Conducting Energy of a Space with Sliced Black Masking Tape


New York-based Korean artist Sun K. Kwak masterfully redefines a space with her spectacular tape installations. Primarily working with ordinary black masking tape, the artist manages to produce a fluid stream of color that looks like a painting by applying the adhesive strips directly to the walls and floors of a venue and tearing away at it, piece by piece. Each site-specific installation changes the atmosphere of the area it inhabits, or, as the artist astutely puts it: “it’s conducting the energy of the space through line drawing.”

The installation site is comparatively transformed through the application of her illusionary splashes of ink, which is actually made of intricately detailed, stripped, and sliced tape. The artist also allows her creative renderings to weave across three-dimensional planes. Additionally, the black tape against a white wall alternates as both the painterly brushstrokes across the bare surfaces and as the negative space, giving the illusion of white streaks cutting through the room.

A video of Kwak talking about her meticulously crafted installations and their time-consuming process can be seen, below.













Sun K. Kwak portfolio
via [CollabCubed, Brooklyn Museum, Asian Art Museum]





December 5, 2016

Colorful Resin Bangles Let You Wear Classic Art on Your Wrist

Bulgaria-based jewelry shop PAGANE Uniques crafts colorful and bright bangles inspired by well-known works of art. Showcasing the vivid color palettes and striking modernity of 19th and 20th century masterworks—including Gustav Klimt’s glittering The Kiss, Vincent van Gogh’s beaming Sunflowers, and Henri Matisse’s avant-garde Cut-Outs—every bright and bold bangle adds an artistic touch to any look. Each beautiful bracelet is crafted by hand.

Read Article


December 5, 2016

Welcome to the New and Improved My Modern Met

As some of you may have noticed already, we’ve made some big changes here at My Modern Met. Over the past few years, we realized that we were long overdue for a redesign. As the stars finally started to align, we began the process about a year ago and it’s our pleasure to share it with you today. Our first major objective was switching platforms.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter