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Veronika Gilková

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

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…

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Dani Soon

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…

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Maya Beano

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

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…

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Marat Safin: Revisit

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

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

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)

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…

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Esther Sarto

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

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

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

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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