Are you an art and culture lover? Would you love to go inside the minds of your favorite creatives? With over 10 million unique monthly viewers, My Modern Met is one of the world’s leading art+culture websites. And now, we’re exploring the world of visual arts for one hour each week with the photographers, painters, designers, and makers who are shaping our world. Sit back and relax as My Modern Met contributing writer, art historian Jessica Stewart sits down for one-on-one chats with some of your favorite artists.
Painter Omar Ortiz on His Hyperrealistic Paintings and Creative Process
This week on the Top Artist Podcast, we talk with painter Omar Ortiz about his shockingly realistic paintings. Ortiz specializes in hyperrealistic female nudes with often 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. He currently works with oil paint as he believes it the “noblest technique.”
Photographer Richard Silver on His Architectural Photography and Vertical Churches
Photographer Richard Silver has a talent for capturing space in unique and unexpected ways. This week on My Modern Met’s Top Artist Podcast, we talk about the techniques featured in his work, his upcoming Vertical Churches book, and much more. In each place he visits, Silver documents iconic landmarks, incredible modern architecture, and beautiful vernacular designs. His photography also allows us to explore even the most famous or familiar places from a completely new perspective.
Photographer Navid Baraty and His Wide Range of Space-Inspired Work
Photographer Navid Baraty's love for space is clear in his work. Though astrophotography is just one series in his incredibly diverse portfolio as a photographer, people around the world are inspired by his carefully composed shots of solar eclipses, meteor showers, and more. This week, we chat with Navid about his astrophotography, fictional kitchen space-scapes, and incredible planetary cross-stitching.
Oil Painter Erin Hanson on Creating Her Own Style and Running a Successful Art Business
Successful oil painter Erin Hanson has cultivated her own, distinct style called Open Impressionism. This fresh take on landscape painting is a reflection of her love for the great outdoors. Listen as we chat about her transition into painting full-time (and how art fairs helped her do so), as well as her innovative new 3D prints of her canvases.
Photographer Omar Z. Robles on His Sensational Images of Ballet Dancers Around the World
Photographer Omar Z. Robles is known for his electrifying images of ballet dancers. But he doesn't take these photographs inside of theaters or dance studio. Rather, he works with dancers out in the streets, combining urban grit with their elegant moves. This work has brought him around the world and we chat about how he got started and what the world of dance means to him.
Legendary Photographer Steve McCurry on His Illustrious Career and New Book
We're thrilled to welcome acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry for an intimate look at his incredible career, which spans more than four decades. We'll touch on his early photojournalism in Afganistan, as well as how his work has been impacted by COVID-19. And, he'll give us a preview of his new book 'In Search of Elsewhere,' which contains previously unpublished photographs.