KAWS goes larger than life

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 24 July 2013

No, it’s not the resurrection of Pinocchio. These wooden companions are part of the GISWIL exhibition and a creation of American artist and sculptor, KAWS. The New York-based artist began his career as a graffiti artist and later specialized in limited edition toys and clothing.

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This cube is made from an entire amusement park

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 18 July 2013

Wow, James Dive of The Glue Society somehow managed to crush a recently demolished amusement park into a compact 4m x 4m cube.

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Intricately contoured jewellery from wood and cork

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 18 July 2013

Brit designer-artist Anthony Roussel, who usually deals with sculptural works, crafted these amazing contoured and layered bracelets and rings out of birch, cork and maple. These are so beautiful.

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Incredible handmade carpets by Faig Ahmed

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Faig Ahmed is a mixed-media artist based in Azerbaijan who creates incredible handmade carpets that are not exactly your typical floor rug. He takes the design of a traditional Azerbaijani rug and distorts, rearranges, and reinterprets them in his own way. Ahmed says of his work, ‘The carpet is a symbol of invincible tradition of […]

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Playful art by Mehmet Ali Uysal

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 26 June 2013

There are so many ordinary things you’re surrounded by every day, that you don’t even notice them any more. But as soon as Mehmet Ali Uysal gets his hands on them, suddenly they appear interesting and new. The trick the Turkish artist uses is simple but very effective: taking common things and putting them into […]

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Alicia Beck’s sprinkle stool

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By Alicia Beck in New Art on Friday 21 June 2013

Los Angeles native and artist, Alicia Beck, likes to create objects that inspire playful interactions between them and the user. Her Sprinkle Stool is just another example of the innocent fun and nostalgia she evokes in her work. It is a sculptural piece as well as functional. You can see more of her work here.

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Bodybuilding with random stuff

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 20 June 2013

Body Builder is a collaborative photo series between Dalston-based photographer Jess Bonham and set designer Anna Lomax. Here, the human body serves as a starting point upon which other materials and objects heaped on to form new bodies. The results are totally off-kilter and fun.

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Memory Balloon Lights by John Moncrieff

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 14 June 2013

We like balloons. We like lights. Naturally we like these Memory Balloon lights by John Moncrieff. Designed by Boris Klimek, these are meant to evoke happy childhood memories. These also remind us of the glowing balloons by Kouichi Okamoto, with a key difference: no actual balloons are used in Klimek’s version. All you need to […]

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Delicate paperscapes by Joris Kuipers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 13 June 2013

Formally trained as a painter, Joris Kuipers dresses up blank spaces with layers of picture planes that tumble into and away from each other, like delicate, flighty mobile sculptures. Are they marvelous? Well, yes they are.

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Art made from cream cheese, mascarpone and butter

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Jim Victor and his wife Marie Pelton are a creative duo who work together on a number of impressive cream cheese, mascarpone and butter-based projects. The couple create brilliant sculptures by using clay modeling tools that they make from wood to model the butter. They also work with chocolate, fruits and vegetables to realize three-dimensional […]

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Scrap metal creatures by Prageeth Manohansa

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Sri Lankan sculptor Prageeth Manohansa recently held his first solo exhibition in Singapore’s Galerie Steph, which includes a series of life-sized animal sculptures made out of recycled scrap metal. He started using found metal objects to create art since 2005, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Sculpture from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. […]

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What the French do with eggs

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Have you ever thought to create art with your eggs on your fridge? Maybe over Easter time. But Christel Assante works on egg shell carvings every day. Born and raised in France, she grew up with no artistic education but she really liked to draw a lot and one day she got into egg art. […]

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Damion Silver’s artwork sees the Object Trouvé art genre updated

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 6 June 2013

This art movement, Object Trouvé, which started in the 1910s and which was officially coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1915, is still a very interesting and up-to-date way to create art. The main idea is to modify and convert found objects into pieces of art. From looking at Damion Silver’s series Assemblages, it’s obvious that […]

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Fabrice Le Nezet turns raw concrete into ‘light’ installations

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 5 June 2013

If you want to know if art made out of concrete can look lightweight the answer is a resounding yes! Artist and designer Fabrice Le Nezet created a series of enormous installations made from concrete blocks tamed by colourful metal tubing. This series, Measure, is a wondrous combination of raw and industrial materials transforming into […]

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Sculptures of iconic New York buildings invade New York

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 31 May 2013

Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea’s site-specific public art installation No Limits with gigantic architectural sculptures of some of New York’s iconic landmarks is now showing alongside Park Avenue Malls till June 9. These sculptures of Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry […]

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