Painting masterpieces, without their well known characters

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 29 November 2014

Imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper masterpiece, without Jesus and his disciples. Or Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus without Venus and her iconic cheer squad. Spanish artist José Manuel Ballester has given his favourite masterpieces a bit of an update by taking away their iconic characters, leaving an eerie scene in their wake. If you’re […]

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Autistic 5-year-old learns to communicate by painting gallery-worthy pieces

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By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Iris Grace is a 5-year-old girl living in Leicestershire. However, Iris was diagnosed as Autistic at the young age of one. The disorder is known for affecting a person’s ability to communicate – making it difficult to be socially in tune with the people and world around them.

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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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Light tornados? Ethereal tubes of light captured in long-exposure photography

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 13 August 2014

English photographer Martin Kimbell is well-practiced in the manipulation of light and image-capture technology to create startling pictures. Nowhere is this more evident than in his recent ‘light-paintings’, where wormholes of twisting lights seem to spring out from the ground or surge down to the earth.

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Bump painting: gorgeous murals on pregnant tummies

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 22 July 2014

The art form of painting has pre-historic origins from the dawn of time. Since we graduated from painting on the walls of caves, mankind has taken the brush to an ever-expanding repertoire of surfaces: wood, canvas, stone, paper, walls, whole buildings, food, naked bodies, the list goes on. In the spirit of continuing this legacy […]

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Retro science fiction artwork by Simon Stalenhag

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 20 May 2014

There is something very special about the light in the far northern latitudes. Seizing upon this readily available source of atmospheric melancholy, artist Simon Stalenhag creates strange yet familiar landscapes. Injected with retro science fiction elements and deep-rooted pop culture references, his work goes far beyond that of simple genre painting. His world may be […]

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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

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

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

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

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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