“I am primarily interested in exploring ideas and images of uncertainty in places that exist underneath the exteriors of everyday life. I want the work to deliver an experience that is unavoidably human – something to make us think, feel and ask questions.” –Paul Cristina
Marianna Ignataki’s watercolor practice enables her to enter a vague, subliminal world, filled with images of her own mythology. Her work ranges from minimalistic scenes and portraits to exaggerated, kitsch, Rococo inspired compositions.
Believe it or not there are photographers who still shoot with film. Polish photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski is one them and really knows how to pull the trigger as well. Lukasz is no stranger to Empty Kingdom. The artist’s been featured on this website numerous times now and it was about time we give the interwebs…
Mayuko Fujino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City. Inspired by Japanese traditional stencil textile designs, she has been practicing her art since 1999 and takes a new approach to paper cutout technique by combining it with used magazine collage and other used/found materials.
Adam Martinakis is a digital artist based out of Athens, Greece who primarily works in 3D. He creates humanoids & environments in a surreal, hyper-realistic, and abstract conditions. Check out our exclusive interview with Martinakis back in August 2012.
Emi Adachi‘s work of art gives off something rather refreshing when it comes to using an “old-fashioned” Japanese color palette. Her paintings of children and cats who coexist so naturally reminds me of my (I’m Korean) childhood nursery books but with an aura that’s a bit more odd and unusual. Be sure to check out…
Can Dagarslani was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in December 2013. He graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art in Istanbul, Turkey and became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. Some images are NSFW.