Posts by My Modern Met

May 26, 2021

Artist Alexa Meade on Her Successful Career and the NFT Art Revolution [Podcast]

This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast, we talk with artist Alexa Meade. Known for her innovative work where she paints the human body and three-dimensional spaces to create an illusion of a two-dimensional painting, Meade has been a working artist for over a decade. Her work has led her to collaborations with major brands and musicians like Ariana Grande, whom she painted for the God is a Woman music video.

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April 14, 2021

Embroidery Artist Sarah K. Benning on Her Vivid Floral Pieces and Growing as an Artist [Podcast]

This week on Top Artist Podcast we chat with embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning on her successful professional journey and about how her work has changed along the way. We loved chatting with Benning about her decision to leave her retail job when she noticed her embroidery became more profitable. She tells us about managing an 80-hour workweek to fill an Etsy shop, pursue new projects, and to keep up with demand.

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March 3, 2021

Sculptor Ben Young on His Glass and Concrete Sculptures and Creative Process [Podcast]

This week on the Top Artist Podcast, we talk to sculptor Ben Young about his incredible glass and concrete sculptures and how he began making these unique pieces.  He explains how boating and water sports were an important part of his life for a long time, but a family trip first introduced him to the glass art that would later define his career.

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January 20, 2021

Painter Omar Ortiz on His Hyperrealistic Paintings and Creative Process [Podcast]

This week on the Top Artist Podcast, we talk with painter Omar Ortiz about his shockingly realistic paintings. Ortiz specializes in hyperrealistic female nudes often accompanied by more abstract backgrounds. Ortiz shares that he has always been interested in technique and precision. He experimented with airbrushing in university because it allowed him to achieve a texture and blurriness common to the realism he is now known for.

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