Chinese artist uses his tongue to paint ‘masterpieces’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 31 October 2014

Chinese artist Han Ziaoming has found a very unique way of creating his fine art. Instead of a brush, this creative guy uses his tongue to paint! But fear not-he doesn’t use acrylic or oil paints on his canvases, but rather sweetened food dye.

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This man walks around London dressed in a suit made out of chicken skin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Artists Lewis G. Burton and Victor Ivanov have created the most bizarre (and sickening) ‘art project’ in the history of art projects: the Gimp Suit. It’s a suit made entirely out of chicken skin, with a little bit of thread added in to keep it all stuck together. You’re probably wondering why anyone would ever make such a thing, but this artistic duo claims it’s to ‘examine the relationship between identity and its commodification through social medias’.

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She weaves dryer lint through canvas to make completely unique artworks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Looking at Tonya Corkey’s art you might be mistaken for thinking these are just ordinary canvases with a bit of paint splattered onto them. But look closely and you’ll realize that Corkey has developed a very peculiar way of making her portraits. She uses dryer lint. Her latest project is called ‘See You in the […]

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It’s true! This weird art actually got sold

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Art is subjective. But you’ve really got to wonder what some people see in some ‘masterpieces’. Writer Emily Green put together a list of ‘bafflingly weird works of art that actually sold’ to show us just how awful some contemporary art is, and just how much money some art collectors are willing to pay for […]

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Bizarre (and a little creepy) porcelain art by Johnson Tsang

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 2 June 2014

If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]

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These two artists are living on a giant hamster wheel in Brooklyn

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 14 March 2014

Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are doing some rather interesting performance art this year. For ten days they’re living on a 25-foot giant hamster wheel in Brooklyn. And there’s no getting off, either!

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Fresh meat weapons by Dimitri Tsykalov

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 12 March 2014

Back in 2012 we showed you Dimiti Tsykalov’s fruit skulls. Pretty cool, right? Well, have we got a treat for you! This Russian-born artist’s other series doesn’t use fruit at all. It uses meat, fresh meat. To create these images, Tsykalov had to work throughout the night, using more than 150kg of fresh meat. He […]

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Fleshy intestine tent, anyone?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 26 February 2014

If it’s dinner time where you are, look away now! Don’t say we didn’t warn you! This creative fleshy intestine tents are made by Swiss artist Andra Hasler and are on display at the Corn Exchange Newbury & New Greenham Arts in Berkshire. The work is supposed to creatively explore the ‘consequences of a nuclear […]

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Skeletal sculptures made with tea, coffee, canvas, and wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 9 January 2014

Photographer Ben Greener has created detailed and intricate anatomical sculptures using only items such as wood and canvas, which was dyed in coffee and tea. His series My Feet, which is about, uhhm feet, won the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture back in 2012. The UK-based artist says his skillset and attention to details […]

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Self-proclaimed ‘boob artist’ Marcey Hawk creates art using only her breasts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 6 January 2014

In the world of art, anything can be a medium. Including a pair of boobs. Marcey Hawk, also known as the ‘boob artist’, uses her 30D bosoms to create abstract art that has attracted high-profile clients like Rob Dyrdek, Russell Brand , and to no one’s surprise, Hugh Hefner. Inspired by witnessing a performance artist […]

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Anthill art made by pouring molten aluminum down anthills

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 21 December 2013

How about this for art and controversy: a viral video (which already hit 18 million views) is spreading about an artist who pours molten hot aluminum down an anthill, filling the passageways and chambers. He then waits for the liquid to cool and solidify, then extracts it and cleans the excess dirt. The result is an amazing look at what the underground world of ants look like.

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Yes, now you really can make your own placenta art print

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 3 October 2013

Artists have forever experimented with new mediums when creating art, but I think this one takes the cake. Placenta art prints are a thing, people. As reported by TIME, parents can now own a memento from their child’s birth and get that good-looking placenta down to work. And there’s a service that guides you through […]

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My Little Pony taxidermy, now available on Etsy

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 23 September 2013

Honestly, as cute as the idea is, I find this taxidermy piece kind of disturbing. I mean, it’s great if you really love My Little Pony. But just think about it: why do you have just the head of a pony on your wall? Did someone kill the poor thing? Oh, the strange things you […]

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The art of body politics: a new series by Matthew Stone

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Sometimes art is most moving when it challenges us to reevaluate our identity. London artist Matthew Stone’s latest show at Subliminal Projects in LA does just that by taking viewers on a guided tour through the minefield of body politics. Through sly juxtapositions and heartfelt portraiture, Stone is able to destabilize some of the most […]

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This is not Photoshopped: surprise shadow art by Larry Kagan

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 10 May 2013

For the most part, no one gets surprised by shadow art anymore because it’s usually pretty straightforward. You see the different parts of whatever the shadow represents in the pieces used to cast the shadow. There’ll be a leg shaped object, an arm object, torso, and head object, and then voila, a human body shadow. […]

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