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EK Interview: Debra Hampton

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April 20, 2012

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Debra Hampton is a collage crackerjack with as much to say in words as she does in pictures.
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EK Interview: Ariana Page Russell

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April 19, 2012

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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

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April 5, 2011

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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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Alexandr Ladanivs’kyy

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March 15, 2011

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  Couldn't find much info on Alexandr Ladanivs'kyy, but this Ukrainian photographer has some interesting stuff. Jacked from inspix.net.
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EK Interview: MIRU KIM

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March 12, 2011

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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 own TED talk but she still took the time to give really thorough answers to our questions. Her newest series, The Pig That Therefore I Am, is fascinating in all its aspects, from its visual shock to the thoughts that guided the experiment. Hit the jump as we pick her magnificent brain.
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EK Interview: Jung-Yeon Min

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March 9, 2011

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Our previous post on Jung-Yeon Min was one of our most popular last year. We hit her up with some questions. Hit the jump for her answers.
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Warhol ReImagined: The New Factory

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March 9, 2011

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  For our Bay Area audience, check out the brand new group show, Warhol ReImagined: The New Factory, curated by warholian.com. 59 local artists will be giving the timeless work of Warhol a contemporary spin. Hit the jump for all the info.
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EK Interview: Derek Gores

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March 8, 2011

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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 of his answers were really insightful and should be highly relevant to aspiring artists of all stripes. Always awesome to see the artists we dig getting success. Hit the jump to read on, as well as a video sneak peep of him at work
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Florian Kuhlmann

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March 1, 2011

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Florian Kuhlmann is a German collage artist. He mines the internet for images and puts them together in Photoshop. Some of these took months.
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Daniele Manoli // Animated Alphabet

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February 25, 2011

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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 the props and accessories. Remarkable talent and creativity; plus he digs us too. What's not to like? Hit the jump for all 26 videos.
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Jason deCaires Taylor Update

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February 22, 2011

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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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mcwolles // Escher Waterfall

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February 18, 2011

I don't know who this guy is, but he is a mad scientist artist hybrid. Skip to 40 seconds.
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Geliografic

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February 17, 2011

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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

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February 15, 2011

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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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Robert Piontek // Tiny Planet Photography

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February 9, 2011

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Robert Piontek's distinctive tiny planets photography is spiffy as hell. He takes a bunch of images standing in one spot and then stitches them together using software. Sweet stuff from Germany.
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Evan Campbell

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February 1, 2011

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Evan Campbell is a sculptor from California. Hit the jump to see some really gnarly pieces.
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Serge Mendzhiyskogo

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January 27, 2011

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Serge Mendzhiyskogo is a Russian artist. He takes a crapload of photos of the same city and then cuts them into strips and puts them back together collage-style to get the very distinctive look in his pieces. My Google-fu couldn't locate a homepage, but please enjoy what was found.
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Lori Nix

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January 25, 2011

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Lori Nix is a New York-based photographer. She creates dioramas and takes photos of them, claiming no digital manipulation in any of them.
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Mike Libby // Insect Lab

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January 20, 2011

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Mike Libby is an American artist whose Insect Lab series is a collision between steampunk and entomology.
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EK Interview: Federico Bebber

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January 19, 2011

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We featured Federico Bebber previously here. Hit the jump to peep our interview with the artist himself.
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