Amazing paper curling artworks by Gunjan Aylawadi

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 25 April 2014

Sydney-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi does some pretty impressive work with the old humble sheet of paper. Aylawadi says she developed this method of using paper ‘after spending a log time exploring paper sculptures’. She also explains on her website what she loves most about creating these pieces: ‘What I enjoy most about making my work […]

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Artist Sam Holt’s pop-up show in Sydney tonight

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Events on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Up and coming Sydney-based artist Sam Holt is having an exclusive one night only pop-up show and you’re invited. Using a palette reflective to his environment, Holt captures mood and feeling in one seriously solid collection of abstract paintings.

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New work from Sydney artist The Flying Dutchman

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Illustration on Friday 10 February 2012

Having recently made my way to Sydney, I have begun thoroughly immersing myself in the creative depth it has to offer. As a progression of my existing work, my current output has split along two divergent tracks.

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Mind-bending video by Sydney artist Dro Carey

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Friday 21 October 2011

Caffeine is a psychoactive drug, and long-term, heavy usage may scramble your synapses to the point where you can see through time. Sydney-based artist Dro Carey seems to live permanently in that pre-dawn netherworld that one finds one’s self after a several-week coffee bender.

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Drawings By A Writer

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By Greg Clennar in New Illustration on Wednesday 14 September 2011

Taking famous celebrity photographs from the last century and applying a candid, perhaps juvenile, sketching ethic, Drawings By A Writer is the hillarious project of Sydneysider, Simon Friedlander.

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Lachie Hinton

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Saturday 10 September 2011

Expressing an air of freedom, Sydney artist Lachie Hinton’s work explodes with colour and personality as he drops all limitations to ‘deviate from standard and expectation’. Combining charcoal, ink and acrylic, Hinton breathes life into his caricatures’, creating quirky, eccentric and beautiful subjects.

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Karlee Rawkins

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By Kate McCarthy in New Art on Saturday 3 September 2011

I’ve loved Karlee Rawkins’ work for years, for its spontaneity, rawness and honesty. It has an edgy innocence reminiscent of Brett Whiteley, or is it just the recurrent zoo themes? Or the Sydney-ness?

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Jason Howe

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 22 June 2011

We are blown away by the rich, vibrant, mystical, mischevious world of Australian artist Jason Howe, who ‘draws directly from a subconscious drenched in the hallucinogenic, technicolour imagery of Saturday morning cartoons’. His work was most recently on show at Sydney’s Monstrosity Gallery.

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Finlay Duggan

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 12 May 2011

I love the bold colours and cheeky gaping aesthetic in the work of Sydney-based artist and designer, Finlay Duggan. She creates awesome masks imbued with wide-eyed menace, and her illustration work wouldn’t be out of place plastered across the giant walls of a disused Brooklyn factory. Respect.

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Katherine Edney

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 8 March 2011

They say hands are one of the toughest body parts to paint. However, Katherine Edney seems to have no difficulty there. The Sydney artist studied Fine Arts for seven years at UNSW and has been exhibiting her hyper-realistic work ever since. I love her interpretation of lighting and shade when painting body parts.

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Sydney-based artist Anna-Wili Highfield

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 18 January 2011

Sydney-based artist Anna-Wili Highfield makes amazing and accurate sculptures of animals out of really nice paper as well as more gestural pieces out of copper pipes.

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Numskull’s Weird Machine prints, paintings, installations

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Thursday 2 December 2010

Sydney artist Numskull recently unveiled his latest series of prints, paintings and installations titled The Weird Machine at Sydney’s Lo-Fi Collective Gallery. I love the bold typography, icon and stencil juxtapositions.

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Interview with Australian artist Anthony Bartok

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By Mark Barwald in New Art on Thursday 12 August 2010

I caught up with emerging Sydney artist, Anthony Bartok, at the opening of his current show at Global Gallery titled Modern Living. I’ve been following his work for a few years and every show is a stylistic 180 degree departure from his previous one. This one is no exception. I’m not sure which is more unnerving, the grey Bacon-esque serial killer portraits from 2009, or this current series of large-scale, empty interiors, painted from real-estate sales collateral.

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New Beastman at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Friday 9 April 2010

Beastman (aka Brad Eastman) is back. I’m always fond of the Sydney artist’s work spontaneously popping up in my life, and was pleasantly surprised when I went to see a mate’s band gig last week and noticed his trademark screaming monster crisply adorning the walls of Oxford Art Factory. It was so new, the smell of fresh paint lingered through our favourite basement venue with every guitar chord.

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Kevin Tran’s Between Two Worlds

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Monday 7 December 2009

Kevin Tran’s use of colour, shape, texture and composition throughout his Between Two Worlds exhibition is absolutely enchanting. There’s so much depth oozing out of these simplistic animal paintings. Lovely work from this Sydney-born artist.

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