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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Fred Stonehouse’s two dimensional artistic dreams

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

Every morning I wake up and have this hazy half recollection of a series a dreams the night before. The linearity doesn’t follow, the settings and props are spontaneous, space and time are surreal. However, something inside me lets me know that it all makes sense. Fred Stonehouse’s painting and works on paper take these […]

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Super Future Kids’s vivid childhood cartoon stars are coming our way

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 17 July 2013

East German born, London-based artist Super Future Kid takes us on an artistic trip down memory lane. His work is an explosion of intense colours with many of our childhood cartoon figures put together in a grab bag of talent and imagination. He calls himself a visual thinker who melts things together and replaces realities. […]

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Paolo Troilo’s finger-painted portraits: poetry in motion

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 16 July 2013

After leaving his illustrious career as an award-winning advertising creative director a few years ago, Milan-based self-taught artist Paolo Troilo has gone on to make these hyper-realistic human portraits with so much fluidity and movement, it’s hard to imagine that all he does to paint these is dip his fingertips into jars of acrylic, black […]

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Bizarre body art at the World Bodypainting Festival

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Friday 12 July 2013

So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.

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Siebren Versteeg creates art using ever-evolving algorithms

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013

Ever since the computer began to conquer our private space, there’s very few areas which have remained untouched. Even the arts got fascinated by these little machines and the possibilities they offer, experimenting with binary codes, algorithms and randomly generated patterns. These abstract pieces by Siebren Versteeg seem different, though, because his ever-evolving algorithm considers […]

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Impressionistic self-portraits by Nikos Gyftakis

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Greek artist Nikos Gyftakis’ series of self-portraits are simultaneously playful, dynamic, and intimate. His portraits are made up of a series of colorful curved strokes, giving his paintings an impressionistic feel. The results are rhythmic and textural, with each painting giving insight into the artist’s character.

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Amazing photography by colour blind artist Chris Friel

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

What happens when a colour blind painter picks up a camera? Actually, some quite amazing things, at least if your name is Chris Friel. The British artist has a remarkable sense for the nuance of gradients and minimalist compositions. It’s hard to believe that these photos are actually real.

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Andrea Bergart’s cement truck mural in New York

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of unconventional art and artists. Take Andrea Bergart, for example. After noticing that cement trucks are a large, spinning, mobile canvas, Bergart decided to take advantage of this untapped resource. Inspired by Ghana’s vibrant geometric patterns, Bergart transformed these mundane trucks into incredible works of art.

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Representational paintings by Lynne-Marie Eatwell

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

As a representational painter, one of the key ingredients one has to master is the behaviour and interplay of light in space. For artist Lynne-Marie Eatwell, this forms the basis of her incredibly vivid works of oil on canvas, which possess a luminous quality, almost as if they were lit from within. Hailing from Cape Town […]

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Outsider artist Noah Erenberg’s imaginative paintings

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By Elena Mary Siff in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Noah Erenberg, from Isla Vista, California, recently created a series of expressionistic paintings of faces from his imagination. Noah (challenged with autism) has a vivid sense of colour and form and recreates his beachside neighborhood in paintings, drawings and text work. He was recently asked to join the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara. More […]

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Clusters of crowds as pop figures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 18 June 2013

I chanced upon Indonesian artist Syaiful A Rachman’s 153 x 153 cm portrait of Michael Jackson at OdeToArt gallery recently, and it was amazing to zoom in on the acrylic painting and see how crowds of tiny little anonymous people make up the big picture. Rachman has used a similar approach and point of view […]

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Superhero portraits of people

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Portraits of people with superhero-inspired logos, illustrations and comic panes imprinted all over their faces? We are all living a bit larger-than-life these days. Artist Sandra Chevrier wields quite a bit of magic with watercolor, acrylic, pencil and collage.

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Never Seen Burnham: a short film by Richard Broomhall

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Monday 27 May 2013

While the majority of the British public are lamenting the loss of Summer from the seasonal calendar, Anthony Garratt is experiencing a proliferation of painting subject matter. ‘In a world where we are seemingly obsessed with ownership and control, it is humbling and important that we are reminded to respect the weather, sea, hills and […]

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