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Kim Cogan is at Art Market SF!

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April 28, 2016

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The always amazing Kim Cogan is showing off some new work at the Hespe Gallery Booth at SF Art Market! A new Kim Cogan work of art is always, always, always worth the time to visit and see in person.
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EK Sketchbook: Russ Mills

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April 27, 2016

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Russ Mills has been interviewed and featured twice. We've loved his work since the first day we saw it and our Sketchbook Series has given us an opportunity to look into the work that goes on behind the scenes. Take a look for yourself:
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Magnus Gjoen

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April 26, 2016

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Magnus Gjoen examines how to change peoples relationship and preconceived notions of objects. Something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. It’s this misconception of beauty which Magnus Gjoen wants us to see in a different light, being it weapons, animals or the human race itself.
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EK Interview: Tim Barnard

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April 25, 2016

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Tim Barnard's illustrations are a mash-up of so many enmeshed and overlapping subjects, and some of his works find their way into public/alternative spaces. Within his confines of a gray scale, he plays with dimension, perspective, and text.
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Frédéric Clavére

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April 22, 2016

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Frédéric Clavére's body of work revolves around politics, religion, and warfare. The agitator outlines and paints within multiple mediums by implementing cutouts from magazines, books, and ads. Clavére currently works out of Marseille and teaches out of Nice, France.
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EK Interview: Amber Chavez

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April 22, 2016

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In her photography, Amber Chavez speaks to the solitary subject within the confined space of their interiority. The destruction, the suffocation, the rawness, and the vices are carefully provoked. Chavez invigorates recognizable subject matter and through it, she coaxes her viewers into her work. This, in turn, suggests a certain (auto)biographical narrative. Check out Chavez's work in her EK feature from 2011!
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EK Sketchbook: Justin Van Genderen

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April 20, 2016

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The art of Justin Van Genderen makes me want to climb into a spaceship and rocket and blast into the sky. We've featured and interviewed him, we've fallen in love with his work and now he's given us a peek into the work that goes on behind the scenes. Take a look:
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EK Interview: Stephanie Buer

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April 18, 2016

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The imagery of Stephanie Buer's paintings and drawings recalls her time spent in Detroit, Michigan. While dilapidated and human-free edifices dominate her works, Buer speaks to Detroit's artistic initiatives and to the changing cityscape. Check out Stephanie's other Empty Kingdom interview and post !
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Andrew Hem Revisit

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April 17, 2016

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Andrew Hem was born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide. His paintings now illustrate a search for inner peace, mindfulness, seeking balance between east and west. He was originally featured on September 2010.
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Bharti Kher

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April 14, 2016

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Bharti Kher is a fine artist who lives and works in New Delhi, India. Majority of her sculptures and installations explores and challenges cultural misunderstandings and social taboos of modern society.
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EK Sketchbook: Nicholas Di Genova

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April 13, 2016

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Nicholas Di Genova has been featured, interviewed, and has participated in one of our roundtables. Through his work he's proven himself to be incredibly talented, portraying colorful and exotic creatures of his some horror fantasy dreamworld. Hiw words portray him as clever, insightful, and intelligent. As part of our ongoing Sketchbook series he has shown us a peak into the mind behind all that work and all those words. Humor, intrigue, art! He's got it all, folks.
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EK Interview: James Rawson

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April 11, 2016

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James Rawson identifies the spoils of popular culture and its devastating/distracting effects. His boisterous paintings involve issues of digital voyeurism and they question the fulfillment that voyeurs receive from their action. Through this, Rawson explores the ubiquities of society and detachments from reality. Check out more of Rawson's work at the EK Shop and his feature !
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Henrietta Harris

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April 10, 2016

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New Zealand based artist Henrietta Harris' paintings often involve portraits with a departure into the surreal, with faces skillfully obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke. She primarily works with watercolor paint on paper.
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Robert Fawcett

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April 7, 2016

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Robert Fawcett (1903–1967) was an illustrator who was originally trained as a fine artist but with poor pay and political infighting of the fine arts world, he decided to commit himself to commercial art, where he was successful. He was slightly color blind with a strong eye for detail.
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EK Sketchbook: Raphaël Vicenzi

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April 6, 2016

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We featured Raphaël Vicenze back in 2010 and interviewed him in 2012 so it's been a while since we saw anything from him. We thought it would be a great time to get in touch with him and see what he had going on. His work pops off the page, more a parade of images than a series of paintings. He's agreed to participate in our Sketchbook series so without further ado we present a look behind the scenes at his work!
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EK Interview: Susannah Martin

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April 4, 2016

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Susannah Martin exposes the human form in naturalistic and photo realistic scenes. On canvas, her vividly painted subjects interact with land and animal and express a contemplative curiosity. Through them, Martin speaks to themes such as the German political landscape and she makes clear her rich understanding of the history of art. Empty Kingdom first featured her works in March 2013.
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Close Your Eyes and Think of England

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April 3, 2016

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“Close Your Eyes and Think of England” is a photography/installation series from Hannah Farrell who is based out of Manchester, UK.
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Kamerian

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April 1, 2016

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Kamerian is an illustrator/graphic designer based out of Japan. These images are NSFW.
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EK Sketchbook: Heidi Taillefer

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March 30, 2016

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We've featured Heidi Taillefer twice, and interviewed her to boot! Her work is packed with nuance and meaning and is extremely diverse in it's content. Where does it all come from? As part of the EK Sketchbook series she's honored us with a peek behind the scenes, at the work that goes on before she begins a piece. Take a look inside her mind!
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Floriane de Lassée

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March 29, 2016

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“No matter whether it’s Paris or Istanbul. I do not photograph cities, but an imaginary city that inhabits each megalopolis. It is the product of the man’s excesses, his genius, his madness. The city exceeds the overflow. She is about to devour us.” -Floriane de Lassée, Paris, France
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