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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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Kim Simonsson

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April 14, 2014

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Finnish artist Kim Simonsson is a ceramic sculptor based out of Helsinki who creates adolescent characters carrying out mischievous acts. “Authority in it's many forms fascinates me and in my works I want to reverse the common beliefs by making the weak powerful.” -Kim Simonsson
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Christopher Conte

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March 25, 2014

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Norwegian artist Christopher Conte began working in the prosthetics field making artificial limbs for amputees for 16 years. Throughout his time, he worked in obscurity creating biomechanical sculptures which reflected his love for biomechanics, anatomy and robotics. In June 2008, he left the field to begin his career as a full-time artist. Christopher uses a wide range of experience along with diverse materials and construction techniques to create one-of-a-kind arthropods and anatomies.
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Sue Kneebone

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March 24, 2014

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"My art practice explores ways in which the social and environmental chain of effects from the past follow us into the present. Central to my studio practice is the transformative process of mixed media assemblage and photomontage that allow for new associations to be made from fragmented clues found in museums, photographs and archival material. I am particularly interested in the ramifications and legacy of the Australian colonial settler culture. My works explore the intersections between nature and culture, history and memory to imagine other ways of knowing the past and how it shadows us in the present." -Sue Kneebone, Australia
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Conor Harrington Part II

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March 23, 2014

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Conor Harrington is a street/graffiti/figurative/painter based out of Cork, Ireland. “A painter first and foremost. If you asked me that 10 years ago I would have said a graffiti writer but now as I get older I’m trying to shake off all those labels. It’s a strange position for a lot of us these days. We come from graffiti and street art but now we want to move beyond that. That's why I like the term post-graffiti a lot."
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Camila Valdez

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March 18, 2014

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Argentinian sculptor Camila Valdez literally creates life-sized eye candy, where Homer Simpson would uncontrollably salivate and make love to. Cakeland creator/sculptor Scott Hove and Camila would make sweet babies.
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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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Tony Matelli

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March 4, 2014

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Tony Matelli is an unusual and outlandish sculptor based out of New York who builds characters around deviant scenarios. When Howie Chen (Co-Founder of Dispatch) asked about describing his own work, Tony replied "I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about that. It’s one of those things that seems best unidentified, or like a stone that maybe is best left unturned. If those interests are revealed too explicitly, my attraction to them is diminished."
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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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Ribbonesia

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February 26, 2014

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Ribbonesia is a modern ribbon company created by Japanese artist Baku Maeda. The word 'ribbon' and 'modern' is an understatement when describing Ribbonesia because these are more like life-size modern sculptures made with satin and silk. I wouldn't be shocked if he starts creating apparel in the near future.
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Simon Schubert

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February 24, 2014

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Simon Schubert is an installation artist based out of Cologne, Germany who engages on the idea of psychological reflection, isolation, and the concept of existence. The surrealist is heavily influenced by the writings of Samuel Beckett.
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Petros Chrisostomou

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February 20, 2014

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Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. With the alteration of scale and reversal of the relation between object and environment, between imaginary and real space, his photographs challenge the viewer's visual certainties
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Christophe Doucet

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February 4, 2014

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Christophe Doucet sculpts space as much as materials. His vision ranges wide, from the material elements that configure a territory, to the symbolic elements that make it possible for people to live in it. He carries out implementations and shapes that trouble the common representation of the places where he performs.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

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[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 supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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United Visual Artists

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January 30, 2014

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United Visual Artists (UVA) is a London based art practice that combines a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, live performance, and architecture. The studio has an open approach to collaboration, uniting diverse skills to continuously evolve new technologies and materials, which in turn suggest new artistic directions.
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Joel Morrison in Paris

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January 17, 2014

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Los Angeles based artist Joel Morrison was featured on Empty Kingdom January 2012, and this time of the year, you can see his work in person at the Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, France. Mr. Morrison's conceptual stainless steel sculptures are blended with everyday objects that's crafted in very raw seamless approach. More info about the show, after the break.
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Ted Lawson

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January 10, 2014

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Brooklyn, NY based artist Ted Lawson creates a narrative progression of forms that reveals something conceptually greater than the sum of their parts. Ted’s large scale works combine digital technology with highly crafted traditional sculpting methods to seamlessly produce conceptual objects that express the underlying analog truth within his subject matter.
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‘I Don’t Really Miss You’ by Lindsay Bottos

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January 1, 2014

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Lindsay Bottos' series entitled 'I Don't Really Miss You' is a threaded embroidery memontos that's a permanent collection at the Alchemy of Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD. The artist is currently a 21 year old senior at the Maryland Institute College of Art // photography major, book arts concentrator, gender studies minor, with a focus in fiber arts.
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Glass Microbiology by Luke Jerram

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December 31, 2013

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Glass Microbiology is a body of glass work which has been developed by artist Luke Jerram since 2004. Made to contemplate the global impact of each disease, the artworks are created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially coloured imagery received through the media.
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