society within […]

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