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Fred Einaudi

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April 23, 2014

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Fred Einaudi is a painter born in Nevada and currently residing in San Francisco. His work is full of contrasts, its charm lies in that mix between real and unreal, between the innocence of childhood and death, a subject that touches this often and it becomes their main reason for the painting and why many skulls or masks found in his paintings.
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Stephanie Henderson

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April 22, 2014

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Stephanie Henderson is a painter based out of Detroit, Michigan. The artist is influenced by Dylan Thomas' poem “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” which refers to the Day of the Dead's cycle of life and death.
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Madeline von Foerster

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April 21, 2014

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"Executed in the oil and egg tempera mische technique developed by the Flemish Masters, these paintings allude to Renaissance sources in both method and style. A strong influence from the School of Fontainebleau loans an aura of mystery and otherworldliness to the artworks. The paintings often resemble Wunderkammern – Enlightenment era “cabinets of curiosities,” where the wonders of nature were collected and displayed. Surrealistic elements also often occur, though in the service of meaning and metaphor, rather than for oddity's sake." -Madeline von Foerster, New York City
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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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Floral + Anatomy

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April 16, 2014

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These beautiful floral, anatomical themed collages are designed by Moscow-based artist known as ‘FFO’. FFO composes classic, vintage illustrations that organically blend and mold together. The artist has also created all the alphabets in a herbaceous fashion. FFO is bottom line amazing and at the moment is my favorite collage artist.
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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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Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

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April 13, 2014

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Russian artist Yaroslav Gerzhedovich is an illustrator based out of St. Petersburg who creates dark and gothic themed illustrations with photography, painting, and digital post-production.
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Kilian Eng Part III

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April 8, 2014

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Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng creates beautiful atmospheric alternative worlds with a color palette that reminds us the wistful 80s. Much of his inspiration comes from the interest in both classic and futuristic themes of science fiction and nature. Kilian was on Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 Artists list of 2011 and featured on September 2012 and January 2011.
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Mizuno Junko

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April 4, 2014

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Mizuno Junko is a Japanese manga artist based out of Tokyo. Her drawing style blends with colorful, childish sweetness with blood and terror that's termed Gothic kawaii or a kawaii noir style. Junko's art has a pop-art and psychedelic flair, and a sizable proportion of her published work is colored, rather than the black and white format typical of most Japanese comics.
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MANGLO IS BACK *NSFW

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March 31, 2014

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MANGLO aka Yukaman is a Japanese digital illustrator who draws with cute, child-like vibrant colors and seemingly playful tones, but the direction behind these Japanese manga drawings are absolutely sadistic and menacing. We're happy share them with you and be sure to check out her previous feature back in February 2011.
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Serge Gay Jr.

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March 29, 2014

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Serge Gay Jr. is a Grammy nominated illustrator / fine artist / graphic designer currently based out of San Francisco, California. Early on he embarked on a journey of self-discovery aimed at unlocking the potential of his deep seeded creativity through education. New World School of the Arts in Miami exposed him to relationships, concepts and experiences to nurture, develop and channel his artistic instinct. The College for Creative Studies in Detroit would then help him to further refine his skills and build the foundation for his art career.
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Kris Lewis Part II

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March 21, 2014

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Kris Lewis is a Los Angeles based artist whose influences include Alfonse Bougereau, Andrew Wyeth, and Gustav Klimt. His reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion, and finding truth. His affinity for people-watching also informs his paintings, collecting glances, gestures, miens and hints and channeling them through the canvas for the viewer to share in the experience.
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Alessia Iannetti

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March 20, 2014

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Alessia Iannetti is an artist from Carrara, Italy who's nostalgic illustrations revolve around nature portraying beautiful variations of graphite.
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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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David Stoupakis

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March 16, 2014

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David Stoupakis is an artist from New England living in NYC who illustrates dark and mystifying fantasies with oil paint.
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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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Seth Alverson

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March 9, 2014

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Seth Alverson is a painter based out of Houston, Texas who is known for creating unusually bizarre illustrations. We hope you enjoy them.
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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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Clay Illustrations by Irma Gruenholz

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March 1, 2014

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Madrid based artist Irma Gruenholz creates three-dimensional hand-crafted illustrations out of clay. She studied graphic design and worked as an art director in an ad agency before embarking on a freelance career as an illustrator.
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