Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

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…

VIEW MORE

EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939…which doesn’t really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004…but we’re not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to…

VIEW MORE

EK Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay

Jean-Paul Frenay is a visual artist currently based in Brussels, Belgium that has touched upon a healthy palette of media bases such as: film, VFX, performance pieces, interaction installations, experimental video, photography, and even music (I, The Phoneix). With such a busy schedule, we here at EK were more than appreciative to have him take…

VIEW MORE

EK Interview: Defasten

Montreal-based motion-VFX-filmmaker Patrick Doan (running under the name of Defasten) presents a bulk of his work through geometrical layers of abstract subject matter. Our conversations with the artist helped us reveal how computer graphics become a tool for storytelling and expression. Check out the Q&A interview after the jump!

VIEW MORE

EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others’ heads, we proudly present the third…

VIEW MORE

EK Interview: Dark Matters

Copenhagen-based studio Dark Matters consists of only a handful of multi-talented creatives constantly experimenting with the dual nature of light and shadow. Their endeavors share no analog or digital bias, but rather a mutual hybridization that has allowed them to generate spectacular videos and live visuals. Check out the exclusive Empty Kingdom interview with said…

VIEW MORE

EK Interview: Chris Boyle

No matter what the medium, Chris Boyle will utilize anything within the reaches of his artistic grasp to create it. Storytelling becomes the key to Boyle’s drive, while live events, short film, music video, video games, animation, and you-name-it become the paint to his canvas. Read more from our one-to-one interview after the jump!

VIEW MORE

2013: THE BEGINNING IS NEAR

2012 was an unpredictable, fast, scary, wild, and beautiful year in many ways. While the media want to talk about the Mayans and debate the end of the world, to tell you the truth none of that matters. Because every day is somebody’s last day on earth. Every day people lose loved ones who mean…

VIEW MORE

Marilyn and N°5

A reporter from LIFE Magazine once asked Marilyn Monroe the question, “What do you wear to bed?”. Monroe responded, “Just a few drops of N°5”. This reply was arguably what made Chanel what it is today. With this, they dug deeper into this never published world-famous response by teasing us with her new film entitled “Marilyn…

VIEW MORE

Dumb Ways to Die

Yes, there are so many Dumb Ways to Die, as explained in the awesome PSA by Julian Frost. Written by John Mescall and Ollie McGill, with the voice talents of Emily Lubitz. Commissioned by Metro Railways, Australia.

VIEW MORE

Fernando Forero’s Portfolio

You saw his sketches on January 2010 but this is where it gets real! Fernando Forero‘s talents stretch beyond his amazing imagination and illustrative skills into the world of graphic design, typography and even animation. Talents, which were picked up by MTV Live, in a sweet animated video, in collaboration with 77 Creativ and “Freakish Kid,”…

VIEW MORE

CPR Makes You Undead

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada teams up with filmmaker Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE, CUBE) to produce The Undeading, a smart and inventive short about spreading the importance of hands-on CPR, set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse.

VIEW MORE

The Gaian Project 2012

The Gaian Project is a digital media based community creatively generating works inspired by the natural environment surrounding our daily lives. This year’s promotional trailer gets a re-polished shine from its original creators Steffen Knoesgaard (who’s previous work has been featured on EK here) and Fredrik Ekholm.

VIEW MORE