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EK Interview: Christina Pettersson

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February 1, 2016

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Christina Pettersson's black and white drawings portray a world where mystery still rules. Where the old gods and goddesses are alive and strong, without color she draws living, visceral pieces that draw you in, call to you, make you think of the world that might be, not see the world as it is. Her imagination runs deep and cannot be denied, nor resisted as it calls the viewer to dream with her. Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Casey Cripe

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January 4, 2016

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Casey Cripe makes art that describes and challenges the boundaries of the world around us. From the atomic level to the galactic, he methodically describes the world and how it is ordered and functions. His work illustrates the universe, ornate and beautiful, in both finite and infinite dimensions. Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Kristian Evju

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December 18, 2015

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Kristian Evju's paintings explore the world of fashion and nature simultaneously. They are existential explorations using pattern and design. Check out his interview to go deeper into his world:
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Anouk Griffioen Revisit

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December 1, 2015

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When we enter a room of artworks by Anouk Griffioen we find ourselves surrounded by colossal people, hybrid beings and shadows. The auras of these works can be frightening, strange and confusing, but they also arouse the viewer's curiosity about the inner beings inside her creations. Griffioen amalgamates reality and imagination; flora and fauna merge seamlessly into one another, thus forming surrealistic dream worlds.
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Visceral

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November 28, 2015

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Both Colombian photographer Paola Rojas H. and illustrator David Pérez's latest series entitled Visceral portrays models displaying the human anatomy from 'inside out'. They chose blue and red as their primary colors to represent the frozen body and the fiery heart.
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EK Podcast #2: N8 Van Dyke Interview

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November 19, 2015

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For the Empty Kingdom podcast's second episode, we spent a pleasant hour with an old favorite of ours -the great Nate Van Dyke, legendary artist/illustrator, and the tallest, most pleasant beer drinking man we've ever met. We first interviewed him for the never released art documentary that was our first project before even the website existed.
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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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Moonassi Part IV

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October 3, 2015

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Dae-Hyun Kim is a South Korean artist who formally studied traditional East Asian painting. His series ‘Moonassi’ originally started while attending university, and is a life-long project. His drawings necessarily don't have a specific background or story but are based on his daily thoughts and feelings. He plans to see his series out till the end.
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Marco Mazzoni Revisit

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September 28, 2015

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Marco Mazzoni is an Italian artist who creates beautiful portraits by only using colored pencils. His body of work holds a strong interest in flora and fauna, and often influenced by female herbalists of 16th—18th Century Sardinia. Mazzoni was originally featured back in August 2011.
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Andie Dinkin

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September 18, 2015

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Andie Dinkin is a Brooklyn based mixed-media fine artist who draws, paints, develops lithographs, and engraves etchings. Her style drastically varies just like her choice in medium from clean to sloppy. She is an alumni of RISD and originally from Los Angeles, CA. Be sure to view all of her work from beginning to end to really see her approach between each medium.
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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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Taylor Mazer

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September 4, 2015

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Taylor Mazer is an artist based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan who draws small scaled monochromatic cityscapes with micron pens and pencils.
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Nigel Van Wieck

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August 28, 2015

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Nigel Van Wieck is an American painter who lives and works in New York.
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Syd Mead

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August 16, 2015

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A compilation of Syd Mead’s, aka the Visual Futurist's stellar body of work. The neofuturistic concept artist is known for designing the imagination behind of Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron and influencing Daft Punk, Mass Effect, and countless others.
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Zak Smith // NSFW

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July 19, 2015

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Zak Smith is an artist based out of Brooklyn, NY and an Alumni of Cooper Union & Yale. He is best known for erotic portraits of female subjects which are characterized by intricate patterns and vivid coloration. Zak is also an adult film performer who is in a long-term relationship with Mandy Morbid.
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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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Mark Khaisman’s Tape Noir

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May 22, 2015

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Mark Khaisman is an artist based out of Philadelphia who creates portraits with translucent packing tape. “Tape reflects everything in human nature from practicality and banality to democratic techniques, used one way or another, in everyone’s tactile experience.”
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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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