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Kersti K

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April 23, 2017

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Kersti K is a photographic artist. She grew up in a Swedish forest, far from civilization. Her work builds on the loneliness and otherworldliness that she felt as a kid. A feeling that the world around her is a strange and magical place where she does not completely belong. A place that cannot be described by words.
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Reuben Wu

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April 20, 2017

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Reuben Wu is a photographer, film-maker, music producer, and co-founder of the band Ladytron. He is driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden.
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Dani Soon

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April 17, 2017

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Dani Soon was born in a small remote town in Korea in 1991. Living in such a remote town meant there was not much to do, so books and drawing became her biggest pastime enjoyment. Being at one with Mother Nature also allowed her imagination to run wild and the rustic environment had a critical impact on her decision to be an artist. Even though she now lives in a hectic city, she still draws inspiration from reading books and working outside which allows her to absorb her natural surroundings.
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Maya Beano

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April 13, 2017

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Maya Beano is a photographer based out of London with a beautiful ethereal touch. She experiments on 35mm film and uses variety of methods to achieve final results.
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Raúl Urias

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April 9, 2017

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Raúl Urias is a visual artist and illustrator currently based out of Mexico City.
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Taj Tenfold

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April 6, 2017

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Taj Francis grew up and is a resident of the island of Jamaica, and has been doing art for as long as he can remember. He creates his vibrant portraits by pen & ink as well as brush & ink and spray paint. His artwork inspired by music and a passion for what he does makes enables him continue to grow in his skill.
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Marat Safin: Revisit

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April 3, 2017

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Marat Safin was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 who shot portraits over serene landscapes. Since then the Russian photographer's work has evolved to more nudes with a lot of cigarettes. Any art direction Marat chooses always ends up being beautiful and ethereal. Images are NSFW.
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Alejandro García Restrepo

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March 16, 2017

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Alejandro García Restrepo is a graphite artist based out of Medellín, Colombia.
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Yuichi Ikehata

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March 9, 2017

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Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata's series 'Fragments of Long Term Memory' sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”
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Johnson Tsang

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March 6, 2017

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Johnson Tsang's current series 'Open Mind' will be showcasing at beinArt Gallery in Melbourne, Australia later this year. The Hong Kong based sculptor has been featured on Empty Kingdom many times within the past few years. Dates to the show will be provided soon.
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Roby Dwi Antono

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March 2, 2017

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Roby Dwi Antono is a surrealist painter based out of Yogyakarta, Indonesia who is also a graphic designer by profession. A lot of his work have a connection with classical renaissance paintings that results to his own contemporary juxtaposition. He is heavily influenced by Mark Ryden and Marion Peck.
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Ren Hang (1987-2016)

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February 25, 2017

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Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and always beautiful. He will be severely missed. RIP…
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Jenna Andersen

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February 23, 2017

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Jenna Andersen's illustrations have a beautiful minimal approach that also focuses on the complex details. Her body of work has a recurring theme revolving around a sense of wander, a search for identity, and tones of melancholy. Leaving behind bittersweet, yet such satisfying simplicity.
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Megumi Toyosawa

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February 20, 2017

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Megumi Toyosawai is an oil painter who depicts the social struggles and the everyday pressures of a Japanese high school teenager.
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Elisa Ancori

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February 16, 2017

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Spanish artist Elisa Ancori's works revolve around the connection of nature with man. A fusion of body and soul which is scanned by a strong line in all his work. A continuous search for that balance, that unceasingly gives rise in every corner of nature.
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Esther Sarto

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February 13, 2017

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Esther Sarto is a gouache and watercolor painter based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. A lot of Sarto's work combines elements of mother earth by coinciding them with our personal & social aspects of our lives.
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Husmann/Tschaeni

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February 6, 2017

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A Husmann/Tschaeni artwork stares you in the face. Under the layers of pinks, greens and blues, you sense movement. As if it is watching your back. Suddenly, you feel yourself being drawn into the art, losing focus. "We work backwards ..." greets you as you enter the gates. A small plaque reads: "A hell of positive energy with a small hint of hidden otherworldly darkness mixed with visual poetry and deep sensitive natural beauty. A daily biological presence combined with absurd undefined monstrous fantasy." Whatever it means, you feel impelled to move into this otherworldly place.
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EK Podcast Interview: Embers & Dust

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February 3, 2017

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Just longer than 9 minutes, this short film takes the viewer back to the evening of October 30th, 1938 where Orson Welles' voice was vibrating across radio waves, bringing word of an invading alien army from Mars. And although the audio was performed as a Halloween special called "War of the Worlds", the theatricality and delivery of the performance, along with recent memories of the Hindenburg disaster a year before, sent many listeners into a panic. Nothing but a bad coincidence when Concrete, Washington experiences a blackout after a power transformer blows, sending the city and surrounding areas into darkness. 
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Weronika Izdebska: Artist Update

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January 30, 2017

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Weronika Izdebska aka ‘ovors’ is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based out of Łódź, Poland. She was featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 and she continues to reproduce these emotions and aesthetics through subtle inner space and silence.
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Kei Imazu

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January 25, 2017

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Kei Imazu is a painter based out of Tokyo, Japan. Her collages of warped renaissance works appear digital but they're actually painted with oil.
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