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EK Interview: Tim Barnard

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April 25, 2016

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Tim Barnard's illustrations are a mash-up of so many enmeshed and overlapping subjects, and some of his works find their way into public/alternative spaces. Within his confines of a gray scale, he plays with dimension, perspective, and text.
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EK Sketchbook: Justin Van Genderen

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April 20, 2016

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The art of Justin Van Genderen makes me want to climb into a spaceship and rocket and blast into the sky. We've featured and interviewed him, we've fallen in love with his work and now he's given us a peek into the work that goes on behind the scenes. Take a look:
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Andrew Hem Revisit

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April 17, 2016

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Andrew Hem was born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide. His paintings now illustrate a search for inner peace, mindfulness, seeking balance between east and west. He was originally featured on September 2010.
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Robert Fawcett

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April 7, 2016

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Robert Fawcett (1903–1967) was an illustrator who was originally trained as a fine artist but with poor pay and political infighting of the fine arts world, he decided to commit himself to commercial art, where he was successful. He was slightly color blind with a strong eye for detail.
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Kamerian

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April 1, 2016

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Kamerian is an illustrator/graphic designer based out of Japan. These images are NSFW.
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Redd Walitzki Revisit

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March 24, 2016

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Redd Walitzki’s vivid muses are influenced by the glamour of high-fashion, while often exploring the darker side of human impact on ecology. Walitzki was originally featured back in May 2013.
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EK Interview: Mr. Mead

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March 24, 2016

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Mr. Mead's surreal illustrations examine his personal fears, materializing as looming and haunting forms. These dandified and often masked animal-people provoke viewers with their bizarre gesticulations. Mr. Mead animates the inhabitants of the darkness, often providing these characters with finely trimmed suits.
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EK Interview: Mojo Wang

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March 18, 2016

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Mojo Wang is an illustrator whose work is thought provoking, addressing deep and powerful emotions, loss, emptiness, personal emotions. Across the board, Mojo's stark depictions of the world are intense and poingant.
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EK SHOP: MICHAEL REEDY

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March 7, 2016

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Michael Reedy Michael Reedy is one of our favorite artists here at EK. His level of detail and seamless blending of mediums within each piece is really amazing to behold in person. We were fortunate to have Michael as part of one of our past shows, and he definitely commanded his space with the quality of his art. His work, just as many artists, deserve a really close look in person, you won't be disappointed. We have some amazing prints and originals and really affordable so please, enjoy. I just literally bought myself a print for "Ms. Robinson," because I can't afford an original yet. YET!!!
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EK Sketchbook: Alex Andreyev

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March 2, 2016

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As part of our Sketchbook series we have sought to put together art from all kinds of artists, sketchbooks don't have to be physical to represent the work that goes on behind the scenes and up until the point in time when a piece of art is finished. In that vein we present the digital sketchbook of Alex Andreyev, a fantastic illustrator who has been featured and interviewed for Empty Kingdom. Check out some of his process images and thoughts:
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Artist Update: Ray Caesar

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March 1, 2016

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Ray Caesar's portraits frequently involve childlike creatures with physical deformities and grotesque elements set against a fairy tale backdrop of darkness and sexual innuendos. He was one of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 artists in 2012 was featured regularly in the past.
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EK Interview: Charles Wish

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February 5, 2016

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How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go today? Charles Wish will take you deep, deep down. Americana meets South Asian Art to create art soaked in nuance, overflowing with color, and brimming with microcosmic universes. It's overwhelming in the very, very best of ways. And his thoughts are just as interesting:
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Kip Omolade

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January 31, 2016

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Kip Omolade is a painter based out of Harlem, New York who paints diovadiova chrome portraits. Initially he starts off by molding and casting each model’s face by reworking the cast plaster sculpture, producing a version in resin and adding a chrome layer. The final sculpture serves as a model for his hyper-realistic oil paintings.
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Joanne Nam

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January 29, 2016

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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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EK Interview: Casey Cripe

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January 4, 2016

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Casey Cripe makes art that describes and challenges the boundaries of the world around us. From the atomic level to the galactic, he methodically describes the world and how it is ordered and functions. His work illustrates the universe, ornate and beautiful, in both finite and infinite dimensions. Check out his interview:
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Jess Simpson Revisit

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December 30, 2015

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Jeff Simpson is a digital concept artist/illustrator based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was previously featured back in August 2011.
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EK Interview: Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee

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December 28, 2015

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Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee's work is honest, revealing, and raw, and his interview is nothing less. His willingness to admit to having an anxiety disorder deserves merit alone, but the method through which he explores and discusses every spectrum of his mind, whether dark or light, is art that makes one pause and think. Check it out:
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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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EK Interview: Kristian Evju

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December 18, 2015

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Kristian Evju's paintings explore the world of fashion and nature simultaneously. They are existential explorations using pattern and design. Check out his interview to go deeper into his world:
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