EK Interview: Ariana Page Russell

Ariana Page Russell is an artist who draws her inspiration from the distinctive qualities of her skin. She has dermatographia, which makes her flesh hypersensitive, leaving red welts wherever pressure is applied. She discusses some of the unique dynamics that arise from having her own body so intimately linked to her art.

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Harpa Einarsdottir aka Ziska

You know, we’re often so quick to give the title of most bizarre to the Japanese that we forget all about their European counterparts in Scandinavia. Multimedia artist Harpa Einarsdottir aka Ziska reminds me that weird breeds everywhere, especially in Iceland.

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EK Interview: MIRU KIM

We’re gunning for an interview with every artist listed in our Top 100, but this particular one will hold a special place in my personal vault. Miru Kim’s Naked City Spleen series is probably the most audacious of all the art I’ve come across on the inter-tubes. Plus she’s legit enough to have had her…

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EK Interview: Derek Gores

We covered Derek Gores’ dope collage art in this post, and also featured him in our 2010’s Top 100. We recently got in touch and he told us about an upcoming show he has in LA. Never ones to miss an opportunity, we offered to give him a plug in exchange for an interview. Some…

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Daniele Manoli // Animated Alphabet

Daniele Manoli is a Swedish-born director/designer/illustrator & animator based in Hong Kong. He found EK and linked us his fantastic DIY project, where he made a short clip for each letter of the alphabet. He shot with a handycam and did all the post-production himself. His stylist, Phoebe Tong, provided the outfits and made all…

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Jason deCaires Taylor Update

We previously showcased Jason deCaires Taylor here, as well as including him in Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 of 2010. Jason recently contacted us with some new work that he’d like to share, and he is still cranking out really impressive stuff.

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Geliografic

Geliografic Studio is an immensely talented collective of Russian artists, illustrators, and graphic designers. Based out of Moscow, they seek to infuse their country’s artistic tradition and style in all their work.

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Martin Ouellette

Martin Oeullete’s paintings are inspired by photos of common objects decaying in the urban landscape. His works observe the transition from mass-produced objects to trash.

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