New Stunningly Ethereal Works by Stella Im Hultberg

Pop artist Stella Im Hultberg, a long time favorite on My Modern Met, has produced some remarkable works over the last year. The Brooklyn-based Korean artist presented a large selection of her newest works at a recent gallery show titled Borrowed Memories. The pieces in the exhibit featured her signature style–stunning portraits of fictitious female subjects with milky skin and big eyes.

Each character in Im Hultberg’s works exudes a sense of duplicity. While surreal in their exaggerated features, there is a simultaneous presence of realism. The multifaceted artist’s paintings, illustrations, and sculptures all draw the viewer’s attention, leaving them wanting to know more and questioning the thoughts of these seemingly sorrowful beauties, their faces raw from frost or perhaps from tears. Im Hultberg further alludes to sorrow and weeping through the shape of her almost sculptural tear drop canvases. These works are both ethereal and mysterious.

Stella Im Hultberg website

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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