Some of the most horrific and evil villains in films were brought to us within the last thirty-or-so years, including Jason and Freddy Krueger. Italy-based photographer Federico Chiesa sought to capture some of these infamous characters from the 80's in their everyday lives, if they were alive today. With the help of makeup artist and stylist Carolina Trotta, the comical series…Continue
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Best known for his stencil and spray paint work, artist Kris Trappeniers has undertaken a new art project involving an artist's most basic materials — ink and paper. The Belgium-based artist's series of illustrations, known as Analog haftones, feature contemporary portraits of ordinary…
Earlier this month, we were awestruck by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto's incredibly detailed salt maze floor installations and continue to be mesmerized by the art he creates with his medium of choice. As Alice first explained, "Salt has a special place in the death rituals of Japan, and…Continue
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It's been an extremely eventful start of 2012 for My Modern Met and I'm happy to report that we've continued to expand our team! In an effort to keep growing, giving our viewers the richest experience possible, we're hiring again! We're looking for web-savvy interns who have a knack for writing and a passion for sharing creative ideas to join us.
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These illustrations by Columbian artist Cesar Del Valle are incredibly realistic. His finely illustrated characters appear to interact with the materials and actual space around them. Figures lean against walls, balance on strings, or crush paper above their heads. Some of his figures dangle on the edge of a paper hole. Cesar Del Valle’s attention to detail and perspective is so…
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Recently, artist Todd Schorr celebrated the opening of his show Neverlasting Miracles at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, California. A leader of the pop surrealism art movement, Schorr combines a love for recent pop culture, cartoons, and movies with the classic technical perfection of Renaissance masters. His narratives are, “often biting yet humorous in…
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What the heck is going on here!? That is exactly what you might ask when you take a look at these crazy scenes gone awry by photographer Kevin Corrado. Based in Connecticut, Corrado creates these wacky images that make no sense but have an interesting and fragmented narrative. Corrado views the world in unusual ways and presents that perspective to his viewers. He says, “We are all…
Have you ever felt like you lived in a dump and wished all the trash was miraculously swept away? Beijing-based artist Wang Zhiyuan helps us visualize what a whirlwind of trash, ascending into the air would look like in his piece entitled Thrown to the Wind. While it seems like a novel idea for trash to disappear into the skies, the reality is that we are all living…Continue
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Artist Scott Hazard's Photo Constructs series uses an interesting method to draw in the viewer. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based landscape artist carves into multiple photos that are layered atop one another, producing a three-dimensional perspective into a transcendent passageway. He uses this technique, creating a topographical rendering, in place of clouds, chimney…Continue
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Melbourne-based art director Sonia Rentsch has an eye for prop styling, as displayed in her spirited tableware series entitled Dinner Etiquette. Rentsch, with the help of photographer Scott Newett, adds life and personality to inanimate objects. Each of the still-life stylist's creations feature plates and…Continue
Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura started out his career in architecture before turning his visual talents and passion toward fashion photography. In his recent project for Vogue Japan’s April issue, Sgura teamed up with stylist Anna Dello Russo to create “The Girl Who Rocks the Planet.” In each photograph from this series, Brazilian model Aline Weber dons…Continue
This sea of lights reminds me of the electric light parade in Disney World, but bigger! The Imagination Light Garden was one of the main highlights at the International Horticultural Exposition, also known as the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Fair, in the provincial town of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This year the annual celebration, first celebrated in 2006, commemorated three important royal…
Next week will mark the 100th anniversary of the sunken tragedy that is the Titanic. To coincide with the historic event, National Geographic Magazine is unveiling, in their April 2012 edition, new photographs that provide a greater understanding of what happened on that fateful day, April 15, 1912.
Unlike previous blurred and dark images of sections of the ship, the latest photographs are absolutely clear and reveal the full extent of the wreckage. The…Continue
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This luxurious yacht design by Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli is stunning! The curves and elegance of the ship make it classy and breathtaking. Cronos Yacht features detailed woodwork, spacious seating areas, modern furniture, and lots of natural lighting. All of the smooth lines and textures of the body almost make it look like an animal that belongs in the sea.
The bamboo yacht also has many…Continue
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Wind is an invisible element. By creating a wind-driven kinetic facade on the the blank wall of the Randal Museum in San Francisco, Charles Sowers Studios sought to give it shape and form.
Windswept is a scientific observational instrument that consists of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows. Each arrow acts as a discrete data point, visually revealing the…Continue
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Randy Noborikawa's paintings will surely make you do a double take. If you view them from the center, you will see the overlap of two images, but from one side or the other, they appear to be separate images.
His image choices specifically work together to portray a message through their relationship. Noborikawa says that the lenticular paintings "create a wonderful abstraction that…Continue
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Can you believe Judith Braun used her bare hands to finger-paint this spectacular landscape painting? The artist used her signature style of finger-painting for the latest addition to her Fingerings series. Employing her method, which basically involves covering her fingers in grounded…
Artist Andy Diaz Hope uses UV treatments on gelatin pill capsules to create his astounding pill mosaics. The diligent industrial designer begins the meticulous process by first digitally photographing locations and people and then inserting the imprints into the pills, piece by piece. Andy was kind enough to give us exclusive insight into his process: "The images are photographs…Continue
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German photographer Robert Schlaug transforms his everyday landscape photography into something particularly intriguing. In this series entitled Limited Area, he breaks the viewer’s standard expectations of a landscape by provoking a second and more thoughtful evaluation of each scene. Through digital manipulation, Schlaug creates unnatural divides by dragging streaks of…Continue
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Arizona-based artist Jeff Ivanhoe is the master of this catch phrase. He finds soda and beer cans from friends, family, recyclers, and stores and reuses them by turning them into these incredibly inspiring mosaics. His background in art, advertising, and art direction, combined with his wife’s talents as a designer and art director led them to the discovery of…Continue