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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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Ewa Juszkiewicz

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January 2, 2017

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Ewa Juszkiewicz’s dialectic between creation and destruction has been present since she started her cycle based on old masterpieces created between the Renaissance and the 19th century. She processes, i.e. destroys and recreates, familiar female portraits by depriving them of their obviousness and familiar order, and thus creates her own galleries of new images. Ewa Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.
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Laura Zalenga

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December 18, 2016

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Laura Zalenga is a [self-]portrait-artist from Southern Germany. She states that photography is a clear visual language which has the ability to tell stories by it's raw and honest emotions. Laura also uses this medium as a form of therapy by healing herself and others.
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Joshua Flint

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December 12, 2016

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Joshua Flint’s work is based on images curated from many sources such as digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media platforms. The paintings fluctuate between the familiar and the unknown while simultaneously including the past and present. By rearranging the hierarchy of elements, the paintings become fictions that allow for countless interpretations.
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Mark Heine

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December 8, 2016

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"I am a storyteller. My art is the expression of a carefully chosen moment, captured from a larger narrative. This story is constantly playing, moving forward and changing, as each painting alters the course of the narrative. As it ignites my imagination for the next. So the road is never a straight line." -Mark Heine, Victoria, BC
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Zhou Fan

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November 30, 2016

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Feast your eyes on mind melting landscapes from Zhou Fan aka Chou Fan. The artist is based out of Shanghai, China, who typically paints with acrylics. We previously featured another one his bizarre yet beautiful illustrated series back in May 2010.
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Beata Chrzanowska

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November 12, 2016

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Beata Chrzanowska's works encompass what a tender dance between color and form would look like. Highly realistic yet minimal, her painted figures naturally coexist among sharp spontaneous geometry.
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