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July 31, 2014

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Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don't know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming labor of love, and now, we have been blessed with this beautiful baby whose life it is our job to nurture and grow in a positive, impactful way. Our dream is to be a 90/10 company, meaning we donate 90% of our company's net income and keep only 10%. Take a moment to think about how retardedly difficult that sounds. There isn't a businessman in the world who'd invest in a business plan like that.
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EK Summer Art Show 2014

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June 18, 2014

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And after the smoke clears...we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported us, and all the artists both in the show and who came to the show (we hope to be working with all of you soon enough).
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Tatiana Plakhova Part II

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May 12, 2014

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"The main idea is to show a new way of “infographic” drawings. Because everything we see is biological, mathematical or geological information. It can also be cultural patterns or any other thing. Complexity Graphics works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony. I would describe them as infographic abstracts. This mathematical style helps me to illustrate everything from biological cell to the space and meditative worlds. That’s why I admire by math, because it’s everywhere and nowhere." -Tatiana Plakhova, Moscow, Russia
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Garden City Movement – Move On

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April 6, 2014

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Garden City Movement's latest music video entitled "Move On" features ambient tones and hypnotic beats tied in with a beautifully shot music video. Produced by INI-MA Productions and directed by Michael Moshonov and Lael Utnik. The video stars Yarden Toussia Cohen and Gloria Bess. Watch the video after the break!
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ECHO ╳ Lewis Arnold

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March 28, 2014

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ECHO is a cryptically challenging drama that ensnares both its characters and audience in tensely constructed atmosphere. Directed by Lewis Arnold and written by James Walker.
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LAMU ╳ Rivver & Mathieu Grimard

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March 20, 2014

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Music video LAMU invokes the talents of Montreal-based band Rivver and director Mathieu Grimard. A beautifully captured sequence of, what seemed like to me, separate splices from other potentially intriguing films. Check it all out after the jump!
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Skin ╳ Rae Morris & Nadia Marquard Otzen

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March 17, 2014

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UK singer / songwriter Rae Morris and Danish director Nadia Marquard Otzen deliver a black-and-white art gallery of moving sculptures in the music video for Skin. A playful and intricate combination / intersection of texture and movement. Check out more after the jump!
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The Babadook ╳ Jennifer Kent

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March 11, 2014

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“If it’s in a word or it’s in a book… You can’t get rid of The Babadook.” A creepy tagline for a psychologically menacing feature debut from Australian director Jennifer Kent. Check it all out after the jump!
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All Apologies ╳ Happiness & Adam Berg

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March 5, 2014

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Director Adam Berg teams up with mystery Swedish band Happiness to create the oh-so-melancholic heart string strumming music video All Apologies.
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JUNKYARD ╳ Hisko Hulsing

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March 2, 2014

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A terrible encounter invokes one man’s life to flash before his eyes, a moment that may be more important than he thinks. JUNKYARD is a wonderfully dark and dramatic piece of work by Hisko Hulsing.
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Enemy ╳ Denis Villeneuve

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February 28, 2014

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Director Denis Villeneuve (previously featured on EK for his amazing work on INCENDIES and short film NEXT FLOOR), continues to amaze after his english debut PRISONERS with the psychosexual mind-bender Enemy.
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PORTRAIT ╳ MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone)

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February 26, 2014

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A sequence of ghostly and hazy caricatures comprise PORTRAIT, the latest endeavor by MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone) (previously featured on EK for TOPO GLASSATO AL CIOCCOLATO).
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Girl Walk // All Day ╳ Jacob Krupnick

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February 24, 2014

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Girl Walk // All Day is a complex mesh of dance, documentation, music video, movement and above all happiness. An amazing feat of choreography and determination, directed by Jacob Krupnick and in association with Wild Combination.
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Cicada Princess ╳ Mauricio Baiocchi

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February 22, 2014

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VFX specialist Mauricio Baiocchi’s short film Cicada Princess adapts the perplexing natural lifecycle of these insects into a live-action animated fairytale. Check out the full stream right after the jump.
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“BEAUTY”

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February 21, 2014

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Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro animates and gives life to classical still paintings.
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Under the Skin ╳ Jonathan Glazer

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February 20, 2014

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Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (known for SEXY BEAST, BIRTH, Massive Attack’s KARMACOMA and Radiohead’s KARMA POLICE) presents his latest feature Under the Skin. A psychological piece that coldly observes humanity and sexuality through the gaze of an opposing outside force. Get more goosebumps after the jump.
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SYMMETRY / A Palindromic Film ╳ Yann Pineill

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February 18, 2014

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Yann Pineill’s latest short film SYMMETRY - A Palindromic Film is exactly that. An intriguing experiment in editing tricks and drama-romance narratives. Definitely check it out after the jump!
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Be Around ╳ The Peach Kings & Paul Trillo

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February 10, 2014

Art Blog - The Peach Kings, Paul Trillo - Empty Kingdom
A beautiful array of foliage and scenery overlay the abstract ongoings of music video Be Around, performed by Bay Area / Los Angeles-based soul-infused rock band The Peach Kings. Visionary props going to director Paul Trillo and studio Funkhaus.
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OBJEKT V ╳ Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese & URBANSCREEN

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February 4, 2014

Art Blog - Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese - Empty Kingdom
OBJEKT V is a physical / virtual collaborative effort by Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese, and post-production studio URBANSCREEN. Together they blend the realms of VFX, 3D projection and 3D printing into one visually perplexing experience that bends the brain.
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Ida ╳ Paweł Pawlikowski

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February 2, 2014

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Paweł Pawlikowski’s latest feature film Ida plants its core focus on the controversies between Polish Catholics and Jews during the 1960s. A beautifully shot and framed look at the conflicts and opinions of that time.
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