“I am primarily interested in exploring ideas and images of uncertainty in places that exist underneath the exteriors of everyday life. I want the work to deliver an experience that is unavoidably human – something to make us think, feel and ask questions.” –Paul Cristina
Thomas Ehretsmann is an illustrator based out of Strasbourg, France who’s work has been featured in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Elle Magazine and various European and American books and journals. His work has been exhibited at Gallery L’Oeil du Prince in Paris and at Gallery Brulee in Strasbourg.
Marianna Ignataki’s watercolor practice enables her to enter a vague, subliminal world, filled with images of her own mythology. Her work ranges from minimalistic scenes and portraits to exaggerated, kitsch, Rococo inspired compositions.
Seungyea Park aka Spunky Zoe is an artist based out of Seoul, South Korea who creates large scaled drawings with ballpoint pens. Her self-portraits are representations of her inner and outer demons. Park was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2011.
“Dichotomy is the main feature of my practice; my work is equally precise and detailed, but also fractured, unfinished and deconstructed. A type of manipulation, where the painting is abstract and realistic at the same time.” -Agnes Toth
Believe it or not there are photographers who still shoot with film. Polish photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski is one them and really knows how to pull the trigger as well. Lukasz is no stranger to Empty Kingdom. The artist’s been featured on this website numerous times now and it was about time we give the interwebs…
Mayuko Fujino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City. Inspired by Japanese traditional stencil textile designs, she has been practicing her art since 1999 and takes a new approach to paper cutout technique by combining it with used magazine collage and other used/found materials.