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Hirotoshi Ito creates mind-bending stone sculptures

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We’ll be the first to admit that we may have overlooked the creative potential of the humble rock. Apart from occasionally blaming them as the culprit for a stubbed toe, they’ve always seemed too cold, hard and lifeless to merit further thought. Turns out – we were wrong. Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito’s mind-bending sculptures transform…

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German artist Martin Klimas captures striking images of dancing paint

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What does music look like? That’s the question German artist Martin Klimas has set out to answer through his stunning series of photographs. Or perhaps it’s the question “can you make paint dance?” – Either way, we love this vibrant collection of images that manage to capture paint splattering to the rhythm of music. To…

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Hidden portrait discovered underneath Picasso masterpiece

A hidden portrait has been discovered beneath the brushstrokes of Picasso’s masterpiece The Blue Room. Scientists and art experts working together with infrared imagery were able to detect a painted image of a bow-tie wearing man resting his bearded face on his hand underneath the visible image of a woman bathing in Picasso’s studio. The…

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Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for $32 million at Art Basel

Self-Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986)– an image of Andy Warhol taken by Andy himself a year before his death – has sold for over $32 million at the V.I.P preview of Art Basel in Switzerland. Art Basel is the world’s largest international modern and contemporary art fair, attracting around 80,000 visitors to the Swiss city each year,…

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Australia’s largest ‘yarn bombing’ sees yellow submarine brought to life

Australia is now home to a ‘yellow submarine’ – a life-sized, yarn-covered submarine at that. The small country town of Holbrook, near the New South Wales/Victoria border, has become home to what is believed to be the largest ever ‘yarn bombing’ to have taken place in Australia. The submarine in question is the HMAS Otway,…

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Artist transforms river debris into eerily beautiful installations in Houston, Texas

Texas based artist Jeremy Underwood’s eerily beautiful series Human Debris focuses on installations made from debris harvested on the beaches of Houston’s waterways. Materials such as used bottles, wood and plastic were collected and formed into site specific installations, which were then left at the sites to be discovered by others. These ethereal and striking forms…

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Daniel Boyd awarded the prestigious $80,000 Bulgari Art Award

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31 year old artist Daniel Boyd has become the first indigenous man to win the prestigious Bulgari Art Award. Boyd was awarded the $80,000 prize – which includes a $50,000 painting acquisition and a residency in Italy valued at $30,000- and is considered one of the most valued Australian art awards. His prize-winning work Untitled…

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Korean artist Jee Young Lee creates whimsical dreamscapes – all without Photoshop.

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The work of young South Korean artist Jee Young Lee is concrete proof that bigger isn’t necessarily better. Using a tiny studio space of just 3x6m, the recent graduate of Seoul’s Hongik University has managed to create a series of whimsical and elaborate self-portraits entitled State of Mind, all without the use of Photoshop. Lee…

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Our picks of Sydney Festival 2014

January is here and it’s our favourite time of year. New Year’s resolutions still seem achievable, there’s an abundance of balmy summer nights and – of course – Sydney Festival is upon us..  With a line-up that includes spectacular performances, critically acclaimed artists, touching theatre productions, film, magic, family fun and more – there’s something…

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The American dream comes to Australian shores in ‘America: Painting a nation’

The land of the free has brought us many things – McDonald’s, Disneyland, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Country music – the list goes on. Theme parks and music genres aside, the United States of America has also given the world some of the most prolific artists in recent history – Pollock, Whistler and Warhol are…

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Our favourite art-inspired Halloween costumes

It’s that time of year again – the cheesy pumpkin decorations are out and tonight the streets are set to be flooded with a mix of zombies, superheros and scantily dressed bunnies. If you prefer your Halloween costumes a little more ‘outside the box’, you’ll be a fan of the brilliant art history inspired costumes…

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IDEA TO EXECUTION: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO finalist, Tanya Lee

Tanya is the next creative in our series of last year’s Create STUDIO finalists. Her simple but powerful concept translated really beautifully to television. Find out more about it and her here… How did you come across the ‘Create STUDIO’ competition? I am a member of the Loop and found it on there. How did…

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IDEA TO EXECUTION: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO finalist, Dane Scotcher

Dane is the second creative in our series of finalists who produced a television commercial with STUDIO channel as part of the CREATE STUDIO Competition last year. Here he gives us some insights into how he brought their logo to life. How did you come across the ‘Create STUDIO’ competition? I was using a street…

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IDEA TO EXECUTION: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO finalist Matt White

After an overwhelming response last year, STUDIO in partnership with The Loop are on the hunt again for Australia’s brightest creative sparks – the talented artists, the creatives and the big-thinkers – to dream up new 30 second brand spots for our channel. You can find more details on the CREATE STUDIO Competition here. To…

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