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Guy Catling

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August 1, 2014

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Guy Catling is a graphic designer from Essex United Kingdom. Focusing mostly on collage work, he takes old photos and makes them new again. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings and using old war photos, Guy creates bright contrasting works.
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Federico Hurtado

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July 16, 2014

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Federico Hurtado is a collage artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who combines classic portraits and vintage floral designs that results to beautiful otherworldly visuals.
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John Stezaker

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July 2, 2014

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London based artist John Stezaker’s work re-examines the various relationships to the photographic image: as documentation of truth, purveyor of memory, and symbol of modern culture. In his collages, Stezaker appropriates images found in books, magazines, and postcards and uses them as ‘readymades’. Through his elegant juxtapositions, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to convey his own witty and poignant meanings.
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Seth Clark

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June 23, 2014

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Designer and artist Seth Clark creates beautiful collages focusing on the beauty of decay and collapse within architecture. Within the deterioration, he writes, "there remains a gentle resolve...it is as if the buildings were content with their circumstance...They are on the brink of ruin, yet appear dignified in their state. Something very energized and present is trying to escape out of a slow history of abandonment." His pieces are quite painterly, with subdued hues and an attention to detail that borders on realism, he has created works of structures that do not exist, yet are entirely familiar.
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EK Interview: Derek Gores

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June 21, 2014

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Derek Gores has a two of his Full Volume series currently hanging at 111 Minna in San Francisco for the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes from now until July!  His art address sexuality, fashion, and culture, check out his interview:
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Serge Gay Jr. Part II

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June 20, 2014

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It's only been 2 months since we shared Serge Gay Jr.'s work (previously featured in March 2014), but he's been busy pumping out more of his grizzly graphic art which brings him back to our humble little site so soon. Based out of San Francisco, California, Serge draws his inspiration from his surroundings, his Haitian background, and the coastal cities he grew up in.
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Justin Plakas

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June 16, 2014

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Justin Plakas is a multi-media artist. His mediums include collage, photography and video. His works are highly experimental, involving the body, design and landscape. Here are selections from a recent collage series that are subdued, seemingly vintage, yet futuristic.
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EK Interview: Matthew Cusick

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May 26, 2014

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We interview Matthew Cusick  in the latest installment of our continuing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery. Matthew is an artist working primarily with maps, creating stunning collages of beautiful women, weaving highways, Americana iconography, and oceans.
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Karborn

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May 26, 2014

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London based artist John Leigh aka Karborn creates strange and complex collages that are both terrestrial and celestial. Working with various mediums, his pieces are surreal yet maintain a delicate balance between order and chaos. Cut figures and forms float in spaces that are akin to an exploding supernova. The composition is at once dizzying and completely harmonious.
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Martin Copertari

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May 23, 2014

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Martin Copertari ensembles collages with original etchings from publications of the 19th century and lithographic prints from the early 20th century. All of his original collages are handmade and retouched with gouache which gives it the beautiful classic and vintage touch.
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Derek Gores at Select Art Fair

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May 10, 2014

Derek Gores has been interviewed and featured a number of times at Empty Kingdom, he will be joining us at the EK Summer Art Show but at the moment he is showing his work at Select Fair in NYC.  Go check it out if you have a chance!
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Faig Ahmed

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May 9, 2014

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"Carpet vandalist" and installation artist Faig Ahmed is from and based out of Baku, Azerbaijan. Taking one of the most iconic symbols of the East, the Persian rug, he changes its traditional form to a more modern contemporary style.
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Andre Bergamin

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May 6, 2014

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André Bergamin is a visual artist and illustrator based out of Porto Alegre, Brazil who constructs beautiful vintage collages. He is represented by Illustration Ltd.
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Floral + Anatomy

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April 16, 2014

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These beautiful floral, anatomical themed collages are designed by Moscow-based artist known as ‘FFO’. FFO composes classic, vintage illustrations that organically blend and mold together. The artist has also created all the alphabets in a herbaceous fashion. FFO is bottom line amazing and at the moment is my favorite collage artist.
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Serge Gay Jr.

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March 29, 2014

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Serge Gay Jr. is a Grammy nominated illustrator / fine artist / graphic designer currently based out of San Francisco, California. Early on he embarked on a journey of self-discovery aimed at unlocking the potential of his deep seeded creativity through education. New World School of the Arts in Miami exposed him to relationships, concepts and experiences to nurture, develop and channel his artistic instinct. The College for Creative Studies in Detroit would then help him to further refine his skills and build the foundation for his art career.
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Raqib Shaw

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March 6, 2014

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Indian-born Raqib Shaw is a London based artist who is known for painting royalty, raw, beautiful chaos that could make kings from all corners of the map stand in line and RSVP for. His paintings scream themes of mythology, religion, and decorative arts from both eastern and western traditions. Jesus and Satan would both weep tears of horror and bliss.
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Sebastien Ospina

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February 12, 2014

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Sebastien Ospina aka Underball is a collage artist based out of Mexico City who creates juxtapositions from minimal to eccentric styles with elements of fashion and vintage clippings.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

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[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 supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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Miss KK

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January 23, 2014

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Just when I thought street art couldn't throw me another curveball, Miss KK comes out killin' it with originality. This Hungarian street artist's arrangements of imagery and cheeky commentary on pop culture, formulate a fresh take on the most iconic images of today's culture.
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Luis Gomez

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January 8, 2014

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Luis Gomez aka Obscure Design is a new media collage artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. The man has a fresh, colorful, and controversial approach to our media driven society. Enjoy!
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