Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. Her works are formed of thousand of ceramic shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations.
"The fundamental contradictions of the ceramic vessel and the human body are the same: they are objects of both strength and fragility, though, in the end, the ceramic object will always outlive us. This urgent attempt at immortality remains an essential appeal of ceramics to me. Why do I make what I make? I wish to tell stories that might outlive me." -Lauren Gallaspy, Helena, Montana
Weronika Gesicka born in 1984 in Włocławek (Poland). Graduated from the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography in the same city. An important part of her art is working with archive materials of various sources. These are both image banks or images found on the Internet and police archives or old press photography.
Brooke DiDonato was born and raised in Ohio, and is now based in New York City. She graduated with a degree in photojournalism from Kent State University in 2012. Her work explores the complexity of human perception and what happens when psychological anomalies manifest in reality.
Titus Kaphar's artworks interact with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums. Kaphar cuts, bends, sculpts and mixes the work of Classic and Renaissance painters, creating formal games and new tales between fiction and quotation. Titus Kaphar was previously featured back in April 2010.
"My works are an exploration of epics and myths across geography. I create mosaics of myths that question received histories that are available to us throughout culture. Derived from an attempt at self discovery and aimed towards solving contemporary strife created by a conflict of civilizations. this conflict is negated by locating a mythical strain of unanimity." -Rithika Merchant
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.
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.