Born Just Now with Robert Adanto

Robert Adanto’s new art documentary Born Just Now delves into the life and performance work of Marta Jovanović, a Belgrade-based artist struggling to cope with the pain accompanying the end of an eight-year marriage. Through several performances, she seeks confront and liberate her own pain in the name of art.

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EK MoviePass Interview with Ted Farnsworth

If you’re a cinephile that enjoys going to movies on a regular basis, your golden ticket to movie theater heaven has just arrived.. with a moviepass.com membership, you get to watch a movie a day.. every day if you want. All for $9.95 a month! *Wwhaaaattt???* No, this is not a joke, and it certainly…

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Jacqueline Secor Interview

We got a chance to interview an up-and-coming artist we believe has a depth and potential to be a very positive force for women, their bodies, and for the art world in general. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jacqueline Secor. She is a mixed media artist inspired by primitive art. Secor was born in the historical…

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Swiss Army Man: Review

Swiss Army Man, the debut feature film of the talented duo the Daniels (Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan) won the Sundance directing award and after viewing it, it is obvious why. The film is incredibly original, funny, charming, and heartfelt in so many ways. If you enjoy(ed) the trailer then you will be delighted and…

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EK SHOP: MICHAEL REEDY

Michael Reedy Michael Reedy is one of our favorite artists here at EK. His level of detail and seamless blending of mediums within each piece is really amazing to behold in person. We were fortunate to have Michael as part of one of our past shows, and he definitely commanded his space with the quality…

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EK Podcast: Lucien Shapiro

Lucien Shapiro is a dear dear friend of Empty Kingdom, one of the oldest and coolest. He is a badass sculptor and a very original, thoughtful human. In this episode we dive deep into his career. We interviewed him in the lobby of the Kabuki Hotel in SF. He is doing a nationwide tour of…

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MERKUR PRESENTS: Ayça Şen

Presented by Merkur Gallery -Şen, who sees the coincidences, come ups; shortly, the flow of life in its own rhythm as the flow of nature in its own rhythm, she considers ‘’Where to look from” a visual extension of personal confrontation and personal change. In this sense, when all conceptual explanations can be perceived as…

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Galleria Gum Presents: Camila Valdez

Galleria Gum, a fantastic gallery founded by Andrea Pasin, in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District (Florida) represents some talented artists doing great work. Here we highlight Camila Valdez, a young and emerging argentinian artist who creates hyper-realistic leggy dessert sculptures. When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats, Camila selects materials which highlight the bold…

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EK Podcast: Christine Wu

A truly delightful and insightful interview with the one and only Christine Wu (www.misschristinewu.com) who has a fantastic solo show currently showing at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles until Feb. 20th! Check it out! The podcast is a bit long but worth every second

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EK Podcast #2: N8 Van Dyke Interview

For the Empty Kingdom podcast’s second episode, we spent a pleasant hour with an old favorite of ours -the great Nate Van Dyke, legendary artist/illustrator, and the tallest, most pleasant beer drinking man we’ve ever met. We first interviewed him for the never released art documentary that was our first project before even the website…

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EK Podcast #1: Brett Amory

Surprise! EK has a motherf*cking podcast! Yes that’s right we are going to be doing in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest artists! First up: Brett Amory, an old friend of Empty Kingdom. We talk about the evolution of his career, his process, and the meaning behind his work. He currently has a solo show up…

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Cinematastica by Tomer Hanuka

Tomer Hanuka was previously featured here. He is an Illustrator and a comics artist. He also apparently has a brother who is also a talented illustrator. I don’t know who the older and it seems they get along but I wonder if they ever got in art wars growing up. “No you’re better!” “No YOU’RE…

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