What could have possibly driven 27-year-old Rupert McKelvie to spend hundreds of painstaking hours to assemble 4,800 puzzle pieces into this fully functional table?
"I was all too aware of the frustration of nearing the end and realizing there were ‘missing pieces,’" explains McKelvie. "It became something that would never see completion. Left to gather dust in the attic, amongst all… Continue
Added by Belly B on June 26, 2011 at 9:12am —
About a week ago, I got an email from Galerie Sakura
about the launch of their new website. It's a Parisian gallery or shop that "breaks the rules of the art photography market" by letting the general public buy real art photographs, in limited editions, for an affordable price.
While perusing their site, I was immediately… Continue
Added by alice on June 24, 2011 at 8:30am —
Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin
is a genius when it comes to street art. He's known as a modern-day magician who camouflages himself (usually with the help of assistants) so that his whole body seamlessly blends into the background. Wooster Collective was fortunate enough to bring Bolin to… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 23, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Who doesn’t love fanciful art? As a perfect mix of fun and creativity, photographer Klaus Enrique Gerdes creates a series of portraits made of fruits, flowers, and vegetables. "I had been working on a photography series in which I surrounded an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project," he told… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 23, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Look at those lines! Bold Hype Gallery
in New York recently opened a new exhibition that features the latest work from artist, sculptor and filmmaker Rafael Santiago. Until July 30, come to the gallery to check a variety of work that explores Santiago's delicate line work portraits ranging from the massive to the minuscule, hence the name Size… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 22, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Mark your calendars! On July 1st, the Corey Helford Gallery will be celebrating their 5th year anniversary in style. This Culver City show space will host a group show featuring more than 50 artists from around the world. Among the talents are Todd Schorr
, Joe Sorren
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 22, 2011 at 11:30am —
Have you ever wondered what Darth Vader tastes like? Apparently, he's a combination of blueberry and licorice! STOYN Ice Cream is a fun and refreshing design experiment that takes some historic and pop culture figures and turns them into lick-able art.
STOYN is an independent agency that specializes in ambient advertising.
See how the flavors correspond to the… Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2011 at 11:00am —
I can easily say that out of all the interviews I've ever conducted on My Modern Met, this one with Sage Vaughn has got to be the strangest. Before reading it, I invite you to enjoy the work of the Los Angeles-based artist who will make you feel all mixed up inside with his interesting juxtapositions.
In his… Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2011 at 10:30am —
It's unclear who transformed this Soviet army monument in Sofia, Bulgaria, but how interesting is this? The artists changed the Russian Red Army soldiers, who led an advance on Nazi-allied Bulgaria during World War II, into superheroes and comic book characters!
The pop art creation with the caption "Abreast with the Times" drew crowds of people over the weekend, posing to have their picture… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 21, 2011 at 5:00pm —
You wouldn't know it at first glance but London-native Keira Rathbone is an artist who uses a typewriter as her tool! “The use of vintage typewriters to create my art, typing out letters, numbers and symbols in place of brush strokes and pixels result in beautiful enigmatic images,” she shares on her website.
Rathbone first started experimenting with this "type" of art when she was at her… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 21, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Ready for some explosive art? Let San Diego-based artist Kelsey Brookes amaze you with his beautifully complicated pieces. With a background in microbiology, surf culture and folk art, Brookes creates prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs. “Each work is a microcosm of life itself, where smiley-faced characters and wild animals cavort with abstract forms and splices of color to form… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 21, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Twenty Dollars Continue
As a commercial photographer, William Castellana's challenge is to make an object stand out for its texture, its reflective quality or its overall design. Having created some stellar work for New York Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine, you could say that he's not only achieved his goals, he's also at the top of his game.
Added by alice on June 21, 2011 at 10:00am —
Kylie Stillman is a book sculptor much like the very talented Brian Dettmer
. Stillman re-adapts the pages of books by turning them into the aspects of nature from which they came from. She carefully carves into these stacks of books to create intricately detailed trees and birds.
Her work… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 20, 2011 at 2:00pm —
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Added by Alyssa Anda on June 20, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor shocked us when he first announced that he was submerging over 400 cement sculptures
for a new underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancun
. The installation, called The Silent… Continue
Added by alice on June 20, 2011 at 11:00am —
Japanese artist Iori Tomita transforms the scientific technique of preserving and dying organisms into an art form with this series entitled New World Transparent Specimens
. The images give us an breathtaking look at the inner workings of underwater life.
The process Tomita goes through is extremely extensive. First, he removes the scales and skin that have been preserved in… Continue
Added by Visnja V on June 19, 2011 at 11:00am —
Tokyo-based artist Ryo Shimizu is taking art to a whole new level with his latest project, CNJPUS. Look closely and you'll find that he takes strokes of Chinese characters and restructures them into letters of the Roman alphabet. Like many artists, he combines the beauty of history with the magic present in modern society.
If that's not trippy enough, the letters actually crumble from the… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 17, 2011 at 1:00pm —
It's not often that we get completely blown away by new and original art but we did after seeing Gabriel Dawe's work. Back in November 2010, Dawe stunned us with his gorgeous rainbow thread installations
. Since then, the Mexico City-born artist has been busy, exhibiting at the Pump Projects in Austin for… Continue
Added by alice on June 17, 2011 at 9:00am —
I could stare at these pieces for hours! Lithuanian artist Natalie Shau has new works this year, and they are being displayed at Dorothy’s Circus Gallery in Rome along with Italian artist Paolo Guido. The exhibition is called Would You Be My Miracle?
. It serves as a place where artists working in the digital medium can showcase the fruits of their labor.
As always, Shau’s work is… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 16, 2011 at 1:00pm —