A Home For Media Artists


Cia de Foto

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July 25, 2014

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Cia De Foto is a photo collective based in Sao Paulo, Brazil that was founded in 2003. What I admire the most about these photos is the simple, real, and raw nature of them all.
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The Definition of Art Part 1

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July 24, 2014

The Definition of Art - Empty Kingdom - Interview - Website
--- Art: noun \ˈärt\ 1: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. --- Can art be defined?  As an abstract concept possibly but on a personal level the definition of art can be as diverse as the viewer.  In that vein we have decided to ask some of our favorite artists to tell us what Art means to them.  Here's what they've said:
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“Fruits” by Aurel Schmidt

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July 23, 2014

Aurel Schmidt - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Aurel Schmidt is an artist from Kamloops, BC, Canada currently working out of New York City who embodies luscious fruits and organic vegetables with leafy vaginas and other various private body parts. Aurel Schmidt is truly one of a kind and you can see her previous Empty Kingdom feature from September 2010.
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Pablo Jurado Ruiz

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July 22, 2014

Pablo Jurado Ruiz - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
"With a creative concept based primarily on human representation, I try to tell stories through a minimalist and subtle vision. My current work is focuses on a simple but realistic drawing and worked in an impressionist technique, complex and very accurate as pointillism or stippling art. I like to talk about love, disappointment, nature, childhood… and I show it in a glance, a gesture or a detail as if it were a metaphor of life." -Pablo Jurado Ruiz, Madrid, Spain
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One Piece of Art: Erin Riley

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July 21, 2014

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Erin Riley currently has several pieces at Empty Kingdom's Summer Show at 111 Minna.  In order to show everything that goes into one of her insightful and relevant tapestries, we have asked Erin to takes us along on the ride.  The life of 'History 37' follows as well as her thoughts throughout:
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Jo In Hyuk

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July 21, 2014

Jo In Hyuk - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Jo In Hyuk is an illustrator/graphic designer from Seoul, South Korea who draws fashion influenced designs. Mr. Hyuk's craftsmanship is so clean, precise, and diverse from cross hatching to minimal line drawings.
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Sophie Kahn

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July 21, 2014

Art Blog - Sophie Kahn - Empty Kingdom
Sophie Kahn  is a sculptor that combines digital and analog technology such as 3-d laser printing and ancient bronze casting to create stunning, fragmented figures. As she states "they engage questions of time, history, vision, identity and the body." She recently received her MFA in Art & Technology Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured in a number of gallery shows across the United States. ENJOY!
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Yovcho Gorchev

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July 20, 2014

Yovcho Gorchev - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Yovcho Gorchev aka Yø Vø is a photographer based out of London, UK and a graduate of Royal College of Art.
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“The Ghillies” by Polixeni Papapetrou

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July 18, 2014

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Polixeni Papapetrou is an Australian photographer who was featured back in May 2012. The artist's past and current project entitled "The Ghillies" has a recurring theme of subjects presented in concealed identities within various natural environments.
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Eliza Bennett

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July 18, 2014

Art Bog - Eliza Bennett - Empty Kingdom
ELiza Bennett is a London based artist who recieved a BTEC National Diploma in art, focusing on textiles. She then continued to pursue a BA in Fashion Design at Middlesex University.
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Federico Hurtado

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July 16, 2014

Federico Hurtado - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Federico Hurtado is a collage artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who combines classic portraits and vintage floral designs that results to beautiful otherworldly visuals.
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Elizabeth Weinberg

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July 16, 2014

Elizabeth Weinberg is an American photographer based out of Los Angeles. Her stunning series, Of Recklessness and Water, is smooth and viscous, a shimmering film that manages to capture that our endless fascination with the sea in all it's stages - from uncanny stillness to raucous, tumbling waves. "The cure for anything is salt water," said Isak Dinesen, "tears, sweat or the sea." Weinberg's collection captures this exactly.
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Christopher Schulz

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July 15, 2014

Christopher Schulz - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Christopher Schulz is a native Los Angeles based sculptor/installation artist who creates contemporary firearms morphed with sea dwelling sharks.
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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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July 14, 2014

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Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:
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Jordan Kasey

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July 14, 2014

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Jordan Kasey is a surreal/fine art painter from Baltimore, Maryland who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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Robert C. Jackson

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July 14, 2014

Art Blog - Robert C Jackson - Empty Kingdom
It wasn't until the mid 1990s that Robert C. Jackson settled into painting as a career. Taking his experiences as an engineer and pastor, Jackson creates Realist paintings littered with popular American brands and objects. Seemingly playful at first, they are highly sophisticated and controlled, with imagery akin to Koons and Johns, although each piece is uniquely Jackson's own. Read an interview with Robert here. ENJOY!
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Vittorio Ciccarelli Part II

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July 11, 2014

Vittorio Ciccarelli - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Italian artist Vittorio Ciccarelli experiments in all fields of photography and his series entitled "Amabili Resti" presents classical paintings in a simple yet varied juxtapositions. He was also featured back in November 2013.
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Carlos Villalon

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July 11, 2014

Carlos Villalon is a Chilean photojournalist who has dedicated his work to tracing the lives of communities who depend, build, and are torn apart by the resources in their surroundings. From the social, cultural and political impact of drug trafficking in Colombia to the international exploitation of minerals in the Congo, Villalon manages to extract a kernel of truth that hits a strong, harsh note at the back of our throats and refuses to go away. This particular series is composed of striking images of the villages that depend on the cultivation of the coca plant, and the communities that are devastated by its product, in the form of cocaine.
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Edie Nadelhaft

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July 11, 2014

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Edie Nadelhaft is a painter and sculptor based in New York, NY. She received an BFA in 1995 from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
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Alyssa Monks Part Trois!

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July 10, 2014

art blog - Alyssa Monks - empty kingdom
Alyssa Monks' ability to interpret impressive realism using minimum detail, makes her an exceptional artist. It's no wonder she's had two features on EK on March 2010 and May 2012 and an interview on June 2011. Not only that, she has been a part of our Empty Kingdom's Top 100 lists of 2010 and 2012 respectively. Here is a combination of her latest work as well as a look at her earlier stuff.
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