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Adriana Duque’s Icons II

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Adriana Duque is a Colombia-based photographer that has gained attention throughout the world exploring themes around childhood and creating meticulous mise-en-scènes.

Each picture showcases children reigning over their confined little monarchy, a careful balance between the 17th Century dark ambiance and the stillness and control of portraits. As many paintings from past eras, if proper attention isn’t given you’ll miss out an important component: all models are sporting headphones.

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Greg Gossel's Multi-Layered Pop Pieces

After watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, you may have a hard time looking at pop art and seeing it as a true movement. We even had a discussion right here on theMET whether comic books were a true form of art. Today, I thought I would introduce an artist named Greg Gossel, an artist undeniably inspired by Roy Lichtenstein. Using an array of media involving silkscreen, experimental Xerox copy and transfers, as well as various found billboard scraps and signage, Gossel creates kitschy, colorful art that’s reminiscent of years past with an interesting and modern twist.

Greg explains “the process of creating this new body of work consists of a constant layering of elements, building up the surface, and creating a unique history within each piece; adding new elements, while painting over and obscuring others. Through this process I try to explore the contrast between the mechanical repetition of silkscreen reproduction and geometric elements, with the organic and expressive qualities of hand painting and mark making.”

via mymodernmet