Tibi Tibi Neuspiel certainly turns ‘playing with your food’ into a collection of powerful statements. The artist, who works with all types of media ranging from sculpture to performance art, is best known for his humorous wax sculptures. According to his bio, “Neuspiel references both tangible understandings of the natural world, and elements culled from popular culture chosen for, or…
Nowadays, there are endless alternatives to quenching that artistic thirst that lies deep within many of us. With countless apps and games right in the palm of our hands, it's far more convenient to spark artistic inspiration all while having fun. In our next…
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Mushroom Cloud is a literal interpretation of a mushroom cloud filled with deep metaphors by British conceptual artist Chris Drury. The hanging sculptural installation is site-specific and can contain anywhere from 6,000 to 18,000 dried slices of fungi, covered in a layer of acrylic, mimicking its own form which is consequently also the shape of a nuclear explosion.
If you've been following us here at My Modern Met, you already know about South Korean artist Do Ho Suh. He's the talented artist behind some pretty incredibe installations including one of our favorites called…
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Who says you need a camera to capture a remarkable image? Portland-based designer Jim Kazanjian sifts through thousands of found photographs and digitally pieces approximately 30 of them together to produce his impeccably manipulated surreal landscapes, without ever physically operating a camera himself. Taking cues from the fictional works of iconic science fiction author H.P.…
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Born in L.A. and now based in New York, artist Tom Fruin created a recent installation that adds a little sparkle to the already dazzling Brooklyn skyline. His monumental sculpture, Watertower, is built out of salvaged plexiglass and steel, and is mounted high upon a water tower platform located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The mosaic design consists of about 1,000 scraps of plexiglass…Continue
We love a good outdoor installation especially when it's this colorful! Yesterday, June 5, Color Jam was unveiled. Chicago's largest-ever public installation, it's composed of over 76,000 square feet of colored vinyl that's covering various surfaces, like the roads, the crosswalks and buildings, at the intersection of State and Adams.
Multimedia artist Jessica Stockholder is…Continue
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Illustrator and painter Tim O’Brien is best known for his incredibly lifelike portraits that have been seen in publications including TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, National Geographic, Playboy, Penthouse, The New York Times, and many others.
He leads us in a different direction from his realistic portraits with this…Continue
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One has to wonder what world-renowned street artist Banksy thinks of his imposter, Hanksy. Does Banksy despise Hanksy for riding on his coattails or does he admire him for being clever and creative? Perhaps, we'll never know.
Either way, Hansky has been putting up a flurry of awesome new works over the last couple years. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit, some of these…Continue
It's one thing to stand in font of a projector to create shadow puppets, but it's an entirely different experience to block a text-based floor projection and see your typographic silhouette on an adjacent wall. Istanbul-based multidisciplinary creative studio NOTA BENE Visual has designed a mind-boggling audiovisual installation using an intricately executed video-mapping…Continue
Starting Saturday, June 9, come to the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City to see an exciting group show solely dedicated to the art of motion. Each of the artists that they've hand-picked show off their unique styles to demonstrate movement. From Sas Christian's bright pixelated paintings…Continue
Solar Floating Resort is a design concept for a comfortable and adventurous eco-conscious getaway at sea by Italy-based industrial designer Michele Puzzolante. The self-sustaining structure has a sleek and modern design, as these sorts…Continue
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Maps are all around us. They offer us guidance through city streets, subways stops, and across the globe. They feature incredible detail, vivid colors, and generally attractive designs to easily communicate geographic information. French artist Elisabeth Lecourt has taken the beauty and concept of a map one step further with Les Robes Géographiques.
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The Imperfections is a unique fashion piece designed by artist Sopi Su. The Taiwan-born and New York-based artist was inspired to create this piece after reading a book by the Japanese author Sei Shonagon. Shonagon wrote down her observations of life during the 11th century in The Pillow…
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Let your eyes wander across these silhouettes and get lost in the creative confusion of artist Daphna Naim’s series entitled Daydreams. The Israel-based graphic designer and illustrator takes the flattened black shape of a person’s silhouette and transforms it into a tiny narrative that runs along the base of each person’s form. The stories range from a tree growing…Continue
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Back in 2009, during Japan's biggest open-air art festival, called Echigo-Tsumari, artist Harumi Yukutake constructed a magical-looking house covered with thousands of round mirrors. After walking along a narrow path surrounded by grass on both sides, visitors would come upon this house that seemed to merge with its…
Creative agency Boys and Girls worked with Twisted Image to come up with a whimsical desk that would make their reception area stand out. Permanent hot air balloons, strong enough to carry the weight of the desk, were created with a new type of rubber composite to make air-tight balloons that would never degrade. Caltech was even called upon to supply a helium/hydrogen hybrid gas with…
In the photo-realistic series Anatomical Self-Dissections, artist Danny Quirk depicts several subjects performing dissections on their own bodies. The fine art illustrator takes a surreal approach to visualizing human anatomy by presenting portraitures in which the subjects tear and slice themselves open to unveil the inner workings of various sections of the human body,…