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Among The Missing

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April 22, 2014

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Joshua Hagler was previously featured on October 2010 and interviewed on July 2012. In line with our promise, we bring you the latest on this talented artist, this time alongside partner and collaborator Maja Ruznic, with their first two-person exhibition. The show entitled Among The Missing will be featured at the Jack Fischer Gallery from May 3rd through the 31st. Hagler and Ruznic will present work from their book Drift, which documents the three months the pair spent in 2013 traveling through Eastern and Western Europe and Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
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Tiina Heiska Revisit

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April 21, 2014

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Tiina Heiska is a painter based out of Helsinki, Finland. Her work was first featured on EK in January 2010 and we are happy to show you her new work, even more beautifully haunting! "Dissolving Girl", "Silk Ribbons and Bows", and "The Pond" are just a few of her more recent series that depict characters in dreamy, vague states of being, leaving the viewer to fill in the narrative gaps. There is a sense of voyeurism in her work, as it is difficult to discern whether or not the subject is watching or being watched. Heiska is classically trained and she recently exhibited new works in a solo exhibition at Galerie Leger in Sweden.
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Theresa Pfarr

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April 20, 2014

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"Identity loss and re-development is explored through the manipulation of surface texture and paint handling. In the effort to convey the psychological struggle in dealing with self-evaluation and mass appeal, my work is both social exposition and autobiographical. Through standing-in for the commercial character my identity is distanced but also clearer, by proxy." -Theresa Pfarr, Princeton, NJ.
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Marcela Cardenas

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April 18, 2014

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Marcela Cardenas is a fine artist based out of Medellín, Colombia who incorporates many mediums such as painting, drawing, and taxidermy installations revolving around the relationship of nature and animals.
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Jan Fabre

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April 15, 2014

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All the works by Jan Fabre, the visual artist make reference to a belief in the vulnerable body and its defense, plus an observation of man and asking the question of how he can survive in the future. This fascination with the body and science originated in his youth, when, influenced by the research carried out by the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre.
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Daehyun Kim Returns

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April 15, 2014

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Daehyun Kim AKA Moonassi has been featured on December 2010 and on July 2012. His surreal figures and minimalist lines portray a unique interpretation of relationships and interactions between two subjects and the universe at large.
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EK Interview: Eckehard Fuchs

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April 8, 2014

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Eckehard Fuchs is a painter from Germany, residing in various cities throughout Europe. His paintings are equally playful and dark, muted yet colorful and curious. Sometimes abstract, and other times incredibly direct.  This interview is one of many from a roster of artists, as part of a ongoing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery, in Berne, Switzerland.
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Roberto Ferri Part II

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April 2, 2014

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Roberto Ferri is an Italian fine art painter whose work is heavily inspired by Baroque painters such as Caravaggio and other old masters of Romanticism. His paintings display such tranquilizing tones that alleviate the viewers eyes, while accepting the realization of such convoluted and surreal actions each character uncovers. Ferri was also featured back in January 2012.
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Eric Wert

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March 27, 2014

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Eric Wert is a talented painter currently residing in Portland, Oregon.  His still life work shows incredible attention to detail and texture while the subjects themselves represent a balance between beauty and disorder.  His work is currently being represented by Gallery Henoch in NYC and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA.
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Alec Huxley Revisit

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March 22, 2014

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The evil and sultry images of Alec Huxley’s paintings are like a James Bond film on acid.
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Dorian Vallejo

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March 20, 2014

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Artist Dorian Vallejo creates a visual representation of the struggles of humanity through a beautiful ethereal dance within a subconscious world. The colors and floating figures in his works create a metaphor for our pursuit of balance between the different aspects of our persona.
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Ryan Heshka

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March 18, 2014

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Canadian artist Ryan Heshka creates crazy surreal work straight out of science fiction horror flicks with a vintage flare. His marvelous illustrations are inspired by antiquated comics and pulp magazines.
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Yolanda Dorda

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March 17, 2014

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Yolanda Dorda is a Spanish painter based out of Barcelona with a very loose style and expressionistic brush. Her figurative paintings portray journalistic nudes as well as themes of eroticism.
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Kikyz1313

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March 13, 2014

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Kikyz1313 is an incredibly talented illustrator from Queretaro, Mexico. She arranges a combination of textures using macabre images of carcasses and cadavers with the innocence of children and nature.
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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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March 11, 2014

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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki is a Japanese sculptor based out of Chiba Prefecture who chisels, forms, and morphs dual characters from blocks of life-sized wood.
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Euan Uglow (1932-2000)

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March 10, 2014

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Euan Ernest Richard Uglow (10 March 1932 – 31 August 2000) was a British painter who was famous for his nude and still life paintings. Uglow was predominantly a painter of the human figure, although he also painted still lifes and landscapes. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that are not hyper real, but appear almost sculptural.
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Akihito Takuma

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March 10, 2014

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Akihito Takuma paints beautiful, dripping dark land and city scapes. They look like haunted, lifeless places  I would never want to live, but strangely draw me in. These paintings are selected from an ongoing series entitled "Lines of Flight". Takuma lives and works in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan.
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Jason Borders

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March 7, 2014

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“My work is a form of self-hypnosis. Its a way of turning off cognitive thought and simply reacting. Its very meditative. It is escapism, though in a certain sense, its a form of hyper-existence- of living purely in the moment. In this way the work becomes a method of overcoming fears. That said, a large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as painful as it can be, looking directly at death helps you to live your life with intent and purpose. In this light, the work I do delves into a place where the lines between life, death, fantasy and reality are blurred." -Jason Borders, Portland, Oregon.
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Raqib Shaw

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March 6, 2014

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Indian-born Raqib Shaw is a London based artist who is known for painting royalty, raw, beautiful chaos that could make kings from all corners of the map stand in line and RSVP for. His paintings scream themes of mythology, religion, and decorative arts from both eastern and western traditions. Jesus and Satan would both weep tears of horror and bliss.
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“Shadow Circus” by Kirsten Stingle

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March 3, 2014

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"Storytelling connects us to one another and explains who we are. In an age in which the individual is often alienated, my work attempts to cut through the isolation by presenting common threads of the human experience. Early in my career, a fine arts degree in theater refined my understanding of imagery and taught me to use gestures as powerful expressive tools. However, it is through figurative ceramics that I am able to fully realize my narrative impulse." -Kirsten Stingle
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