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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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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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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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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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SBTRKT: Save Yourself [New EP]

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March 26, 2016

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SBTRKT just surprised us with an 8 track EP (he's not claiming it an album) entitled 'Save Yourself'. It somewhat resembles his first album but low-key, dreary, dreamy, and a bit atmospheric. Noticable tracks: Bury You, TBD, and Gemini. Hear the album after the break, and tell us what you think.
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Redd Walitzki Revisit

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March 24, 2016

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Redd Walitzki’s vivid muses are influenced by the glamour of high-fashion, while often exploring the darker side of human impact on ecology. Walitzki was originally featured back in May 2013.
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Maria Svarbova

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March 19, 2016

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Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova's latest series entitled 'Swimming Pool' resembles a dreamlike reality which focuses on minimalism and purity. Expect to see a lot more of her work on Empty Kingdom soon.
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Hansol Choi

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March 15, 2016

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Hansol Choi aka Rala is a South Korean photographer who's beautiful use of saturated colors specifically within atmospheric negative spaces are reminiscent of classic pop paintings.
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Conrad Jon Godly

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March 9, 2016

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You can just feel and sense all the little details and eccentricities of Conrad Jon Godly's brushstrokes. The Swiss artist recreates the Swiss Alps by using intimidating amount of paint. From a distance, his paintings look heavily rendered meanwhile up-close you get a real taste of what's really going on.
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Artist Update: Ray Caesar

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March 1, 2016

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Ray Caesar's portraits frequently involve childlike creatures with physical deformities and grotesque elements set against a fairy tale backdrop of darkness and sexual innuendos. He was one of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 artists in 2012 was featured regularly in the past.
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Mark Thompson

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February 27, 2016

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Mark Thompson is a painter based out of the U.K. who develops and ultimately ‘makes‘ a version of the world seen through the isolation of his personal memories. The filter of his memory appears to retain only what is personally important, and the inevitable mix of his own history and experience fills in the gaps.
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Johnson Tsang: Artist Update

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February 21, 2016

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Johnson Tsang is a highly imaginative, witty, and dark porcelain sculptor based out of Hong Kong. He was previously featured in October and April 2013. Tsang continues to innovate and create otherworldly juxtapositions.
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Shaun Downey

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February 18, 2016

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Shaun Downey’s portraits draw on influences as varied as Dutch masters and comic books, grounding a centuries-long tradition of figure painting firmly in the present. Employing a realist style, Downey creates emotionally evocative portraits, mostly of women, in fully realized settings where the figure’s face and mood are equally informed by their environment.
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Fusion Frames by Darryl Cox

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February 12, 2016

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Darryl Cox spends his days in Central Oregon forest searching for the ideal tree branch to blend with frames. Each distinct project involves woodworking, painting, and a bit of sculpting. He creates a limited 20-30 pieces per year.
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Gabriel Dawe Revisit

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February 3, 2016

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Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico.
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Kip Omolade

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January 31, 2016

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Kip Omolade is a painter based out of Harlem, New York who paints diovadiova chrome portraits. Initially he starts off by molding and casting each model’s face by reworking the cast plaster sculpture, producing a version in resin and adding a chrome layer. The final sculpture serves as a model for his hyper-realistic oil paintings.
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Petros Koublis

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January 27, 2016

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Greek photographer Petros Koublis captures portraits of living organism other than humans in vast terrains. He also shoots desolate landscapes with very powerful and minimalistic aesthetics. His first book entitled INLANDS was published last year.
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Thomas Devaux Revisit

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January 23, 2016

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Thomas Devaux is a photographer based out of Paris, France who was featured on Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 Artist in 2013. His visionary approach to the world of fashion is always overwhelming, experimental, and atmospheric. His images often portray several clouded unique layers which recomposes the subject leaving the viewer's wandering eyes for more.
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Paintings by Mike Dargas

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January 13, 2016

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Mike Dargas is a hyper-realistic portrait painter who lives and works out of Cologne, Germany.
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Matthew Saba

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January 9, 2016

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Matthew Saba is a painter based out of Denver, Colorado who is obsessed with the frailty of light and the texture of paint. The rendering between his strokes tend to disperse or fade, which really brings out a peculiar incomplete finish to his work. "Sometimes things fall apart for the better." -Matthew Saba.
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