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Melbourne Art Diary is an ongoing project of artist Nani Puspasari,
photographing art, design and illustration exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia.

October 18, 2014 at 6:47am
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We have previously featured impressive drawings that transformed Starbucks’ logo into pop culture characters, but these illustrations by Korean artist Soo Min Kim are even more elaborate and creative. Besides transforming the logo into Marvel superheroes, he also imagines the iconic mermaid as a human in everyday scenes of life, like taking the crowded subway, putting on a facial mask, and working as an air stewardess. Head over to his Facebook page for more Starbucks cup doodles. via designtaxi

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October 6, 2014 at 8:05am
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JR - Ballerina in Le Havre

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JR (b.1983, France) - Rooftop Dancers in Paris

JR began his career as a teenage graffiti artist who was by his own admission not interested in changing the world, but in making his mark on public space and society. His graffiti often targeted precarious places like rooftops and subway trains, and he enjoyed the adventure of going to and painting in these spaces. After finding a camera in the Paris Metro, JR and his friends began to document the act of his graffiti painting. At 17, he began applying photocopies of these photographs to outdoor walls. JR calls himself an “urban artivist”, he creates pervasive art that he puts up on the buildings in the Paris area projects, on the walls of the Middle East, on the broken bridges of Africa or in the favelas of Brazil. During the pasting phase, community members take part in the artistic process. In Brazil, for example, children became artists for a week. In these artistic acts, no scene separates the actors from the spectators. After having exhibited in the cities from which JR’s subjects came, the photos traveled from New York to Berlin, Amsterdam to Paris. As JR remains anonymous and does not frame his huge portraits, he leaves a space for an encounter between a subject/protagonist and a passerby/interpreter, and this is the essence of his work.

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July 24, 2014 at 7:10am
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by Nicholas Buer, via Boing Boing.

February 1, 2014 at 8:48pm
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Dutch physicist-artist Arie van’t Riet takes us on an in depth – very much the understatement – look at the beauty of nature, both inside and out. An expert on radiation physics, Van’t Riet first attempted X-ray paintings when a colleague asked him to shoot a painting. When that worked out fine, that led him to X-raying more subjects, like plants and animals. He’s continued shooting different subjects in X-ray, then digitizing and colouring the black & white images in Photoshop. The final product, he fondly calls, ‘Bioramas’. (via lostateminor)

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June 14, 2013 at 1:27am
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Audrey kawasaki’s new work

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May 10, 2013 at 10:10pm
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A trained painter, Cayce Zavaglia creates portraits from wool thread using an embroidery method she developed to mimic the effect of drawing and painting. Her realistic portraits nod to the mechanized precision of photography but also pay homage to handmade crafts with their tactile qualities. Because of her unique embroidery method, Zavaglia’s portraits can be viewed as distinct artworks from either side. The clean portraits on the front sides appear fractured and abstracted from the back. Each piece takes about eight weeks to complete, and Zavaglia says that the backs of the portraits have inspired a forthcoming series of gouache paintings. (via hifructose)

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March 1, 2013 at 9:43am
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February 2013, BYOB Melbourne 2013, RMIT Design Hub.

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February 26, 2013 at 9:40pm
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February 2013, Solo Exhibition Andrzej Nowicki - Bifrost, Melbourne.

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Ron Mueck working on some new pieces for his upcoming show in Paris (via designboom)

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January 4, 2013 at 7:58pm
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Herero Tribe series by fine art photographer Jim Naughten shot in Namibia. Capturing dramatic portraits in the intensity of the Namibian landscape, the magnificent costume and characters of the tribe are all revealed in this amazing book called Conflict and Costume: The Herero Tribe of Namibia available at Amazon.com ($32) (via trendland).

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January 2, 2013 at 7:47pm
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Swedish artist Ulrika Kestere practices photography, wood carving and illustration. She executes her work in each medium with a distinct style and flavor, but her multi-disciplinary approach is informed by fantastical narratives that connect her work. Her photography is marked by unconventional storylines that play on fairytale themes. For her series, “7 Horses,” Kestere imagines the story of a girl who must recover her seven invisible horses that have been blown away by the wind. Take a look at the photo series below (via hifroctose).

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December 12, 2012 at 6:49am
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Tattoo Artist. Nazareno Tubaro

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December 11, 2012 at 8:29pm
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December 2012, The Cool House by The Cool Hunter, Melbourne

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Amazing works by Tomoko Konoike - Tokyo, Japan.

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