All Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (4,541)

Trippy Ceiling to Floor Installation Coming to Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York just released some sketches of an exciting new installation coming there on October 11. Brooklyn-based artist Nicola López's Landscape X will be a sculptural collage environment in the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda. López will utilize three levels of the rotunda using everything from… Continue

Added by alice on September 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Magnificent Coin Engraver

Andrew Gonzales, is a highly talented artist who admits to "not (having) any formal training in the engraving field but diligently studied the work of many skilled artists." For having no formal training, Gonzales yields beautifully engraved coins. His work incorporates not only coins but also rings, bracelets, guitar picks and more. After having to quit his day job due to medical reasons, he… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Planet of the Hanksy

The ever-elusive Banksy impersonator, Hanksy, makes his mark again in the Lower East Side. Instead of the Wilson cameo, this time the street artist remakes Banksy’s piece, below, using the same line: Laugh now, but one day we'll be in charge. Foreboding, even with Tom Hank's enlarged head.… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Artist Rudi Mantofani's Awesome Mutant Guitars

Here's something you don't see every day. Indonesia born and based artist Rudi Mantofani has created a set of mutant guitars that are entirely hand-crafted, as in not transformed from ready-made guitars. These unique pieces were shown in the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the…


Added by alice on September 27, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Captivating Mural on L.A.'s Streets

Artist Dave Kinsey just finished his newest mural right outside the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles, California. An intricate black and white scene, the mural is just the kick-off for his upcoming show at Joshua Linear Gallery with Kris Kuksi and Greg Lamarche, as part of the PULSE contemporary art fair in Los Angeles.…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 26, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Sitting on a Giant Red Dress

That's one big dress! Aamu Song designed REDDRESS, a towering red gown that fills in its performance space. It is an interactive installation designed to be worn by one performer within the bodice of the gargantuan garment. Each performer climbs a concealed staircase to fit into the body. The dress also allows the average spectator to sit within the 238 pockets of the dress surrounding the entertainer.… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Masterful Paper Cutouts

Paper cut masterpieces could only be created by artists with excellent skills and an unbelievable amount of patience. Hong Kong native Bovey Lee excels in these criteria, having earned her masters in Fine Arts from UC Berkeley. Completing her first cut paper work in 2005, Lee quickly fell in love with the style of art.

In an exclusive interview with… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Blank Butterfly Faces

Using colored pencils, Italian artist Marco Mazzoni creates surreal portraits of blank faces adorned with vibrant flowers and butterflies.

The works are a tribute to natural beauty as well as an exploration of identity. The exclusion of eyes replaced with whiteness hints at inner divinity, placing emphasis on flora and fauna. Marco states his work is inspired by “references to the Sardinian female-based societies of 15th century which conserved their culture through… Continue

Added by Marica on September 26, 2011 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Modern Celebrities Photoshopped into Old Russian Generals

UK artist Steve Payne has created an awesome set of celebrity portraits by photoshopping their heads, quite seamlessly, onto the bodies of old Russian generals. The original paintings, by English portraits artist George Dawe, show Russian generals who had successfully fought Napoleon in the… Continue

Added by alice on September 26, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Cute and Quirky Conceptual Photography

Failed opportunities

Finland-based photographer Jenni Holma has a gift for creating cute and quirky scenes. The 22-year-old photography student says that her "heart lies in conceptual photography" but that she's in awe by anything that makes her feel something.

"I see things through child filtered glasses which sometimes seems to be against me and on… Continue

Added by alice on September 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Inside Out

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani once again uses his medium of choice - tape - to create an optical illusion in Dehli, India. The piece, titled Inside Out, coincides with Nihalani's first exhibition in India, which opens today at Seven Art Limited gallery.…


Added by Eugene on September 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Creative Links of the Week #12

Hello and welcome to another edition of Creative Links of the Week! As always, we've rounded up some of the most creative posts from around the web that we hope will inspire you to pick up that art project or take up that hobby. We've also listed out some of the most visited posts on My Modern Met this week just in case you missed something. Have a great weekend, everyone! (P.S. Isn't that… Continue

Added by alice on September 23, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Real-Life Superhero Collages

Come a little closer. For the ten year anniversary of 9/11, London based artist Ben Turnbull created captivating collages comprised of fictional superheroes we can all recognize (if we look closely). They were made to commemorate real life heroes, the firemen and policemen that protect us every day.

There have been a wide array of 9/11 tributes in all mediums of art, but Turnbull's… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 23, 2011 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

Wartime Molotov Cocktail Art

Have you ever used a cocktail to paint a portrait? (Don't worry, neither have we.) With the help of his production crew and a book of archived photos and documents, Russian street artist Radya can proudly claim that he has. He's created giant portraits of six World War II USSR soldiers - Guard Major Fedor Spekhov, Colonel Formichev, Guard Sergeant I.D. Serebrjakov, Guard Lieutenant V.A. Markov,… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Breaking News Gets Cross Stitched

How amazingly awesome are these? For her Masters in Graphic Design thesis project at New England School of Art and Design, Emily Roose created these cross stitch scenes taking content from breaking news stories. Calling the set Slow Breaking News, each one took her 25 hours to make. Her aim? To juxtapose the fast nature of news with the slow nature of cross stitching. "I wanted to see how this transference of medium affects the message of these stories… Continue

Added by alice on September 23, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Isaac Cordal's Lost Cement Sculptures

Artist Isaac Cordal recently reached out to us to tell us about his latest installation. Called Follow the Leaders, the scenes took place in a semi-abandoned space in Milan, Italy. It's a "reflection about how our leaders take us to dead ends," he says. "This is a group of… Continue

Added by alice on September 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Motivational Anamorphic Tape

Is success defined by the grades you get in school? Dominic Randolph, the headmaster of the prestigious private school, Riverdale Country School, doesn't think so. According to him, too much attention is put on grades and not enough on character. "There was this idea in America that if you worked hard and you showed real grit, that you could be successful," says Randolph.

As an… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Masterful Digital Art Sculptures

Martinakis Adam creates masterful three-dimensional environments where buildings are made in the form of giant human beings. His powerful, surrealistic works resemble large scale metal sculptures. Since 2006, the Polish artist and interior designer has been teaching digital graphics at Athens College in Greece. …


Added by Eugene on September 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Dante's Beach Inferno

As the two-time winner of the Food Network's Challenge: Outrageous Pumpkins, Ray Villafane is best known for his expert artistry in food carving. However, he's now recognized for more after accepting to take on a sand sculpting project in Jesolo, Italy. Despite not having any experience in creating sand sculptures, Villafane challenged himself and took part in the annual holiday project. He did such an… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ray Caesar's New Show: A Dangerous Inclination

Mark your calendars! On October 22, 2011, Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will present a solo exhibition by digital artist Ray Caesar. Featuring 30 exquisite pieces, it will showcase Caesar's elegant and haunting works, giving us a rare, sneak peek inside his creative process. “I look inside myself and see very difficult and wonderful memories I have forgotten; things I… Continue

Added by alice on September 22, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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