Over the weekend, street artist Banksy made his way back to the MOCA to refresh his portion of the Arts in the Streets exhibit. (Alice and Eugene recently covered the opening.) The new installations consist of a pair of golfers dressed fashionably in… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 5, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Beware of Those Hands
One of the toughest decisions one can make in their lives is to leave their steady job and follow their dreams. For Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Yau Hoong Tang that hard decision came after a wonderful surprise. After graduating with an engineering degree, Tang could have easily pursued a more stable path. Design was just a hobby to him until, one day, he won… Continue
Sergey Ryzhov invites us to join him on a surreal adventure through his magnificent digital paintings! The Moscow, Russia-based artist uses selective coloring to really enhance his pieces, creating a stark contrast between his subject and background. What an incredible imagination. …
Considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the recent Fukushima nuclear accident), the Chernobyl disaster is one of the greatest catastrophes we've experienced in modern times. While most of us could never fully understand its impact, one photographer made it his mission to show… Continue
You know those moments when you come across something so simple yet so well done that it really makes you appreciate the time and effort involved? It's not only well-executed, with the right model, styling or lighting, it just feels like a cohesive set? If not, then check out this series called Tronized Beauty by Paris, France-based photographer Ludovic Taillandier.
Dulcidio Caldeira of ParanoidBR is a man who knows how to think creatively! For MTV Brazil, Caldeira created the flip book effect using not paper but balloons! He filmed a continuous row of them, that were drawn on with crazy cartoons, as they were… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 4, 2011 at 1:00pm —
New York City-based photographer Erin Mulvehill has a fascination with the ideas of mind, body, and time. Her series Underwater is an embodiment of such, dealing with the belief that art and life should be integrated. “My work aims to explore the human connections and subtle nuances that whisper into the ear of our every day,” Mulvehill explains. How intriguing and… Continue
German street art duo Hera and Akut, also known as Herakut, just completed their journey in Los Angeles by putting up a new mural directly across the street from Manual Arts High School. Aspiring art teacher Mark Ayala organized the piece, which turned out beautifully. The previous week, they put up another wonderful mural in LA (see… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 4, 2011 at 12:30pm —
If you ever thought you needed to spend a lot of money buying art supplies, then check out these modern-day mosaics by Sandhi Schimmel Gold. Schimmel takes any paper waste he can find (junk mail, calendars, postcards, photos, old greeting cards, etc) and then assembles its pieces to create a portrait. "Absolutely no technology, programs or dies are used to create my art," he says. "It is hand-painted,… Continue
Mark Boyle first started painting when he was just 11 years old. His parents had him tutored by some local artists who gave him a solid head start. "A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen." he says. "In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges." As an artist, he'd later face challenges along the way, particularly… Continue
Adam Taylor is an award-winning photographer who's just as comfortable shooting beautiful landscapes as he is creating incredibly interesting portraits. (We recently featured Taylor's work in Contemplative Landscapes.)
In this set, called New Frontiers, Taylor portrays today's innovators… Continue
Just when you thought you had seen the sleekest house (like the one featured in Eugene's post about the Santa Barbara pavilion), here comes an amazing one perched on top of Hollywood Hills. It's truly a design to kill for...
The 4,000 square foot house, which boasts both city and ocean views, sits on… Continue
Phan Thu Trang is an emerging artist who beautifully paints the breathtaking landscapes of Vietnam. Her works are rich in color and full of life. They portray the beauty of a country that is often overlooked.
The innovative minds of Fantastic Design Works Co. have given a Tokyo restaurant a magical makeover! The classic story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland provides the whimsical theme for this 2,000 square foot restaurant. When entering the building, visitors are wonderfully welcomed by over-sized vintage books, mirrored walls and polished checkered floors. While on… Continue
With spring in full bloom, fashion photography has taken to the great outdoors. Case in point, Asa Tallgard shoots gorgeous model Aleksandra Nilsen for the most recent issue of Elle Norway. Looking chic in bohemian clothing, Nilsen takes a rebellious walk on the wild side as she gracefully poses… Continue
UK-based student Sophie Ellis, also known as crashbangsqueak on Flickr, has undertaken a common challenge among rising photographers: the 365 day project. Like other talented photographers we've featured on theMET (see Alex Stoddard and… Continue
Following the arrest of Ai Weiwei, a person using the alias Cpak Ming projected a “flash stencil” of the disappeared Chinese artist onto the side of the People’s Liberation Army barracks in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Next to Ai's Weiwei's face were the words: "Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei?"
Cape Town-based professional photographer Andrew Brauteseth just recently released a short film called The Rose. Before you watch this enchanting video (below), read about how it all came together, in his words. It will give you some insight into the challenges modern-day photographers are currently facing.
"Photography and Motion Picture (films) have a close but tense… Continue
Added by alice on May 3, 2011 at 11:30am —
Last week, on behalf of My Modern Met, I was invited to the beautiful Mondrian LA hotel to check out a specially curated pop-up gallery by Artspace.com. What separates Artspace.com from all the other online art shops out there is that they collaborate with top museums… Continue
New York-based fashion photographer Remi Rebillard just sent us his latest spread called Fragmentary Girl. Rebillard is a master at using colors and light to tell a story and, in this case, he also shares with us the very personal reason why there's a darker feeling to this set.
"It's an idea of depression," Rebillard tells us. "The fragmentary girl was Sylvia Plath in the 1950's who… Continue