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Spy Name: Oswald Kazoo

My name is Oswald Kazoo. I run a lunar petting zoo. We specialize in organisms from planets of mass one order of magnitude less than Terran Standard. Tuesdays are free for all children 9 orbits and under so come on by!

Location:

Zone H5, Luna

Recent Posts By: the blind architect

EK Interview: Nuno Moreira

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May 18, 2016

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Nuno Moreira's dark art is stirring and beautifu. His most recent series ZONA is an existentialist exploration of dreams, art, and of course, meaning both conscious and unconscious. Check out his interview!
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EK Sketchbook: Russ Mills

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April 27, 2016

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Russ Mills has been interviewed and featured twice. We've loved his work since the first day we saw it and our Sketchbook Series has given us an opportunity to look into the work that goes on behind the scenes. Take a look for yourself:
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EK Sketchbook: Justin Van Genderen

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April 20, 2016

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The art of Justin Van Genderen makes me want to climb into a spaceship and rocket and blast into the sky. We've featured and interviewed him, we've fallen in love with his work and now he's given us a peek into the work that goes on behind the scenes. Take a look:
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EK Sketchbook: Nicholas Di Genova

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April 13, 2016

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Nicholas Di Genova has been featured, interviewed, and has participated in one of our roundtables. Through his work he's proven himself to be incredibly talented, portraying colorful and exotic creatures of his some horror fantasy dreamworld. Hiw words portray him as clever, insightful, and intelligent. As part of our ongoing Sketchbook series he has shown us a peak into the mind behind all that work and all those words. Humor, intrigue, art! He's got it all, folks.
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EK Sketchbook: Raphaël Vicenzi

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April 6, 2016

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We featured Raphaël Vicenze back in 2010 and interviewed him in 2012 so it's been a while since we saw anything from him. We thought it would be a great time to get in touch with him and see what he had going on. His work pops off the page, more a parade of images than a series of paintings. He's agreed to participate in our Sketchbook series so without further ado we present a look behind the scenes at his work!
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EK Sketchbook: Heidi Taillefer

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March 30, 2016

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We've featured Heidi Taillefer twice, and interviewed her to boot! Her work is packed with nuance and meaning and is extremely diverse in it's content. Where does it all come from? As part of the EK Sketchbook series she's honored us with a peek behind the scenes, at the work that goes on before she begins a piece. Take a look inside her mind!
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EK Interview: Louie Van Patten

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March 28, 2016

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Louie Van Patten's paintings are dark and moving. They reveal parts of us we see at the last moment when we turn away from the mirror, the parts we know are there but often can't, or won't. They are colorful, vibrant, loudly emotive, and they plumb some of the deepest parts of the human condition. Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Shae Detar

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March 25, 2016

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Shae Detar's photography portrays the world she wishes to see. Borrowing from the surreality of nature, Shae paints photographs in brilliant pastels, making work that is visually stunning. Her models are predominantly naked, taking the photographs out of time, and giving them an other worldly sensation that, to quote Goldilocks, is just right. Check out her interview for more about how rad she is:
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EK Sketchbook: Christy Lee Rogers

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March 23, 2016

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Christy Lee Rogers has both been featured and interviewed on Empty Kingdom. Her work is amazing, deep, and beautiful. For the EK Sketchbook series she has given us a peek behind the scenes, at her notebook, some work in progress, and the photographs that inform and shape her pieces.
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EK Interview: Hobby Buddies

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March 21, 2016

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The world of Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini is a foray into the diverse microcosms that we as humans all inhabit. At the microscopic level, their photography showcases a number of groups of people, all unique on a personal level, brought together by a single passion. On a macroscopic level, it speaks to the human condition, that despite our differences we can find common ground in our unique experiences. Their work revels in the human experience, and the story each of us has to tell.
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EK Interview: Mojo Wang

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March 18, 2016

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Mojo Wang is an illustrator whose work is thought provoking, addressing deep and powerful emotions, loss, emptiness, personal emotions. Across the board, Mojo's stark depictions of the world are intense and poingant.
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EK Sketchbook: Murat Germen

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March 16, 2016

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Murat Germen's experimental photography has portrayed a vision of cities that is novel and colorful. He's been featured and interviewed and now he has offered us a vision into his work as it progresses, for his part in the Empty Kingdom Sketchbook series he shows us an inside look at his new series, Touch Forever. Take a peek:
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EK Interview: Stephanie Henderson

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March 14, 2016

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The work of Stephanie Henderson is steeped in symbology and meaning. Her dark and mysterious pieces make me stare in thought, wondering what was going on in her mind when she painted them, and what's going on in the piece itself.
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EK Interview: Julien Mauve

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March 11, 2016

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Damn but do I love the photography of Julien Mauve. His range is immense, discussing everything from the future of our society and world in his ethereal and haunting abandoned cities, to the lost innocence we seem to have forgotten, to the darkness of the world and the futility of our attempts to drive that darkness away. Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

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March 7, 2016

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Evelyn Bencicova's photography is at once unnerving and beautiful in its symmetry, it makes a mockery of the human ability to over indulge cooperation. Her colors, whether brilliant red or quiet gray, pop out of the photograph, screaming into your eyes at the speed of light, but seemingly faster. My, oh my is her work something to marvel at. Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Gabriel Grun

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March 4, 2016

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Gabriel Grun's work is heavily influenced by renaissance and baroque paintings and it shows. Openly sexual, and unabashed about everything that he wants it to be, Gabriel's work is a world of fantasy, of the myths and legends of humanity laid out in full color, full splendor. Colorful and gorgeous, his paintings draw you into their warm, waiting arms and hold you there.
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EK Sketchbook: Alex Andreyev

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March 2, 2016

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As part of our Sketchbook series we have sought to put together art from all kinds of artists, sketchbooks don't have to be physical to represent the work that goes on behind the scenes and up until the point in time when a piece of art is finished. In that vein we present the digital sketchbook of Alex Andreyev, a fantastic illustrator who has been featured and interviewed for Empty Kingdom. Check out some of his process images and thoughts:
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EK Interview: Ben Young

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February 29, 2016

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Ben Young is self taught, his sculptures capture the ocean in its quiet moments, the solitude and humility one feels when confronted by something so immense and unyielding. Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Lauren Marx

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February 26, 2016

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My oh my do I love the work of Lauren Marx. Violent, brutal, unrestrained, her art makes me feel primal and stirs something ancient and normally restrained within me. Colorful, beautiful, and elegant, her content is a contradiction, carnal yet refined. And as a person she is deep, insightful, and honest. Her interview is touching and a damn good read:
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EK Interview: Joel Rea

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February 22, 2016

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The world of Joel Rea's art is vast and overwhelming, in both scope and meaning. Where does the dream stop, and the real begin? Who knows, as Joel stitches the two together so seamlessly, ice clad rocks, starry and cloud filled skies alluding to a harsh nature, an untamed world foreign to humans. Tigers, powerful and scary to a lone human. And in the middle of it all, men and women, clad in the trappings of modern society, out of place in the real, at home in the surreal. Check out his interview for more more more and existential exploration to boot!
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