Ready for an exciting giveaway? We here at My Modern Met have partnered up with the photography loving site Photojojo to give one lucky winner two fun prizes!
As many of you know, we recently launched our very own online art store called My Modern Shop. It's a place…Continue
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With their backs to the camera, young schoolgirls sit and gaze out into their future in this series by photographer Weng Fen. Sitting on the Wall features faceless feminine youth who are intrigued by the city skylines of places like Hai-kou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. As the urban landscape finds itself in a continual state of change and expansion, so do these young girls…Continue
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It brings us great pleasure to announce that we're now selling photographer Jaider Lozano's beautifully artistic surf photography in our store, My Modern Shop! Though it's hard to believe, it's been over two years since…
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Artist Sandrine Stahl's installation titled Temple Élévateur d'âmes, roughly translated as Temple of Lifted Souls, presents an interpretive look at spirituality. The artist makes use of simple shapes and forms to display her message. Using fishing line to suspend white spheres, the visual artist offers an artistic representation of the soul's ascension…Continue
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Barcelona-based photographer Clement Celma captures magnificent perspectives of Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, a Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. The views from below, looking up at the meticulously detailed architecture, whose construction began over a century ago, is a breathtaking display…Continue
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Artist Ed Fairburn has recently come out with new works that live somewhere between sculptures and drawings. He's still using traditional ink to draw on maps but now he's cutting and layering maps to create incredibly intriguing works. For the piece above,…Continue
London-based artist Cecily Vessey's playful collection of illustrations and prints feature city-themed skylines and landmarks from places including New York, Paris, and London. Regardless of which city you prefer, these Decorative Skyline Sticky Tape designs are a fun way to wrap packages, seal envelopes, and decorate all kinds…
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Chef and restauranteur-turned-artist Justin Gaffrey blurs the boundaries between paintings and sculptures with his eye-catching landscapes and floral creations. The Walton County, Florida-based visual artist aptly describes his method of art as "sculpting with paint." Working primarily with palette knives and a countless assortment of acrylic paints, Gaffrey manages to produce beautifully…
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Italian artist Willy Verginer creates distinctly detailed wooden sculptures that are dipped into bright paints. Each piece is carved from a single piece of wood, and features young and old, male and female, and even animals. The final results are a strange mix of natural wood, stripes of bold colors and patterns, and detailed human figures that are incredibly lifelike.
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Born in Argentina, visual artist Gerardo Feldstein builds sculptures featuring wacky human figures with disproportionately large hands or feet. Made out of wire and wood, the pieces portray strangely intriguing moments when perspective is distorted.
Through his work, Feldstein challenges his viewers to make sense of what we see. The tiny headed figures with exaggerated features do all…Continue
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Information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg recreates faces of people by extracting genetic information from found objects in the street for her experimental project titled Stranger Visions. Using saliva traced from a piece of gum on the floor or a discarded cigarette butt, not to mention loose hairs that can wind up just about anywhere, the artist and a team of biologists…
After Sara Grundy's clever hat called "Construction Overhead," which featured miniature men making a Victorian top hat, spread throughout the web, she was inspired to create a whole series. This new one, called "Nesting Instinct," shows a straw hat constructed by some very lively…
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Imgur user samuelorsaumell has developed a series of photo manipulations under the apt title Celebrity Photoshop Bobbleheads that features some of today's most prominent stars as disproportionate people with abnormally giant heads. Like a set of wobbly-headed figurines that furnish many desks, these…
The real life models is a project by 19-year-old photographer Flóra Borsi that explores a world where abstract portraits are actually realistic depictions of people with distorted features. Her series takes the idea of painters using real life models as an anatomical reference for their portraits and asks, "What if these abstract models were real people?"
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According to this series of illustrations by artist Patrick Moberg, life would be much easier if we all took a few quick notes from the behavior of a dog. The artist says, "My family never had a dog when I was younger, so I don't know a whole lot about them, but recently there's been a couple running around the office I work out of. Here's a couple things I've picked up…
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Wooden is a series by Germany-based graphic designer Antoni Tudisco. Just 21 years old, Tudisco is a talented young artist who says, "I [have been] a fan of extraordinary things ever since I was a child." Since receiving his diploma at age 18, Tudisco has been sought after by brand name companies including Reebok Woman, Coca-Cola, and MTV Philippines.
In this digital art project,…Continue
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Today, after seeing Etsy's Facebook post about the hilariously awesome sloth ring, pictured above and created by Curious Burrow, it reminded me of a trend that seems to be popping up everywhere. Animal wrapped…
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A recent project commissioned by the UK's history TV channel Yesterday has artists transforming historical portraits into modern day interpretations. The series is meant to celebrate the station's new series, The Secret Life Of…, which is described as 14-part series that "lifts the lid on established and renowned superstars from…
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For one to truly appreciate this new installation by artist Michael Murphy, one must view it from a specific angle. Called Damage, the sculptural work consists of a sea of 1,200 ping pong balls, painted black, and then suspended from a ceiling. Opened just last Friday at the Association for Visual Arts, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Damage is meant as a way for us…