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Tiina Heiska Revisit

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April 21, 2014

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Tiina Heiska is a painter based out of Helsinki, Finland. Her work was first featured on EK in January 2010 and we are happy to show you her new work, even more beautifully haunting! "Dissolving Girl", "Silk Ribbons and Bows", and "The Pond" are just a few of her more recent series that depict characters in dreamy, vague states of being, leaving the viewer to fill in the narrative gaps. There is a sense of voyeurism in her work, as it is difficult to discern whether or not the subject is watching or being watched. Heiska is classically trained and she recently exhibited new works in a solo exhibition at Galerie Leger in Sweden.
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Theresa Pfarr

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April 20, 2014

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"Identity loss and re-development is explored through the manipulation of surface texture and paint handling. In the effort to convey the psychological struggle in dealing with self-evaluation and mass appeal, my work is both social exposition and autobiographical. Through standing-in for the commercial character my identity is distanced but also clearer, by proxy." -Theresa Pfarr, Princeton, NJ.
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EK Summer Art Show 2014

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April 19, 2014

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Make your summer plans to visit our beautiful city of San Francisco to join us for our EK Summer Art Show at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery. This is a select group exhibition curated by the EK family with a who's who line up of some of our favorite and beloved artists previously featured on our humble little website. The Opening Reception will be Friday, June 6th at 5pm, and we'll keep going until we get kicked out!
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Marcela Cardenas

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April 18, 2014

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Marcela Cardenas is a fine artist based out of Medellín, Colombia who incorporates many mediums such as painting, drawing, and taxidermy installations revolving around the relationship of nature and animals.
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Floral + Anatomy

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April 16, 2014

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These beautiful floral, anatomical themed collages are designed by Moscow-based artist known as ‘FFO’. FFO composes classic, vintage illustrations that organically blend and mold together. The artist has also created all the alphabets in a herbaceous fashion. FFO is bottom line amazing and at the moment is my favorite collage artist.
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Jacob Fellander

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April 16, 2014

Jacob Fellander is a Swedish artist who creates beautiful, sweeping cityscapes, capturing a multitude of perspectives, whole swathes of overlapping moments in time.
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Jan Fabre

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April 15, 2014

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All the works by Jan Fabre, the visual artist make reference to a belief in the vulnerable body and its defense, plus an observation of man and asking the question of how he can survive in the future. This fascination with the body and science originated in his youth, when, influenced by the research carried out by the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre.
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Daehyun Kim Returns

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April 15, 2014

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Daehyun Kim AKA Moonassi has been featured on December 2010 and on July 2012. His surreal figures and minimalist lines portray a unique interpretation of relationships and interactions between two subjects and the universe at large.
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Kim Simonsson

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April 14, 2014

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Finnish artist Kim Simonsson is a ceramic sculptor based out of Helsinki who creates adolescent characters carrying out mischievous acts. “Authority in it's many forms fascinates me and in my works I want to reverse the common beliefs by making the weak powerful.” -Kim Simonsson
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Alexander Gronsky

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April 14, 2014

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Alexander Gronsky explores the fine line between the urban and rural. Working in Eastern Europe and Russia, he documents what appears to be crumbling infrastructures, seemingly desolate and abandoned, though peaking lights and small bodies indicate otherwise. Unkept suburbs with graffiti and litter are strewn with people seeking leisure and relief in wooded patches and corners of beaches with looming industrial structures and cityscapes not far behind. His composition and color palette are refined and lend to the unusual serenity these images evoke. Urban decay is real.
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Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

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April 13, 2014

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Russian artist Yaroslav Gerzhedovich is an illustrator based out of St. Petersburg who creates dark and gothic themed illustrations with photography, painting, and digital post-production.
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Brendon Burton

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April 11, 2014

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Brendon Burton is a 19 year old photographer from Myrtle Creek, Oregon whose work consists of fine art and conceptual portraiture. His photos capture haunting memories and remind the viewer that stories can still hide secrets.
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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

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April 11, 2014

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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison  are a married couple who have been collaborating for about 20 years creating fine art photographs. Robert is originally from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Shana is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They now both live and work out of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Their work narrows in on the relationship between Humans and the Environment which surrounds them. Pillaged landscapes scarred by human excess are portrayed in ParkeHarrisons photogravure, collaged and printed works. The realisticy unreal photographs are brilliant interpretations of how human behavior has a direct effect on the environment.
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Alexander Biserama Becherer

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April 10, 2014

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Alexander Biserama Becherer is a tremendously talented artist with a repertoire of sculptures unlike any I've seen before. This German sculptor uses an array of materials such as hardened polystyrene, wood and metal to shape muti-dimensional clusters of words and images with impressive size and intricacy.
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Yung Cheng Lin

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April 9, 2014

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Yung Cheng Lin aka ‘3cm’ is a photographer based out of Tainan, Taiwan whose peculiar style contorts and distorts the viewers to a surreal dimension.
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Bart Hess Revisit

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April 9, 2014

Bart Hess, first featured back in 2011, is a Dutch artist who uses a variety of materials to mould strange and otherworldly figures, blurring the line between these alien textiles and human skin.
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EK Interview: Eckehard Fuchs

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April 8, 2014

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Eckehard Fuchs is a painter from Germany, residing in various cities throughout Europe. His paintings are equally playful and dark, muted yet colorful and curious. Sometimes abstract, and other times incredibly direct.  This interview is one of many from a roster of artists, as part of a ongoing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery, in Berne, Switzerland.
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Kilian Eng Part III

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April 8, 2014

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Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng creates beautiful atmospheric alternative worlds with a color palette that reminds us the wistful 80s. Much of his inspiration comes from the interest in both classic and futuristic themes of science fiction and nature. Kilian was on Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 Artists list of 2011 and featured on September 2012 and January 2011.
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EK Interview: Federico Lombardo

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April 7, 2014

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Federico Lombardo's watercolors have so much feeling and emotion to them.  Though stark they are raw and visceral, I'd love to see one in person.  He is one of another artist with the 5 pieces Gallery whom we are proud to interview and feature, so check out what he has to paint and say.
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Stéphane Coutelle

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April 7, 2014

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Stéphane Coutelle is a French photographer who has just released his latest series entitled 'Insomnies'. The intimate photos portray the beginnings of an untold story of women's wanderings. The pictures are shot in unspecified locations to carry a strong cinematographic dimension.
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