We were granted special access to preview Amy Sol's dreamy new works that will go on display at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California starting March 10, 2012. Called Numina, the major exhibition will feature ten new acrylic-on-wood panel paintings with Sol's signature soft colors and dreamy settings. "The characters in each piece are participants seeped…Continue
It's hard not to fall in love with AliCè's (aka Alice Pasquini) whimsical street art. Whether she's beautifying the streets with children at play or with couples in love, her works are sure to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. "I create art about people and their relationships," the Rome-based artist says. "I'm interested in representing human feelings and exploring…
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After we saw the incredible photos of the half graffiti hotel room at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France, we knew we had to find out more. We were lucky enough to get in touch with a representative at the hotel named Jessica who was able to enlighten us about…
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Chilliwack, British Columbia-based Kevin Stone specializes in creating gargantuan, one-of-a-kind stainless steel sculptures. His towering bald eagle, called "Power and Authority," stands an astounding 20 ft high and has a massive 31 ft wingspan. He also completed an 85 feet long mirror polished stainless steel sculpture, the "Imperial Water Dragon." For almost two years, working seven days a…
It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since we've checked in on Hideaki Hamada and his two sweet sons, Haru and Mina. Just recently, a selection of Hamada's photos were part of a solo exhibition at the Sincewell…
Come to the Guggenheim from now till May 13, 2012 to see a "Choices," an amazing retrospective of the late sculptor John Chamberlain. Known for his colorful sculptures, Chamberlain was able to transform…Continue
Athens, Greece-based designer Charis Tsevis just put out a new set called Chariots of Color 2012 that's inspired by the upcoming London Olympics. I love his choice of colors and how the type is placed so that it gives the illusion that there's motion in each piece.
Over the years, we've featured Charis' fantastic work many times here on My Modern Met (see…Continue
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Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Bellissimo just wrote to us to tell us about some beautiful new works she's just completed. Her incredibly intriguing half-man/half-nature collages are completely arresting, making you think about our complicated relationship with…
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Imagine walking into your hotel room and experiencing this! Artist Tilt has created Panic Room inside the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. The unique hotel has five rooms which are redone annually by a different artist. In essence, they invite artists, graphic designers and painters into their rooms to…
Love Pixar's movies? Maybe not as much as this guy. As a tribute, Melbourne, Australia-based designer Wonchan Lee created this set of minimalist posters featuring most of their films. As he wrote, "Pixar movies are everyone's favourite. Hoping it will continue to make the world a better place. I'm pleased to dedicate these artworks to Pixar as one of the biggest fans." Love his perfect use of color and imagery. They're so well-executed, I want them all.
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Artist James Hance, best known for his adorable Wookie the Chew character, just created one of the cutest mash-ups we've seen in a very long time. Called "Someone Who Loves You," it's a painting featuring Up's Carl Fredricksen and his wife Ellie as Han and Leia from Star Wars. Prints will be available Tuesday on Hance's website. So sweet.
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This weekend, Eugene (My Modern Met's Partner, COO and writer) and his beautiful fiance, Annie, are getting married! Soon, we'll be heading to Palm Springs to enjoy a wonderful weekend away with family and friends. That's the happy couple in the above pic. Let's wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!
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German art duo Herakut is back with some exciting new pieces! In their show, called After the Laughter, at LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles' Chinatown, they'll present a series of powerful works that include sculptures, photography and wall installations. The exhibition opens tomorrow, February 25, 2012.
Aside from the fully immersive installation, you'll be able to pick…Continue
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Phoenix, Arizona-based artist Sebastien Millon creates works that ride that fine line between sweet and slightly disturbing. While some of his pieces can be appreciated by one and all, there's definitely a good amount that should only be viewed by adults. Usually featuring animals like a drunk bear, a knife-wielding lemur or an evil rabbit, they're hilarious,…Continue
How much does a person's looks change during his or her lifetime? Ojai, California-based photographer Betina La Plante is the one behind this arresting image of English actor Terence Stamp (Superman, Wanted, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace). By having him hold up an older picture of himself, La Plante provides an incredible juxtaposition.
Are those heads popping out of vinyl records? In one word, yes. Italians Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa of L017 take waste materials or recycled objects and create art out of them. They find the "charm" in things that have been "abandoned, thrown away, discarded, forgotten or intentionally removed." This stop-you-in-your-track piece is made up of five overlapping vinyl records that have…
They play out like mini-movies. They captivate us with a small, moving detail. The term "cinemagraph" was first introduced to us by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck only in early 2011. As an artistic medium,…Continue
A bit spooky, isn't it? Colombia-based fine artist Hernan Marin created this simple yet incredibly haunting image using just graphite on paper. It almost feels as though someone is trapped inside the paper, begging to be let out.
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Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki loves bringing light sculptures to life. We first became entranced by his work The Man with No Shadow and now we've come across his beautiful blue bird. Using just copper wire and tiny LEDs, Tojiki creates these magical sculptures that make us feel like we're looking at…
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