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Among The Missing

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April 22, 2014

art blog - Josh Hagler - Maja Ruznic - Empty Kingdom
Joshua Hagler was previously featured on October 2010 and interviewed on July 2012. In line with our promise, we bring you the latest on this talented artist, this time alongside partner and collaborator Maja Ruznic, with their first two-person exhibition. The show entitled Among The Missing will be featured at the Jack Fischer Gallery from May 3rd through the 31st. Hagler and Ruznic will present work from their book Drift, which documents the three months the pair spent in 2013 traveling through Eastern and Western Europe and Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
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Daehyun Kim Returns

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April 15, 2014

art blog - Daehyun Kim - empty kingdom
Daehyun Kim AKA Moonassi has been featured on December 2010 and on July 2012. His surreal figures and minimalist lines portray a unique interpretation of relationships and interactions between two subjects and the universe at large.
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Alexander Biserama Becherer

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April 10, 2014

art blog - Alexander Biserama Becherer - empty kingdom
Alexander Biserama Becherer is a tremendously talented artist with a repertoire of sculptures unlike any I've seen before. This German sculptor uses an array of materials such as hardened polystyrene, wood and metal to shape muti-dimensional clusters of words and images with impressive size and intricacy.
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AJ Fosik (REVISIT)

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April 3, 2014

Art blog - AJ Fosik - Empty Kigndom
Always a privilege to post about an EK veteran! Believe me, our borderline-unhealthy infatuation with the incredible craftsmanship of AJ Fosik is perfectly justified. The impeccable detail and composition in his wooden sculptures,  has landed him on our site several times including two features (one on February 2010 and one on November 2011) an interview and a spot on EK's top 100 list consecutively on 2010 and 2011.
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Nuno Moreira

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April 1, 2014

art blog - Nuno Moreira - empty kingdom
Nuno Moreira is a talented photographer from Portugal currently residing in Tokyo. His most recent work, a book titled "State of Mind." is a superb collection of private moments with the human condition.  With well calculated  shadows, focal points and composition, each image touches on a unique intimacy of the moment it's capturing. His book is currently available on his website.
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Eric Wert

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March 27, 2014

art blog - Eric Wert - empty kingdom
Eric Wert is a talented painter currently residing in Portland, Oregon.  His still life work shows incredible attention to detail and texture while the subjects themselves represent a balance between beauty and disorder.  His work is currently being represented by Gallery Henoch in NYC and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA.
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Dorian Vallejo

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March 20, 2014

art blog - Dorian Vallejo - empty kingdom
Artist Dorian Vallejo creates a visual representation of the struggles of humanity through a beautiful ethereal dance within a subconscious world. The colors and floating figures in his works create a metaphor for our pursuit of balance between the different aspects of our persona.
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Ryan Heshka

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March 18, 2014

art blog - Ryan Heshka - empty kingdom
Canadian artist Ryan Heshka creates crazy surreal work straight out of science fiction horror flicks with a vintage flare. His marvelous illustrations are inspired by antiquated comics and pulp magazines.
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Kikyz1313

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March 13, 2014

art blog - Kikyz1313 - empty kingdom
Kikyz1313 is an incredibly talented illustrator from Queretaro, Mexico. She arranges a combination of textures using macabre images of carcasses and cadavers with the innocence of children and nature.
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Tasha Lewis Returns

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March 11, 2014

art bog - Tasha Lewis - empty kingdom
Tasha Lewis is a talented mixed media artist previously featured for her guerrilla cyanotype Butterfly Installations in 2012 and her sculpture series Moments of Thaw in 2013. Her most recent series consist of handsewn collage sculptures using toned cyanotype and Inkodye prints of photographs that assemble into each figure.
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Robert Sammelin

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February 27, 2014

art blog - Robert Sammelin - empty kingdom
Comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator Robert Sammelin has a knack for drawing some bad ass ladies. His concept art has realized the likes of the Battlefield series as well as numerous other video games, comic books, covers for books and magazines.
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Kehinde Wiley

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February 25, 2014

art blog - Kehinde Wiley - empty kingdom
As you can tell from the image above, Kehinde Wiley is both fabulous and talented. His subjects are brilliantly matched against their colorful intricate backgrounds. He was previously featured on March 2010, for his portrait of African Togetherness as part of the unity uniform campaign for African National Football teams created by PUMA.
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Jaume Montserrat

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February 20, 2014

art blog - Jaume Montserrat - empty kingdom
  Barcelona based artist Jaume Montserrat creates a series of hollow unraveling animals entitled "Emptyland." This collection is based on a dream he once had, of harmonious creatures  that lived without necessities and therefor fear. He illustrates the peaceful coexistence among what would seem like perfect beings and what that emptiness and lack of desire could look like.
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Sal Jones

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February 18, 2014

art blog - Sal Jones - empty kingdom
London based artist Sal Jones uses fictional characters as subjects to depict honest expressions of human emotions. Both of his oil series, Leading Ladies and Boys In Blue, display the vulnerability in each portrait by drawing from the best source of human emotional range, dramatic cinema. Oh the sweet irony.
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Ricardo Fernandez Ortega

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February 13, 2014

art blog - Ricardo Fernandez Ortega - Empty Kingdom
Ricardo Fernandez Ortega is a modern day artist whose work encompasses the ethereal and surreal beauty of classical paintings while incorporating contemporary elements and techniques. This tremendously talented artist hails from Durango, Mexico.
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John Reuss

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February 11, 2014

art blog - John Reuss - Empty Kingdom
John Reuss has a particular eye for contorting yet appreciating the human form through his work.  Using two opposing yet mimetic subjects, anatomy and abstraction, this Denmark based artist brings us a collection of portraits that mix reality with surrealism.
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Jason Bard Yarmosky revisit

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February 6, 2014

art blog - Jason Bard Yarmosky - empty kingdom
I'd be lying if I said I haven't been impatiently waiting to re-visit Jason Yarmosky's awesome portraits since he was first featured on February 2011. Subjects like these already have a tremendous amount of tenderness, yet Yarmosky's talent and style add a beautiful honesty and lightheartedness to the subject of aging and the self reflection that comes with it.
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Josh Farria

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February 4, 2014

art blog - Josh Farria - empty kingdom
San Francisco based photographer Josh Farria's work is a rich collection of images that seamlessly offset a classic and soulful feel with a raw, gritty touch of reality. With each intimate portrait, there is a timelessness encapsulated in his uniquely beautiful subjects and their urban settings.
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Jeremy Dennis

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January 30, 2014

art blog - Jeremy Dennis - empty kingdom
The argument on our dependency/affinity with technology can go either way but one can't deny that photographer Jeremy Dennis captures a significant phenomenon that has come along in recent years. Negative or not, Dennis' subjects are experiencing private moments that fully isolates them from their surroundings. Their complete submersion allowed him to set up a perfect portrait of each unsuspecting character in his series "Cell."
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Connie Lim

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January 28, 2014

art blog - Connie Lim - empty kingdom
LA based designer and illustrator Connie Lim merges fashion and fine art to create a beautiful and multitudinous series of playing cards. Each unique piece incorporates confidant, strong women with Lim's delicate yet bold artistic style and high end designs.
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