Jacqueline Secor Interview

We got a chance to interview an up-and-coming artist we believe has a depth and potential to be a very positive force for women, their bodies, and for the art world in general. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jacqueline Secor. She is a mixed media artist inspired by primitive art. Secor was born in the historical…

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EK Podcast: Jenny Suen Interview

Hello lovely listeners! today we have the pleasure of sitting down with Jenny Suen! She is a talented young director, producer, and artist hailing from Hong Kong! We talk about the nature of art, criticism, life, and the her collaborations with the famed cinematographer and artist Christopher Doyle! She is currently in pre-production for her…

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EK Interview: Hanna Jaeun

Hanna Jaeun tells EK about her artistic process and her surreal paintings that often incorporate religious iconography. Her works are playful alluring yet melancholically unnerving in their presentation of cathartic subject matter. Through her subjects, Jaeun extends a certain set of circumstances at hand.

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EK Interview: Van Arno

Van Arno‘s pop surrealist art had me curious from the first view. While almost cartoonish and outrageous in his aesthetic, he’s got subject matter in spades. Drawing on culture, religion, and events both historical and current, Van Arno paints scenes that are tomes. Whether you want to spend the time digesting and parsing through the…

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EK Interview: Tim Barnard

Tim Barnard‘s illustrations are a mash-up of so many enmeshed and overlapping subjects, and some of his works find their way into public/alternative spaces. Within his confines of a gray scale, he plays with dimension, perspective, and text.

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EK Interview: Amber Chavez

In her photography, Amber Chavez speaks to the solitary subject within the confined space of their interiority. The destruction, the suffocation, the rawness, and the vices are carefully provoked. Chavez invigorates recognizable subject matter and through it, she coaxes her viewers into her work. This, in turn, suggests a certain (auto)biographical narrative. Check out Chavez’s…

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EK Interview: Stephanie Buer

The imagery of Stephanie Buer‘s paintings and drawings recalls her time spent in Detroit, Michigan. While dilapidated and human-free edifices dominate her works, Buer speaks to Detroit’s artistic initiatives and to the changing cityscape. Check out Stephanie’s other Empty Kingdom interview and post !

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EK Interview: James Rawson

James Rawson identifies the spoils of popular culture and its devastating/distracting effects. His boisterous paintings involve issues of digital voyeurism and they question the fulfillment that voyeurs receive from their action. Through this, Rawson explores the ubiquities of society and detachments from reality. Check out more of Rawson’s work at the EK Shop and his…

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EK Interview: Susannah Martin

Susannah Martin exposes the human form in naturalistic and photo realistic scenes. On canvas, her vividly painted subjects interact with land and animal and express a contemplative curiosity. Through them, Martin speaks to themes such as the German political landscape and she makes clear her rich understanding of the history of art. Empty Kingdom first…

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EK Interview: Louie Van Patten

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.…

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EK Interview: Mr. Mead

Mr. Mead‘s surreal illustrations examine his personal fears, materializing as looming and haunting forms. These dandified and often masked animal-people provoke viewers with their bizarre gesticulations. Mr. Mead animates the inhabitants of the darkness, often providing these characters with finely trimmed suits.

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