All Blog Posts Tagged 'Art' (430)

Three-Dimensional Aerial Shots of Airports

German artist Hubert Branz has created a dizzying series of works entitled X-planation. By taking aerial shots of airports that he collects through the use of the Internet, Branz digitally stitches these images together, creating a maze of paths. However, he adds yet another step to the process by mixing the perspectives of the shots. This adds a three-dimensional layer…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Moss Mural Created Using Pressure Washer

Belgian artist Strook (a.k.a. Stefaan De Croock) has created a very interesting mural right outside the STUK art center in Leuven, Belgium. This wall, which was covered in moss, was given a modern makeover by Strook who took a pressure washer and made a relief mural out of it. By blasting away slowly and carefully at the wall, little by little an artwork came into being. What's most impressive is…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Explosive Big Bang Theory Installation

Beijing sculptor Zhan Wang just finished up a very impressive installation for the UCAA exhibition hall. Titled My Personal Universe, the piece plunges the viewer in the middle of a giant explosion! It's meant to represent the Big Bang theory, that the universe started from a…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 19, 2011 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Strikingly Colorful Reflective Rocks

Sculptor Jim Hodges recently debuted his exhibit We are Poems at the Gladstone Gallery in New York City. In this installation, he gathered four large boulders and then removed some of the rocks' original surfaces, replacing the areas with polished, vibrantly colored stainless steel. The four sculptures are then arranged in a rough circular pattern to allow…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Making of the Massive Art Nouveau-Inspired Mural

We received a wonderful email yesterday from the art collective A'Shop, the creative team that made that massive art nouveau-inspired mural in Montreal. They wanted to tell us about a video they recently completed which shows the mural coming together over a 16 day period. If you haven't already, make sure to check out the related post to see the incredible…


Added by alice on December 16, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Flammable Matchstick Art

Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine is using the interesting medium of matchsticks to add depth to some of her newest pieces. We here at My Modern Met have seen some impressive matchstick art before, but Fontaine's pieces are different in that they make…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 15, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

2011 Lego Year in Review

Occupy Wall St.

From the Occupy movement, the royal wedding, riots, and protests, this year has been filled with its fair share of incredible events. So much has happened, in fact, that The London Guardian asked the Flickr community to help document some of the highlights of 2011 with those iconic plastic bricks or legos. Now come…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 15, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Lord of the Simpsons

Artist Mary Johan Juver has created quite the imaginative collection of mash-ups portraying everyone's favorite cartoon family as the characters from J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of The Rings series. This set is hilarious and the idea of seeing Homer Simpson portraying Aragorn is something I'm surprised the show hasn't thought up, as far as I'm aware. Of all the characters shown here, however, I…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 14, 2011 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

Hyper-Realistic Edible Brains


Milan-based artist Sara Asnaghi has created a playful and fun new series of sculptures called What Have you Got in Your Head?. The collection is made up of nine different brain sculptures, each measuring 6.69 in x 4.72 in (or 17 cm x 12 cm). What is most interesting about these works is the materials used to render each… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Ink and Water Color Explosion

U.K. photographer Mark Mawson has added another impressive group of photographs to his already amazing portfolio. Entitled Aqueous Fluoreau, the series is an extension of a previous group of work similarly titled called Aqueous. Using ink and water, Mawson uses a secret technique to take these remarkable photographs that he is not sharing. Whatever his process…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 12, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Hip Hop Meets Fine Art

The world of hip hop and fine art collide tonight as artist Justin BUA and DMC (of Run DMC) host a panel discussion to talk about BUA's new book, "The Legends of Hip Hop." Taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7pm, the event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. After the discussion, DMC will even…


Added by alice on December 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Metal Flower Opens and Closes Depending on Temperature

The newest installation in Los Angeles' Materials and Applications courtyard is quite the sight. It's a collaborative project between architects Doris Sung and Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter as well as structural engineer Matthew Melnyk. Bloom is a 20-ft tall metal flower that opens and closes with the…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 10, 2011 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Controversial Shoe Christ

Created by Czech artist Petr Motycka, the appropriately titled Shoe Christ, has another name. Compulsion to Refuse Something that Has Been Used is the sculpture's other title and says more about what this piece is meant to represent. The 19-ft tall crucifix weighs 1,100 lbs, and is made up of 1,444 used shoes! Nearly every shoe is unpaired, and the reason…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 8, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Pop-Culture Characters Made from Scrap Metal

Love steampunk? Can't get enough of pop culture art? Kreatworks, a steampunk and metal arts shop, has creates an amazing array of sculptures made entirely out of recycled metal, auto parts, and other scrapped machines. Each of the highly detailed works is created by Mr. Sudjai, a Thai sculpture artist, and his skillful team. Pieces vary in heigh from 20 in. to 9 ft., and depict a multitude of different figures including Wall-E, Hellboy, and Captain Jack Sparrow,…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 7, 2011 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Elegant Driftwood Horse Sculptures

Artist Heather Jansch creates amazing life-sized sculptures of a number of wildlife creatures. However, her main focus and most impressive works to date feature horses. Jansch is a self-professed horse lover. One day, out of the blue, she felt as if she was called upon to make a specific type of art - driftwood sculptures of animals.

She is constantly collecting…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 7, 2011 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

Powerful Three-Dimensional Glass Portraits


Miami-based artist NFN Kaylan is back with a few new creations to add to his ongoing series of work, entitled Nature of the Beast. An incredible process is undertaken to produce each of these 200 lb sculptures.…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mind-Boggling 3 Million Dot Portrait


First sketching out a rough form of his father, artist Miguel Endara created a phenomenal portrait by filling in the drawing with an astounding 3.2 million ink dots! It took Endara over 210 hours, which equates to nearly nine full of straight stippling. Check out his incredible video below to see the whole process…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Room Covered with Facebook Profile Pics

Joern Roeder and Jonathan Pirnay, students at the University of Visual Arts and Design Kassel, Germany, have created an installation that reflects where our modern society has come in this digital age. In the style of Erik Kessel's "Photography in Abundance," the team…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Art of Meticulous Disassembly

Artist Todd McLellan has more patience than all of us combined. Meticulously taking apart classic objects such as a typewriter or flip clock, he breaks them down piece by piece and separates them into groups. After he places all the pieces onto a white background with all the parts laid out together, he produces exquisitely detailed images that display the inner mechanics behind the…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 4, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredibly Creative Industrial Environments

"The Automobile Factory"

Artist David Trautrimas' works may look deceivingly simplistic, but upon closer inspection the amount of detail that is in these pieces is astounding. The series entitled Industrial Parkland depicts factories created from the very objects they are supposedly making. For example, a power drill factory is…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 29, 2011 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

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