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World’s Top Artists Create Affordable Art on Post-It Notes for Annual Gallery Show

Photo: Eva Katz / MyModernMet The Giant Robot Post-It Show is the stuff of legends. Each year, this Los Angeles-based gallery’s walls are plastered in Post-its, each one created by a premier artist. Audrey Kawasaki, Stella Im Hultberg, and Yoskay Yamamoto are among the list of esteemed artists this year, as well as Pop Surrealist […]

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Geometric Animals Come to Life in DIY Lamp Kits by OWL

OWL, a Libson-based lamp brand founded by two architects in 2016, offers a wide range of friendly wild animals that can be turned into volumetric lamps using simple folding techniques. As you might guess, OWL offers a few different owl designs, as well as roaring hippos, curious rabbits, and proud penguins. Hugo Formiga and Teresa […]

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Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Culture Collides in Striking Photographs by RK

Tokyo-based photographer RK explores the far reaches of Japan, as well as neighboring Asian countries, shooting images that capture both timeless and of-the-moment scenes.  RK often includes signs of life in his landscape images, whether a fisherman casting a line beneath a vibrant Japanese maple tree, or a carefree skateboarder cruising down a paved road with […]

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New Ceramics by Heesoo Lee Capture the Ephemeral Beauty of Seasonal Woodlands

Artist Heesoo Lee (previously) uses multi-layered techniques to form intricate trees, complete with leaves and branches, that seem to grow out of her functional ceramic vessels. Lee’s careful use of color establishes a seasonal mood in each of her works, some evoking the warm tones and fallen leaves of autumn, while others capture the barren […]

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Birds Sit Delicately on Vintage Sewing Machines and Typewriters in a New Illustrated Series by Steeven Salvat

French artist Steeven Salvat (previously) creates meticulously rendered drawings of animals inhabiting the same world as machinery, such as his previous crustacean series. His project Perchés showcases different breeds of birds using antique objects as areas for temporary rest, like the above owl which sits atop a typewriter. “I wanted to highlight the contrasts between lightness and […]

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Fantastical Creatures From Illuminated Manuscripts Recreated as Piñatas by Roberto Benavidez

Robert Benavidez looks to famous paintings and literature for source material for his metallic piñatas, such as Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (previously). The Los Angeles-based artist’s most recent series Illuminated Piñata pulls characters from the Luttrell Psalter (c. 1325-1335), a famous medieval manuscripts. The book contains illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures, which Benavidez further explores by […]

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Artist Transforms Victorian Portraits Into Modern Pop Culture Trading Cards

“The Truce”This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Artist Alex Gross transforms 19th-century portraits into amusing mashups with iconic figures of popular culture. Using the sepia-toned photographs as his initial inspiration, Gross paints on cabinet cards […]

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Affirmational Text Art and Doodles Combine in Immersive Murals by Shantell Martin

New York-based British artist Shantell Martin is known for her black and white doodles which combine patch-worked faces with straightforward messages. Martin’s multi-dimensional works address complex issues such as identity, intersectionality, and other topics relating to the modern human condition. Her public murals and immersive gallery presentations are made intuitively, building fields of loose drawings […]

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6 Environmental Artists Who Celebrate Nature and Promote Positive Social Change

Photo: Benjamin Von Wong Earlier this year, the European Union voted for a sweeping ban on single-use plastic in an effort to reduce ocean plastic pollution. But it’s not just politicians that are doing their part to protect our planet—artists are working just as hard to raise awareness of environmental issues, evoke change, and document […]

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Interview: Ceramicist Hand-Sculpts 100 Elephants in 24-Hour Livestream

It is estimated that around 100 African elephants are killed every day due to an insatiable demand for ivory. This shocking statistic is what spurred British ceramicist Charlotte Mary Pack to action, causing her to undertake an admirable, self-assigned challenge. On World Wildlife Conservation Day (December 4, 2018), Pack stayed awake for an entire 24 […]