Mick Hee

Feast your eyes on Mick Hee‘s surreal body of tattoo designs and illustrations. The tattooist is heavily inspired by Japanese culture embodying a refreshing and odd twist.

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Paul Cristina

“I am primarily interested in exploring ideas and images of uncertainty in places that exist underneath the exteriors of everyday life. I want the work to deliver an experience that is unavoidably human – something to make us think, feel and ask questions.” –Paul Cristina

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Seungyea Park

Seungyea Park aka Spunky Zoe is an artist based out of Seoul, South Korea who creates large scaled drawings with ballpoint pens. Her self-portraits are representations of her inner and outer demons. Park was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2011.

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Emi Adachi

Emi Adachi‘s work of art gives off something rather refreshing when it comes to using an “old-fashioned” Japanese color palette. Her paintings of children and cats who coexist so naturally reminds me of my (I’m Korean) childhood nursery books but with an aura that’s a bit more odd and unusual. Be sure to check out…

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Lauren Gallaspy

“The fundamental contradictions of the ceramic vessel and the human body are the same: they are objects of both strength and fragility, though, in the end, the ceramic object will always outlive us. This urgent attempt at immortality remains an essential appeal of ceramics to me. Why do I make what I make? I wish…

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Maria Nguyen

Maria Nguyen is a Vietnamese digital artist/illustrator based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Some of her work is NSFW. You can follow her on Instagram for a lot more delicious work.

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Peter Hamlin

Blurring the boundaries between the artificial and organic, the nefarious, benevolent, and benign, Peter Hamlin constructs environments where nanopeople, robots, cyborg plants, and curious synthetic organisms live their lives. Humor and playfulness hybridize in these spaces where multiple outcomes to this destiny manifest through color, pattern and line.

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Lu Cong: Artist Update

Lu Cong is widely known for her beautiful oil portraiture series, especially on Empty Kingdom. We’ve featured Lu numerous times within the past few years. This time around, we’re pleased to share with you her watercolor series mixed with ink and graphite that’s printed on cotton rag paper. Visit her website to view and purchase…

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Milena Huhta

Milena Huhta is an illustrator based out of Helsinki, Finland who mixes together elements of 90’s shōjo manga, sci-fi scenarios, contemporary fashion and Asian folklore. She create worlds filled with conflicted and melancholy characters. Amazing colorful & psychedelic work. I love it.

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Hiroko Shiina

The many psychedelic and experimental portraits captured by Hiroko Shiina revolves around death. The artist based out of Tokyo explores the metaphysical essence of each existence. Whether it’s a dream, nightmare, or reality, Hiroko continues to dig deep portraying the dark beautiful mysteries of our consciousness .

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