You are Here, We are Everywhere

Fine Art

Jeff Huntington

by

July 27, 2015

Jeff_Huntington_web22
Originally hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Jeff Huntington is an artist currently based out of Annapolis, Maryland where he continues hones his craft. Hone on Mr. Huntington, hone on (what?).
View More…

Benjamin Garcia Revisit

by

July 24, 2015

Benjamin-Garcia_web4
Benjamin Garcia is a Venezuelan painter who was previously featured back in October 2012, and we bring him back on this glorious Friday to check out his body of work since his last visit.
View More…

Paul Kaptein

by

July 20, 2015

EMPTY KINGDOM - Paul Kaptein
Paul Kaptein is an artist based out of Perth, Australia who creates wooden sculptures of the trippy kind...the one kind that I love.
View More…

Claire Harvey

by

July 17, 2015

EK0771; 2012; Postcard; 148x105mm
Claire Harvey is a British artist who paints intimate works on canvas and everyday materials such as post its, slides, acetates, and scotch tape. This is a selection from both ongoing series and completed works intended to give an over view rather than a complete catalogue.
View More…

Takeshi Haguri

by

July 16, 2015

EMPTY KINGDOM - Takeshi Haguri
Originally hailing from Nagoya, Japan, Takeshi Haguri creates detailed wooden sculptures of traditional figures from Japanese art and culture covered in intricate tattoos. I'm tickled pink (I actually have no idea what that phrase means to be honest) to be back, but as Ricky Ricardo said, all of us in the EK fam-bams "have a lot of 'splaining to do" for being MIA for so long.
View More…

Collages by Rocío Montoya

by

July 5, 2015

Rocío Montoya3
Rocío Montoya is a photographer/new media artist based out of Madrid, Spain. Her experimental collage portraits are approached with personal explorations by transforming reality and manipulating images to convey their perception of the environment through aesthetic experiences.
View More…

Dirty Bandits

by

June 26, 2015

dirtybandits1
San Francisco based firm Dirty Bandit's series entitled 'I'm a Piece of Garbage' involves dragging in discarded items from the street and painting self deprecating phrases on them. Gui Machado photographed them on pristine, bright happy backgrounds, producing both a number of physical objects as well as a set of prints for this series.
View More…

Nao Ikuma

by

June 22, 2015

Ikumanao11
Nao Ikuma is a Japanese artist who engraves beautifully dark toned etchings by combining humans with nature in otherworldly ways.
View More…

Rebecca Szeto

by

June 19, 2015

rebecca-szeto0
"These works are an homage to an often lost sensibility and quality, not simply the look, of Old Masters' works. They (con)fuse realities between politics and consumerism, pointing to an endless loop of transformative regeneration and redemption. Paint and Brush are ripe for visual wordplay: Women's work and their brush off from much of art history, whitewashing of culture, and bristling at patriarchy, bourgeois ideals and waste." -Rebecca Szeto, San Francisco, CA
View More…

Ernesto Artillo

by

June 10, 2015

Ernesto Artillo - Empty Kingdom - 2015
Working primarily in Fashion, Ernesto Artillo is an editorial collagist, as I would like to call him. He transforms high fashion into fractured, distorted portraits, using photography and collage. His work varies from obscure, minimalist collage to more dizzying and surreal landscapes (at times echoing Cubism) with the human body being cut by bold stripes of color and abstract imagery. He has worked with the biggest names in fashion from Louis Vuitton to Burberry to Maison Martin Margiela.
View More…

Bystander by June Lee

by

June 8, 2015

June Lee - Art- Empty Kingdom
“Human beings cannot live alone; thus they form groups and societies. Ironically, however, this characteristic of human beings does not guarantee that individuals always form intimate ties with others.” -June Lee, South Korea
View More…

EK Interview: Justin Hopkins

by

June 1, 2015

Justin Hopkins - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Justin Hopkins's paintings are big and loud. There's a lot going on in and behind them. Check out Justin's interview to take a peek at what's going on behind the oil.
View More…

Mark Khaisman’s Tape Noir

by

May 22, 2015

Mark Khaisman1
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.”
View More…

Charles Avery

by

November 3, 2014

Charles Avery - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Charles Avery has devoted his practice to the description of a fictional Island which he continues to elaborate with its own population, customs and cosmology, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts and moving images.
View More…

Mark Manders

by

November 2, 2014

Mark Manders - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
"Sometimes my work also has literal connections to archeology, or rather to history. In A Place Where My Thoughts Are Frozen Together, I set out to attach a human femur to a coffee cup. I thought it was interesting how the cup has gradually acquired a handle during its evolutionary process. I ended up giving the femur a small raised bump so that, together, the cup and the bone could hold a sugar cube. It looks like something has grown out from inside the bone in a way comparable to the relatively slow process whereby the handle of the coffee cup evolved. I think it's beautiful how both of them, powerless and armless, hold the sugar cube." -Mark Manders, Ronse, Belgium
View More…

Antoine Cordet

by

October 19, 2014

Antoine Cordet - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Antoine Cordet is a young painter who lives in Paris. Having started with graffiti and studies in Architecture and Furniture Design, he decides to dedicate itself completely to the painting. He work with acrylic on canvas and try to define the incomprehension of this world that sometimes finds it surprising with a mix between realism and abstraction.
View More…

Eugenia Loli

by

October 13, 2014

Eugenia Loli0
"It's important for me to "say" something with my artwork, so for the vast majority of my work there's a meaning behind them. I usually do this via presenting a "narrative" scene in my collages, like there's something bigger going on than what's merely depicted. Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it's horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it's chill. I leave it to the viewer's imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot." -Eugenia Loli, collage artist, Milpitas, California.
View More…

Save Last Gasp Publishing!

by

October 11, 2014

THE LAST GASP - EMPTY KINGDOM - KICKSTARTER
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!
View More…

Gan Chin Lee

by

September 30, 2014

Gan Chin Lee - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Gan Chin Lee is a Malaysian painter who renders his subjects in a photo-journalistic style around the public marketplace.
View More…

James Rawson

by

September 26, 2014

art blog - James Rawson - Empty Kingdom
Filled with iconic brands, sex appeal, and chocolate, James Rawson's paintings are kick ass. Originally from and still residing in Norfolk, England, James rejects the grey and somewhat dreary landscape of Norfolk by embracing pop art and pumping vibrant colors into his works.
View More…