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Delicately Surreal Oil Paintings

Last Friday, on June 10, Melissa Forman and John Brophy opened the new two-person show at Seattle’s Roq la Rue. Forman and Brophy’s oil on panel works are a combination of delicate details and surreal scenes.…

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Oil Paintings of Childhood Memories

Next time you want to remember the most blissful moments of your childhood, take a look at these oil paintings by Darlene Cole. A rising young Canadian artist, Cole is able to capture some of life's most wonderful moments with her beautiful brushstrokes. Though we cannot quite see the detail in her subjects' faces, this only makes her paintings all that more sweet. Lovely through and through.…

Added by alice on June 14, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Amazing Fire Drawings

Here at My Modern Met. we love to showcase unique mediums used for creating magnificent art. Now, do we have a treat for you! American artist Paul Chojnowski uses fire, water, paper and wood to create photograph-like narrative images. How? He selectively burns and chars the surface. Chojnowski developed this unusual technique in the early '90s while working with raw pigments on wooden panels. He began… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Complex Paper Stencils

Ask anyone and they'll agree, paper stencils are an art in and of themselves. Belgium native Kris Trappeniers accurately describes himself as more than just a paper stencil artist, he's a paper sculptor. His delicately cut stencils are extremely complicated and almost magical, to say the least. The detail to each is astounding. The finished result is spray painted, but the art lies more in the process… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Street Art x Photography Mashup

Austrian and French street artists Jana + JS paint portraits of themselves in European cities, taking photos of unsuspecting travelers. The dialog between their artworks and the city dwellers creates a funny juxtaposition.

"We use stencil as painting technique, and photography is the basis of our artwork," says Jana + JS. "Our style is neat and precise; it stands in between photography… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Iron Sculpture Master

Leveraging his technical expertise as an industrial mechanical engineer, Italian artist Mattia Trotta creates the most amazing wire sculptures we've ever seen.

The iron sculpture master begins the whole process with an outline drawing. Because he doesn’t use any welding or brazing, and works entirely with his hands, the hard manual labor is often preceded by a design on… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Soft and Sweet Illustrations

Japan-based Matayosi takes some of our most famous fairy tales and turns them into soft, sweet stories through her gorgeous illustrations. The 28-year-old also has a knack for creating mystery and magic, especially in something so simple as those anime-inspired exaggerated eyes...…


Added by alice on June 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Stop and Stare Gifs

A few days after we wrote about Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg's gorgeous, cinematic gifs, we received an unexpected email. It was from Mike Pecci who said someone had shared our cinematic gifs link with him and that he was "in shock!" As he explains, "This was a theory I have been working on for a few years… Continue

Added by alice on June 11, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Animated Fathers Re-Envisioned as Beer Cans

To celebrate Father’s Day, EveryGuyed and Moxy Creative House have teamed up once again to deliver the second installment of their Cheers! series. This time, creative director…

Added by MikeGusto on June 11, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Surreal Senses

Jumping body parts? Say it isn't so! In this latest series by Italian art director Giuseppe Mastromatteo, called Indepensense, we find that our senses have all been screwed up. Back in 2007, Mastromatteo thought about the idea of "masks" in the sense that "we all wear a mask but we're still the same person." With the help of new technology, Mastromatteo moves beyond this idea and includes something… Continue

Added by alice on June 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

New Trend: Micro Pets

I've been commissioned by T-post magazine to create a t-shirt design for their last issue, Micro Pets. From their website: "Over the past couple of years there has been a dramatic rise in the demand for miniature pets. These animals tend to be derived from non-traditional pets, for example, the micro pig has become hugely popular."

T-post is the world’s first wearable magazine. All… Continue

Added by Juan Weiss on June 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Artist Creates Paper Zoo

It was only a matter of time before Calvin Nicholls' life-long passion in art and wildlife combined! The Canadian has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid-1980's. With such a variety of animals in his collection, he's essentially created his own paper zoo.

Many of the animal paper sculptures belong in Nicholls' most extensive collection, which includes over 75 pieces for… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Frankenstein's Flamboyant Brother

This elaborate mural by street artist Simple was spotted in Gothenburg, Sweden. The blingin' dude with a gold tooth kind of resembles Frankenstein's flamboyant brother. Really admire the sharp lines and meticulous detail to this piece.

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Added by Eugene on June 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

New Performance-Based Animations

South African artist Robin Rhode is back with a new set of work! White Cube Huxton Square in London is presenting Variants, an exhibition that will showcase five animations by the talented artist. Taking the chair design of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld as a starting… Continue

Added by alice on June 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Zooming In and Out of New York

Madrid-based photographer Alfonso Zubiaga must know something we don't. How else could he show us what a living, breathing New York City looks like? Sit back and enjoy as Zubiaga takes us over its busy streets and through its most recognizable landmarks. By zooming in and out of everything from New York's iconic skyscrapers to its trademark yellow taxi cabs, he takes us on a wild ride that… Continue

Added by alice on June 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Hyper-Realistic Nature Dioramas

Growing up in a small, rural northern Ontario mining town called Atikokan, Adam Makarenko wasn't your typical city boy. In fact, he was far from it. "I grew up in the wilderness, so nature is deeply rooted inside of me," he says. Take a look at his miniature dioramas and you'll notice how his past influences his present work. Makarenko meticulously constructs nature scenes by sculpting each… Continue

Added by alice on June 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Where Science, Art and Photography Intersect - Part 2

My Hand with Glow-in-the-Dark Paint, 2010

Going on from now till June 11 at the Michael Mazzeo Gallery in New York is an exciting exhibition from one of our most beloved artists, Caleb Charland. Back in July 2010, we wrote about how Charland makes us believe in magic through his…

Added by alice on June 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Haunted Paradise

Glenn Barr is a jack of all trades. As a kid, he drew, painted and played guitar in a band. Working with felt-tip or ballpoint pen, Barr rendered true-to-life depictions of his favorite rock stars on t-shirts, jean jackets, and on the cover of spiral bound notebooks. A t-shirt with one of his drawings was thrown on stage during a KISS concert, and frontman Paul Stanley invited him backstage because he was… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

El Pescado - Superheroes Group Show

My contribution to the Society 6 "Superheroes" group show that took place at the D-Structure gallery in San Francisco.

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Added by Juan Weiss on June 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Pictures that Look Like Paintings

While we're completely blown away when we see paintings that look like pictures, we're even more excited when we come across pictures that look like paintings! Such is this set, called Painted Ladies, by Barbara Cole. The self-taught photographer not only challenges our reality, she does it… Continue

Added by alice on June 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

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