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EK Interview: Amber Chavez

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April 22, 2016

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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 work in her EK feature from 2011!
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Andrew Hem Revisit

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April 17, 2016

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Andrew Hem was born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide. His paintings now illustrate a search for inner peace, mindfulness, seeking balance between east and west. He was originally featured on September 2010.
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Kamerian

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April 1, 2016

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Kamerian is an illustrator/graphic designer based out of Japan. These images are NSFW.
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Artist Update: Ray Caesar

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March 1, 2016

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Ray Caesar's portraits frequently involve childlike creatures with physical deformities and grotesque elements set against a fairy tale backdrop of darkness and sexual innuendos. He was one of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 artists in 2012 was featured regularly in the past.
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Januz Miralles Revisit

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January 20, 2016

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Janus Miralles aka Nuestra is a filipino photo-manipulator who approaches his body of work with a painter’s state of mind by digitally smearing, blending, and forming elements with his virtual palette knife. He was previously featured back in October 2013 and April 2012.
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Jess Simpson Revisit

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December 30, 2015

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Jeff Simpson is a digital concept artist/illustrator based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was previously featured back in August 2011.
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EK Interview: UNA Studios

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December 14, 2015

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Andrew Archer and Kelly Thompson are the creative minds behind UNA Studios. Their work is dripping with triptastic, eye popping color and just makes you want to pop a handful of whatever is closest to see the world through their eyes. Check out their interview:
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Cinematastica by Tomer Hanuka

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November 11, 2015

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Tomer Hanuka was previously featured here. He is an Illustrator and a comics artist. He also apparently has a brother who is also a talented illustrator. I don't know who the older and it seems they get along but I wonder if they ever got in art wars growing up. "No you're better!" "No YOU'RE BETTER!!!!" "RRAAAHHHH!!!!" (start painting on each other's faces and giggling with brotherly love.) -His movie posters are pretty cool. You had me at Badlands and sealed the deal with Kubrick.
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Shan Jiang Revisit

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November 8, 2015

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Shan Jiang is a digital illustrator and creative director originally from Shanghai and now currently based out of London. Jiang was previously featured back in June 2011.
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Adam Tan R.I.P.

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September 16, 2015

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Adam Tan was an illustrator based out of Auckland, New Zealand who had an incredible amount of work. His dreamy and metaphysical paintings left behind beautiful tones of melancholia. He was originally featured with Empty Kingdom on July 2014. In October 2014, he was reportedly missing, and shortly after his body was found in a stream. Adam was distressed and voluntarily admitted himself to the mental health ward. R.I.P. 1991 - 2014
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Janusz Jurek

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September 13, 2015

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Janusz Jurek is a 3D digital artist based out of Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland who renders and constructs mind-altering portaits.
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Waldemar von Kozak

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August 20, 2015

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Waldemar von Kozak is an illustrator from Russia with an imaginative and deviant body of work.
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Daniel Aristizábal

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August 7, 2015

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Daniel Aristizábal is a digital artist & graphic designer based out of Medellín, Colombia. Many of his surreal 3D renditions are illustrated for fashion companies & magazines that's amusing, mouth-watering, and intensely colorful.
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Jose Mertz

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June 17, 2015

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Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist based out of Miami, Fl. He focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations, science fiction, to eastern philosophies.
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Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy

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October 24, 2014

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Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy is a graphic artist and illustrator based in London. Her magnificent obscure and surreal oddities is hand drawn with pen and ink, occasionally adding digital color.
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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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October 11, 2014

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Our good friends over at Last Gasp publishing who are in their 45th year of creating and distributing some of the finest books in art and alternative literature are running a Kickstarter campaign for their fall line. This campaign is near and dear to our hearts because as many of you probably know, the world of print has been going through many changes and difficulties in a digital age and for those that appreciate art you know having a finely printed book is a completely different experience than viewing online. We are doing our part to support them because there's nobody else like Last Gasp out there and we want them to keep on keepin' on. They have supported many of the artists we love and we hope you join us in supporting their campaign, they have lots of cool prizes so please check it out!
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Contraomnes: Artist Update

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September 29, 2014

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Sachin Teng a.k.a. Contraomnes is an illustrator originally from New York currently working in Los Angeles, CA. He was featured back in March 2010. "Art is less a craft than it is a language. Sometimes things get lost in translation, so I spend most of my time finding the artifacts people have left behind."
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Gilmetric

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August 9, 2014

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Since being featured back in November 2011, Andy Gilmore has continued to deliver a steady supply of hypnotic geometric graphic designs whilst injecting more and more intricate detail and mathematical precision into his work with every piece.
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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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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

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July 31, 2014

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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