EK Interview: Hanna Jaeun

Hanna Jaeun tells EK about her artistic process and her surreal paintings that often incorporate religious iconography. Her works are playful alluring yet melancholically unnerving in their presentation of cathartic subject matter. Through her subjects, Jaeun extends a certain set of circumstances at hand.

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Cinematastica by Tomer Hanuka

Tomer Hanuka was previously featured here. He is an Illustrator and a comics artist. He also apparently has a brother who is also a talented illustrator. I don’t know who the older and it seems they get along but I wonder if they ever got in art wars growing up. “No you’re better!” “No YOU’RE…

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Marco Mazzoni Revisit

Marco Mazzoni is an Italian artist who creates beautiful portraits by only using colored pencils. His body of work holds a strong interest in flora and fauna, and often influenced by female herbalists of 16th—18th Century Sardinia. Mazzoni was originally featured back in August 2011.

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Ernesto Artillo

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…

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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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…

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Gilmetric

Since being featured back in November 2011, Andy Gilmore has continued to deliver a steady supply of hypnotic geometric graphic designs whilst injecting more and more intricate detail and mathematical precision into his work with every piece.

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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don’t know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming…

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Serge Gay Jr. Part II

It’s only been 2 months since we shared Serge Gay Jr.’s work (previously featured in March 2014), but he’s been busy pumping out more of his grizzly graphic art which brings him back to our humble little site so soon. Based out of San Francisco, California, Serge draws his inspiration from his surroundings, his Haitian…

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Karborn

London based artist John Leigh aka Karborn creates strange and complex collages that are both terrestrial and celestial. Working with various mediums, his pieces are surreal yet maintain a delicate balance between order and chaos. Cut figures and forms float in spaces that are akin to an exploding supernova. The composition is at once dizzying…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939…which doesn’t really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004…but we’re not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to…

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Tobias Hall

Freelance illustrator Tobias Hall creates beautifully composed pieces using the written word, specializing not only in digital art but  lettering, and mural painting. Gotta love a man who keeps such a classic form of art like hand made typography alive and well.

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Vania Zouravliov revisit

Russian artist Vania Zouravliov makes his way back to EK for the fourth time! Having been featured in January 2010 and in February 2010 as well as joining the ranks of the great artists featured on our Top 100 Artist of  2010, he was due for a comeback. He continues to show remarkable intricacy and…

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Apollonia Saintclair’s Ink [NSFW]

The one thing that I love about working for EK is that once in a while, I’ll come across an artist who just creates art for the sake of art without taking themselves or their work too seriously (not to diminish their passion or body of work at all). Apollonia Saintclair creates unadulterated illustrations of…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others’ heads, we proudly present the third…

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