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Rogelio Manzo

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July 28, 2014

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"...I find a brute yet honest identity of my subjects..." states Rogelio Manzo. His journey as an artist began studying architecture, but the rigidity and formality of architectural practice led him to painting where he creates chaotic, dark and brooding, yet harmonious "portraits".  His past in architecture is not lost though, as geometric elements sneak into his paintings that are made of resin panels, silk and other fabric. His subjects faces are draped in sweeping swatches of blue, orange and vivid white hues while hints of their personality seep through.
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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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Jordan Kasey

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July 14, 2014

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Jordan Kasey is a surreal/fine art painter from Baltimore, Maryland who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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Robert C. Jackson

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July 14, 2014

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It wasn't until the mid 1990s that Robert C. Jackson settled into painting as a career. Taking his experiences as an engineer and pastor, Jackson creates Realist paintings littered with popular American brands and objects. Seemingly playful at first, they are highly sophisticated and controlled, with imagery akin to Koons and Johns, although each piece is uniquely Jackson's own. Read an interview with Robert here. ENJOY!
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Edie Nadelhaft

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July 11, 2014

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Edie Nadelhaft is a painter and sculptor based in New York, NY. She received an BFA in 1995 from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
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Alyssa Monks Part Trois!

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July 10, 2014

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Alyssa Monks' ability to interpret impressive realism using minimum detail, makes her an exceptional artist. It's no wonder she's had two features on EK on March 2010 and May 2012 and an interview on June 2011. Not only that, she has been a part of our Empty Kingdom's Top 100 lists of 2010 and 2012 respectively. Here is a combination of her latest work as well as a look at her earlier stuff.
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Simone Crestani

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July 9, 2014

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"Man has always used natural elements for decorative purposes, often exploiting and modifying the nature to his own taste, with the only intent of owning the beauty. I have always admired with wonder and respect the nature, I believe that it is the greatest expression of beauty, that kind of beauty that satisfies the senses, that kind of beauty that only art can approach. That’s the reason why in my work I take inspiration from natural forms, repurposing them through a decorative key that preserves the elegance and poetry. A contemporary “Cabinet of Curiosity” where nature is respected not defaced, reproducing the essence by fragile and transparent shapes." -Simone Crestani, Venice, Italy
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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

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July 8, 2014

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"The Abyss Table" designed by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea. The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
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Heidi Taillefer Returns

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June 26, 2014

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Heidi Taillefer's work is a painstakingly detailed homage of how the human spirit predominates despite technological advances of our time, by blending mechanical and mythological elements in her paintings. We had a chance to interview this talented Canadian artist on January 2012 after having been featured twice before on EK, on February 2010 and on February 2011... I'm pretty sure we all got a big crush on her by now.
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Monika Horčicová

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June 24, 2014

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Monika Horčicová is a Czech sculptor/installation artist who constructs human skeletons with 3-D printing in a very surreal juxtaposition. Many of her structures presents itself through a repetitive cycling pattern as well as experimental evolved mutations.
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Zin Lim

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June 23, 2014

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Zin Lim is a fine art painter born in Seoul, South Korea and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
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Markus Manowski

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June 17, 2014

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Markus Manowski is a multifaceted artist from Zabrze, Poland. His work is a somber juxtaposition of abstract shadows and colors with pictorial elements of found photographs and images from his own archive of pictures and drawings. This combination allows for a progression from one piece to the next, creating dialogue between the artist and his medium; The transition mirrors a radical shift in the social environment in his past, documenting a journey from a communist regime to West Germany. Also known as Daze Maxim, Manowski is not only well versed in visual mediums but is also a well established musical artist with a substantial body of work as a musician, producer and performer in the field of electronic music.
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Natalie Richy

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June 15, 2014

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Natalie Richy is Russian fine artist, born in Belarus, grown and educated in Latvia, living and working in London, UK.
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Valentino Quijano

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June 13, 2014

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Valentino Quijano is a self taught painter from Redwood City, California currently living on the Island of Hawaii. Valentino's loose style looks as if he paints with a palette knife, and in no way is that a criticism. Rather, executed in an avant-garde manner that Empty Kingdom loves.
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Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten

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June 10, 2014

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"One of our goals has always been to paint with the intention of the finished work resembling that of an individual painter. In trying to find a common inspiration with each other, we discovered that it is very difficult to define who you are to another person and explain your feelings with any kind of consistency, let alone authenticity. When you attempt to define yourself with conviction, you can easily attach yourself to an unsustainable perspective. Furthermore, as our lives are driven by self-definition, what we understand to be authentic is constantly in flux, regardless of intention. In our work, we have become interested in these ideas being personified in paint. What is the face of self-mythologizing? What is comfort? Can the counterfeit be as effective as the real thing? Or is something like comfort simply defined by how we define ourselves? These are questions that we feel are better suited to be asked with paint, rather than words." -Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten
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Armando Veve

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June 6, 2014

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Mad artist Armando Veve has been producing intriguing art since the day he first put pen to paper. Armando is BFA graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times.
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Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

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June 5, 2014

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Villains, politicians and pop culture icons of our every day lives have never looked so fabulous! We caught a small glimpse of this Pink framed series when we last saw Scott Scheidly on December of 2012. We bring back an extended look into this collection of surprisingly flamboyant characters. Plus, get a look at some of the most recent insanity that's come out of Scheidly's noggin.
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Iryna Yermolova

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June 4, 2014

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"I mix colours and I am pleased with them. Faces, ideas, untold phrases, undispatched letters, dreams, my happiness, grief, tenderness, loneliness, hope, belief and love - they are all on my canvases. Confused in doubts, I float in travel, I try to find answers, I draw and I breathe!" -Iryna Yermolova, United Kingdom
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Enrico Ferrarini

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June 3, 2014

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Enrico Ferrarini (born July 20, 1987 in Modena, Italy) studied at the Art Institute A. Venturi in Modena and continued his education in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts. Much of his works have evolved out of research in Neuroscience where he molds time, space, movement, expression and perception.
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Cristina Córdova

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May 28, 2014

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Cristina Córdova is an American-born, Puerto Rican sculptor who works and lives in Penland, North Carolina. She's heavily influenced by the rich and layered imagery of classical Catholic sculptures cemented with modern obscure juxtapositions.
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