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EK Shop: Christine Wu

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February 8, 2016

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Christine Wu is a fine art oil painter and overall image maker. Stylistically, her work is multi-layered with haunting and sensual undertones. She often depicts people in flux, capturing the vulnerability of self discovery while exploring the tangibility of memories and the way we remember. She is also an information collector, obsessive organizer and springtime murderer.
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Tatsuya Tanaka

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February 7, 2016

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Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka recreates everyday scenarios by assembling everyday objects. He's been featuring a new piece daily on his website called miniature-calendar.com for the past 4 years.
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Joanne Nam

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January 29, 2016

Joanne Nam
Joanne Nam is a South Korean painter based out of Los Angeles, CA, who is currently showcasing her work with Supersonic Invitational at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.
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Paintings by Mike Dargas

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January 13, 2016

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Mike Dargas is a hyper-realistic portrait painter who lives and works out of Cologne, Germany.
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KENTA TORII

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January 11, 2016

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Albeit it's been nearly two weeks into the New Year, that's no reason to continue to bring in 2016 EK-style with works by Kenta Torii, an artist originally hailing from Hiroshima, Japan. [INSERT GONG SOUND EFFECT]
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Matthew Saba

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January 9, 2016

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Matthew Saba is a painter based out of Denver, Colorado who is obsessed with the frailty of light and the texture of paint. The rendering between his strokes tend to disperse or fade, which really brings out a peculiar incomplete finish to his work. "Sometimes things fall apart for the better." -Matthew Saba.
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Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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December 27, 2015

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby is a Nigerian fine artist who illustrates transcultural identities with a multilayered process. She's a MFA Graduate at Yale's University School of Art with numerous solo exhibitions, residencies, lectures, and publications just within the past few years.
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Ben Aronson

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December 15, 2015

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Ben Aronson is a distinguished fine art painter and professor at SUNY Stony Brook as well as a A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University.
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Light Sculptures by Qiu Minye

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December 10, 2015

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Qiu Minye creates her sculptures with an extra ordinary medium, light. The artist based out of Shanghai sprays light to embody a physical form, which leaves behind a unique silhouette we can familiarize with. Her series is entitled 'My God' and is an ongoing project.
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Mary Iverson

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December 7, 2015

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Mary Iverson is a painter and public artist based out of Seattle. Her paintings focus on the shipping industry and its influence on culture and the environment. She teaches painting and drawing at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA, where she is a tenured faculty member.
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Rinka Obitsu

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December 5, 2015

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A short featurette portraying Japanese calligraphy artist Rinka Obitsu's piece entitled 'Prayer'. Directed by Yutaka Yasuda and shot in Tenpaku, Nagoya during a heatwave of 38 Celsius (over 100 Fahrenheit) back in August 2013.
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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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Charles Wilkin

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November 24, 2015

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"My work is a loose collection of thoughts and observations in many ways and less about one specific theme. I see it as being a reflection of the world we live in, with all its ugliness and cruelty. But from that, I strive to extract the beauty and empathy hidden underneath and within us all, revealing the unknown, the unspoken and intangible things that make us truly human." -Charles Wilkin, Brooklyn, NY
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EK Podcast #1: Brett Amory

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November 11, 2015

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Surprise! EK has a motherf*cking podcast! Yes that's right we are going to be doing in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest artists! First up: Brett Amory, an old friend of Empty Kingdom. We talk about the evolution of his career, his process, and the meaning behind his work. He currently has a solo show up at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, so check it out before it comes down! If you don't see the soundcloud embedded, click the link here: EK Podcast Brett Amory Interview
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Pedro Covo

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October 18, 2015

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Pedro Covo is a painter and illustrator from Cartagena, Colombia.
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Jason Shawn Alexander Part II

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October 12, 2015

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Jason Shawn Alexander is a painter based out of Los Angeles, CA. His intimate works penetrate to the core of human integrity, often depicting images of figures wrenched in that critical space where the strained coordination of mind, body, and spirit, hangs in the balance of existential woe. He was previously featured back in July 2010.
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Steve Salo

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September 20, 2015

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Steve Salo is an Australian contemporary painter who is best known for his emotive and expressionistic portraits.
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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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