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Stephanie Pearl

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July 28, 2016

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Stephanie Pearl is a photographer based out of London with dark and otherworldly approach. While bound to the forest, she photo-manipulates the strange, fragile, and beautiful.
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Hisatomi Tadahiko Revisit

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July 21, 2016

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We had the honor of featuring Hisatomi Tadahiko as one of the Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artists of 2011. The photographer based out of Tokyo strictly shoots with 35mm film.
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Egene Koo

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July 13, 2016

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Egene Koo is a South Korean painter who's studied in London and in her native country.
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ZeenChin

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July 10, 2016

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Malaysian illustrator who's known as ZeenChin creates vibrant and colorful imaginative worlds revolving around asian folklore. ZeenChin finds a balance between dark and child-like themes that seems outlandish but each painting really comes to life.
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Lovis Ostenrik

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June 23, 2016

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German based artist Lovis Ostenrik's photography series entitled 'Vexconcav' is a sculptural view of the human body.
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Ye Fei

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June 12, 2016

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Ye Fei is a Chinese photographer with a beautiful minimal approach. Fei's simplification between natural light and shadows lead to a subtle harmonious finish.
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Yuri Shwedoff

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May 30, 2016

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Yuri Shwedoff is a painter based out of Moscow, Russia, who forms post-apocalyptical themes through fantasy and science-fiction. Each of Yuri’s paintings in one way or another connects with us, leaving behind a melancholy and bittersweet impression.
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Claudio Oliverio

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May 23, 2016

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Claudio Oliverio is a photographer based out of Berlin, Germany. He was previously featured on September 2010. These images are NSFW.
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Thomas Cain

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May 18, 2016

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Thomas Cain is an illustrator based out of Milan, Italy.
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Louis Dazy

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May 12, 2016

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Louis Dazy is a photographer based out of Melbourne, Australia, with a beautiful ethereal color palette and a double exposure technique.
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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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