French artists Tony and Emmanuelle Lugand created these wood-like sculptures, entitled Holly Wood, by digitally generating them completely from computer designs. Using dark shadows, aged wood textures, and grumpy expressions, the artists have figured out ways to make Mario, Sonic, and Mickey Mouse look dark and evil alongside Darth Vader and the mask from…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Starting June 28 and continuing to August 17, come to ClampArt gallery in New York to see a fantastic new show called Into the Woods. The group exhibition brings together artworks that range from the mysterious to the sublime. From Adam Ekberg's magical photo of a disco ball on a snowy mountain to David Nadel's stunning presentation of a burned forest, you'll…Continue
Added by alice on June 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
These cute, up-close dog portraits make me so happy! Minneapolis-based photographer Barbara O'Brien provides pet, animal, and rural lifestyle photographs to advertising agencies, magazines, and book publishing companies. In her series called Dog Face, the artist has brilliantly captured the individual character of all types of dogs by narrowing in on each canine's…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Figures come alive and jump off the pages in these illustrations by Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki. By displaying simple pads of paper at special vantage points, the artist's amazing charcoal and pencil drawings form playful 3D optical illusions. The 21-year-old artist has quite a knack for perspective and each new drawing is more surprising than the next.
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 25, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Symbolizing power and strength, the mythical dragon holds a sacred place in the hearts of the Chinese. To honor this ancient tradition, Bulgarian architecture firm Sonik Module conceptualized this spectacular 60-story-high structure that loops over a manmade river and new park in Shanghai.
With various intersections to enter the building, visitors could travel there using a series of…Continue
Added by Eugene on June 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Given the recent heat wave that has hit New York City, artist Philip Barlow's blurry renditions of a crowded city really resonate with me. The South Africa-based painter's series simply titled The City depicts a photorealistic interpretation of a busy, out-of-focus urban setting that seems to reflect the glow of a vibrant sun beating down on the pavements. Barlow captures the soft focus…
Added by Pinar on June 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
London-based photographer Edward Horsford has mastered the technique of timing in these photographs that feature split-second water balloon explosions. He's well-known for this exciting series, saying, "I started these as a way to challenge myself technically and creatively." He's had great success with this self-initiated challenge!
Horsford's goal in…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Canadian artist Michelle Forsyth creates work that relates to memory, loss, and experiences of grief. Her ongoing project, Ostinatos, is a series that documents sites of disaster areas years after the event has occurred. In honor of the people who suffered during the tragedies, Forsyth…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Finnish artistic duo Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen have constructed a structure titled Wave of Matter with an incredibly simple concept that involves thousands of tiny metallic spheres placed on a tilting table top. The installation's sloping mechanism causes the silvery orbs to shift and glide from one end to the next. Its hypnotic movement from one end of the…
Added by Pinar on June 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Like a beautifully wrapped present, this stunning self-portrait by 21-year-old Olga Valeska got dropped into our inbox today. Where does the dress end and the water begin? The France-based, self-taught fine art photographer amazes us with her skills, not just for taking pictures but for creating them.
"Early on, as a child, I found shelter in my imagination," she writes. "I…Continue
Added by alice on June 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Just how wonderful would it be to come across one of these installations by Brazilian artist André Feliciano? The artist creates whimsical artworks that look like normal gardens from afar. Look a little closer, however, and you'll discover that you're not looking at regular flowers but "camera flowers" that are in full bloom!
You can see one of his…Continue
Though artwork created in Photoshop or Illustrator can be nothing short of extraordinary, sometimes it's more impressive to see pieces created by more traditional means. Brooklyn-based artist Robert Longo made these incredible drawings of massive, thundering waves using just charcoal (on mounted paper). Called…Continue
Elif Jale Yesilirmak, Wrestling, 3,000 Calories A Day
With about a month left until the London Olympics officially begin on July 27, 2012, athletes worldwide continue to train hard and push their bodies to the limits. In order to gain the energy and strength needed for the rigorous…
Added by Pinar on June 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The last time we wrote about Kirsty Mitchell, she was giving us a rare, behind-the-scenes look at her ongoing series Wonderland. When asked what we could expect from her next she said, "Goodies, baddies, no color, lots of color, props that get bigger and…Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Artist Tommy Gun and his team of workers took 3 months to create this 36-ton Stonehenge replica made out of cars called Citihenge, though it is also referred to as Skodahenge. The Czech car company Skoda commissioned the life-size installation that sits on London's South Bank near the Tower Bridge, welcoming…
Added by Pinar on June 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Here at My Modern Met, we feature many works by contemporary artists, but once in awhile we get stopped in our tracks by a timeless piece that was completed decades ago. This sculpture, titled L'altra figura (The Other Figure) was created by Italian artist Guilio Paolini in 1984. It features two Roman busts raised on plinths, with two mirrored heads looking at the floor as is something…Continue
Added by Eugene on June 22, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you were at this year's Luminale, an architecture and design festival held in Frankfurt, Germany, you may have witnessed, first-hand, some of the most beautiful lighting fixtures we've ever seen. Studio Drift's exhibition was the first time they showed three major lighting concepts together - Flylight, Shylight and Fragile Future. You'll have to watch the video, below, to really…
Added by alice on June 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Recently, we saw this fashion photo shoot involving experimental photography with a model and a scanner. The results of that creative process were stunning, so I was excited to come across photographer Whitney Justesen, who also skillfully operates a…
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Artist Simon Monk just tipped us off to his fresh new paintings. Adding to his already popular series, Secret Identity, Monk paints the dynamic duo Batman and Robin (otherwise known as Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake) as trapped toys. Check out…
Added by alice on June 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments