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Kim Hyun-Jung

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June 19, 2017

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South Korean artist Kim Hyun-Jung breaks the media's stereotype of traditional Korean women by painting her portraits with a more modern day and honest approach. She isn't afraid to paint against what society suggests as "acceptable" Confucius behavior, instead she portrays her own personal pleasures. "So now I introduce my works as the Korean genre painting of the 21st century." -Kim Hyun-Jung
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Lu Cong: Artist Update

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June 8, 2017

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Lu Cong is widely known for her beautiful oil portraiture series, especially on Empty Kingdom. We've featured Lu numerous times within the past few years. This time around, we're pleased to share with you her watercolor series mixed with ink and graphite that's printed on cotton rag paper. Visit her website to view and purchase her fascinating prints.
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Milena Huhta

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June 1, 2017

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Milena Huhta is an illustrator based out of Helsinki, Finland who mixes together elements of 90's shōjo manga, sci-fi scenarios, contemporary fashion and Asian folklore. She create worlds filled with conflicted and melancholy characters. Amazing colorful & psychedelic work. I love it.
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Hiroko Shiina

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May 23, 2017

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The many psychedelic and experimental portraits captured by Hiroko Shiina revolves around death. The artist based out of Tokyo explores the metaphysical essence of each existence. Whether it's a dream, nightmare, or reality, Hiroko continues to dig deep portraying the dark beautiful mysteries of our consciousness .
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Li Hui+

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May 3, 2017

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Out of all photographers and artists on Empty Kingdom, Chinese photographer Li Hui has probably been featured on Empty Kingdom the most. This is currently her 6th feature, and we really love her. You can always taste the earthly colors captured by Hui and the beautiful ethereal tones continue to transcend our viewing experience.
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Andy Feltham

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April 30, 2017

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Andy Feltham is a photographer from the United Kingdom who's body of work whispers volumes with an incredible vision for abstract and nominal aesthetics.
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Veronika Gilková

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April 26, 2017

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Slovakian photographer Veronika Gilková's body of work captures the natural world under the influence of various light effects/smoke. They have a dreamy and atmospheric quality that leaves the viewer in a meditative and melancholic state.
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Kersti K

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April 23, 2017

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Kersti K is a photographic artist. She grew up in a Swedish forest, far from civilization. Her work builds on the loneliness and otherworldliness that she felt as a kid. A feeling that the world around her is a strange and magical place where she does not completely belong. A place that cannot be described by words.
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Dani Soon

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April 17, 2017

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Dani Soon was born in a small remote town in Korea in 1991. Living in such a remote town meant there was not much to do, so books and drawing became her biggest pastime enjoyment. Being at one with Mother Nature also allowed her imagination to run wild and the rustic environment had a critical impact on her decision to be an artist. Even though she now lives in a hectic city, she still draws inspiration from reading books and working outside which allows her to absorb her natural surroundings.
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Maya Beano

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April 13, 2017

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Maya Beano is a photographer based out of London with a beautiful ethereal touch. She experiments on 35mm film and uses variety of methods to achieve final results.
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Taj Tenfold

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April 6, 2017

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Taj Francis grew up and is a resident of the island of Jamaica, and has been doing art for as long as he can remember. He creates his vibrant portraits by pen & ink as well as brush & ink and spray paint. His artwork inspired by music and a passion for what he does makes enables him continue to grow in his skill.
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Marat Safin: Revisit

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April 3, 2017

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Marat Safin was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 who shot portraits over serene landscapes. Since then the Russian photographer's work has evolved to more nudes with a lot of cigarettes. Any art direction Marat chooses always ends up being beautiful and ethereal. Images are NSFW.
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Yuichi Ikehata

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March 9, 2017

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Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata's series 'Fragments of Long Term Memory' sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”
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Roby Dwi Antono

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March 2, 2017

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Roby Dwi Antono is a surrealist painter based out of Yogyakarta, Indonesia who is also a graphic designer by profession. A lot of his work have a connection with classical renaissance paintings that results to his own contemporary juxtaposition. He is heavily influenced by Mark Ryden and Marion Peck.
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Ren Hang (1987-2016)

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February 25, 2017

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Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and always beautiful. He will be severely missed. RIP…
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Megumi Toyosawa

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February 20, 2017

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Megumi Toyosawai is an oil painter who depicts the social struggles and the everyday pressures of a Japanese high school teenager.
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Esther Sarto

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February 13, 2017

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Esther Sarto is a gouache and watercolor painter based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. A lot of Sarto's work combines elements of mother earth by coinciding them with our personal & social aspects of our lives.
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Weronika Izdebska: Artist Update

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January 30, 2017

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Weronika Izdebska aka ‘ovors’ is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based out of Łódź, Poland. She was featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 and she continues to reproduce these emotions and aesthetics through subtle inner space and silence.
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Lynn Nguyen

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January 19, 2017

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Lynn Nguyen is a visual artist, Illustrator & sometimes videographer from Sydney, Australia. She is very influenced by folklore, vampire films and the era of Dark Romanticism. In her free time, she also enjoys making gifs and digitally corrupting and deconstructing files using a binary editor.
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Angela Buron

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January 9, 2017

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Angela Buron is a photographer based out of Spain who shoots contorted and deformed portraits in surreal juxtapositions. She raises the basic metaphysical and fundamental idea of what the true meaning and relationship is with our body.
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