Amy Casey’s imaginative paintings of post-industrial Cleveland

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By Micha Hilliard in New Art on Tuesday 10 September 2013

In Amy Casey’s imaginative world, cities are creatures, constantly shifting and growing. Inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Cleveland, which is beset by decay and vacancy, she has made it her task as an artist to imagine a new empire that will rise out of the rubble. Her paintings combine nature and cities in amazing […]

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Modified Thomas Kinkade paintings by Anthony Freda

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By Anthony Freda in New Art on Friday 6 September 2013

I have been busy modifying Thomas Kinkade’s dreamy paintings with spray paint and stencil for a good cause. I am also looking for a few good men and woman to help me in my mission. I will mail a stencil to like-minded information warriors. Spray paint not included.

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Intricate pop art by Keiichi Tanaachi

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 30 August 2013

When Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami fell deathly ill at the age of 45, he often had hallucinations from the medications he took. The incident went on to inspire him and made him aware of just how fragile life can be. He is now exhibiting 12 of his acrylic paintings in Singapore’s Mizuma Gallery.

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Classical still-life paintings from nature

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 29 August 2013

‘My interests in natural phenomenon (dermoid cysts, fungus, invasive flora/fauna) and my love of candied old-master opulence always seem to be present in my painting… Painting with attention to detail, I’ve become accustomed to the fact that nature in itself, or anything living really, never totally allows you to have a perfectly idealized experience. Everything is always spewing, dripping, rotting a little’.

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Colourful art by Katya Grokhovsky

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By Ryan Leitner in New Art on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Katya Grokhovsky is an artist who works across many fields, including performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. I’ve known this artist since she moved to New York City, and has since been all over the map. With her performances and paintings mostly based around her being a woman, my favourite piece was when […]

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Party-themed paintings by Celeste Rapone

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By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Celeste Rapone is a painter that must have had some really great birthday parties thrown for her as a kid. She takes this and other staples of American childhood, stuffs them into a visual piñata, and swings away. Pop! A colourful array of abstract and realism fly out and convene onto the canvas.

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Mixed media work by Australian artist Andrew Kaineder

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By Shannon Thompson in New Art on Monday 19 August 2013

He started to shoot surfing back in the early days, now Andrew Kaineder is a mixed media professional who focusses on fashion and documentary storytelling. Recently, Kaineder and his co-collaborators (and great mates) Tim and Pete jointly applied their skills to create 135 in Sydney last month. The trio exhibitors used a printing technique call […]

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Maldives artist Maahy draws space cats, magical horses and more

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By Rayne Chapman in New Art on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Young Maldives artist Maahy is a completely self-taught illustrator. His art portrays the minimalism of black and white, alongside the chaotic beauty and mystery of doodling, zentangles, streams of flowing lines and the fascinating scent and touch of coffee. He works intimately with ink pens and graphite pencils.

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97 year-old spends 10 hours a day creating 8-bit pointillism computer paintings

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By Vincent Serritella in Video on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Hal Lasko, a 97 year-old artist, reminds us all that you’re never too old to create and inspire everyone around you. In his early years, Hal, known as ‘Grandpa’, worked as a graphic artist when everything was done by hand. His family got him a computer and Microsoft Paint and now he spends ten hours […]

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Signs for the Homeless

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope came up with this genius and inspirational idea to take homeless peoples’ signs and trade them for beautiful hand-painted ones with the same message. In addition to painting these lovely signs, they also give them donations to help them out. The vivid new signs are much easier for passers-by […]

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Doesn’t That Sound Nice?: paintings by William Valle

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By William Vale in New Art on Wednesday 7 August 2013

In this collection of paintings, the themes of sex, drugs and debauchery are merely just subtle undertones to the classic noir genre, flipped on it’s head. The scenes aren’t as in your face as some of Jack Vettriano’s work, or as light-hearted as the large comic panels of Lichtenstein, but somewhere in between is a […]

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Amazingly detailed close-ups of Van Gogh’s paintings

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 1 August 2013

Everyone knows that viewing a famous painting on the computer doesn’t compare to the experience of seeing it in person. But thanks to the Google Art Project, you can see incredibly detailed close-ups of famous art works such as Vincent Van Gogh’s beautiful impressionistic paintings. More than 40,000 works of art are available in high-resolution […]

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Colourful paintings by Australian artist Ken Gailer

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By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Tuesday 30 July 2013

The Pre-Raffaelites knew the allure of the scantily-clad babe, but did their maidens frolic amongst Coke cans and Chupa Chups? Nope. For a pop-culture twist on the feminine form, Australian painter Ken Gailer delivers the goodies. If art were food, his paintings would be a choc-top and popcorn combo deal. Life’s too short for nouveau […]

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Dream-like narrative artwork by Patrick Kyle

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By Lewis Loughman in New Art on Saturday 27 July 2013

Patrick Kyle is best known for his unconventional narrative work, creating worlds that are somewhere between a delirious hallucination and a sweet dream. The zines he produces, in particular, are a delight. Seemingly working non-stop, he is always trying his hand at something new or experimenting in some way.

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Contemporary paintings by Kiki Valdes

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By Mariana Monteagudo in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

For me, Kiki Valdes’s work is the perfect combination of tradition and well-mastered craft, with the vision of a contemporary mind. His work travels through a number of references, from expressionism to TV cartoons, twisting them, playing with them in a very powerful way. His paintings scream out loud, struggling to escape from the constraint of the frame.

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