Fresh off his TED Prize win, JR traveled to Shanghai to start a new project entitled "The Wrinkles of the City." In this powerful series, the French street artist/photographer captures images of the elderly, who represent the memories of the land.
JR pastes these large-scale photos at locations that he feels speak to the heritage of Shanghai. Over the last… Continue
Though he's been professionally illustrating for only about five years now, California-based web designer and illustrator Albert Lee has been doodling and scribbling for most of his life. Even at the age of two, he knew that illustrating would somehow become a part of his future because he couldn't seem to put his pencils or pens down. Now, he states, "It's become an… Continue
Will Barras' stunning paintings are full of movement. His work revolves around the deformation of a figurative image, creating a spirit that is constantly searching for a new place to arrive. The spirit is on a soul searching mission.
To create these magnificent works, the artist uses a handful of mediums, including acrylic, spray paint, oil, and ink on… Continue
Here's some great digital artwork by Pierre Doucin aka Soemone. I love the way he blends different photo and shape elements into beautiful, cohesive images. They have a natural feel to them even though the content within them says otherwise.…
Born in Beijing in 1967, Liu Yuanshou is one of China’s most respected and prominent contemporary painters. Painting with oil on canvas, Liu creates powerful scenes featuring women wrapped in bright red silk. They seem to be distraught, desperately struggling to escape their own misery.
Silkworm culture and the the production of silk textiles has always been… Continue
What would you do if you saw a giant polar bear roaming around in your shopping mall? Would you stop and touch its nose?
Asked to develop a concept for an interactive installation within Covent Garden London, multidisciplinary design consultancy PostlerFerguson created Bears. This installation consists of giant acrylic polar bear structures that hang… Continue
London-based multimedia artist Nigel Grimmer makes toys come alive in this creepy cool series titled Be Careful of Things Left Behind. It's an ominous title that works perfectly with his creative scenes.
"This is a series of work I created in Tokyo in 2005," he says. "The images were constructed using toys and models from around the city. 'Be Careful… Continue
While cemeteries are often only visited after a loved one has passed, they also serve as important places to mourn. One very famous cemetery that is frequently visited for completely different reasons is the Staglieno in Genoa, Italy. Opened in 1851, the cemetery is filled with artistic sculptures that leave us with questions about our own mortality and our relationship with… Continue
Vik Muniz is a New York based visual artist who takes ordinary materials and turns them into extraordinary pieces of art. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world and he even has a book called Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer. Muniz is now the subject of a new documentary called Waste Land which follows him as he travels to the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim… Continue
Acclaimed contemporary artist Damián Ortega is back with a new set of works for The Curve in the Barbican Art Gallery, London. Known for his incredible, suspended sculptures, this time Ortega challenged himself by creating different pieces inspired by the daily news. Called The…Continue
Added by alice on October 30, 2010 at 8:30am —
Paris vs New York is a clever blog that visually matches the subtle, cultural differences of two major cities. Cliché as they may be, the comparisons are a treat for anyone who has visited either metropolis or has been lucky enough to have lived in them. Love the tagline: A Tally of Two Cities. With the quick and viral success of this blog, I'm sure other city… Continue
For years, Los Angeles-based Nathan Ota has been pursuing new worlds, both dark and fantastic, to explore in his paintings. With a highly precise technique, he creates wonderful characters - a blind bird, a drunk monkey, a one-eyed robot lost in the woods - who travel through surreal dreamlands.
"My paintings will always leave little clues to what I'm… Continue
Happy Friday to you all! Just wanted to share an exciting piece of news. Recently, we were asked by Intel to give people useful tips on ways to improve their lives with technology. In the first of four posts, we present… Continue
Added by alice on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
This past weekend, we shared with you some sweet and surreal illustrations by Alessandro Gottardo or Shout. We were able to get in touch with this young, award-winning illustrator to ask him more about his work. How did his alias Shout come about? What tips could he give aspiring illustrators?
Out of all the creative art I've seen in the past 2 1/2 years since running My Modern Met, one of the most standout pieces has got to be Los Angeles-based artist Bumblebee's phone booths. By taking abandoned phone booths and turning them into beehives, Bumblebee made us remember why we… Continue
The second release of mini-figures in the highly coveted Kidrobot x Simpsons collaboration is set to drop this Thursday, October 28th. The toys, which run the gauntlet from the season-appropriate ‘zombie’ interpretation, to ‘mariachi’ editions and cult favorites ‘Herman’ and ‘Hans Moleman’ are sure to be snatched up quickly by fans and enthusiasts… Continue
It's hard to believe that that all of these lips are actually oil paintings and not pictures! This amazing, photorealistic work is by Korean artist Sung Jin Kim. I love how he focuses on just one part of the human body - the mouth. The amount of detail in these is exquisite and his ability to capture sensuality and passion is unmatched.…
This is a truly masterful and intricate paper cut-out design by People Too. I love seeing the process people go through in order to create their work, and this one is especially cool. You get to see the amount of work and the intricate details that were put into the design. Check out the… Continue
Yes, Kanye West may be one of the most despised singers on this earth but, boy, he sure knows how to put on a performance. Kanye just released a short film called Runaway that's almost 35 minutes long. It tells the story of a phoenix played by gorgeous lingerie model Selita Ebanks and his quest to adapt her to his world. Visually stimulating, artistically interesting and completely intriguing, this may be one of Kanye's most groundbreaking moments… Continue
Added by alice on October 24, 2010 at 9:00am —