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Mark Manders

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November 2, 2014

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"Sometimes my work also has literal connections to archeology, or rather to history. In A Place Where My Thoughts Are Frozen Together, I set out to attach a human femur to a coffee cup. I thought it was interesting how the cup has gradually acquired a handle during its evolutionary process. I ended up giving the femur a small raised bump so that, together, the cup and the bone could hold a sugar cube. It looks like something has grown out from inside the bone in a way comparable to the relatively slow process whereby the handle of the coffee cup evolved. I think it's beautiful how both of them, powerless and armless, hold the sugar cube." -Mark Manders, Ronse, Belgium
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Seung-Hwan Oh

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October 20, 2014

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Seung-Hwan Oh is an experimental photographer and microbiologist working in Seoul, South Korea. In his recent series, Impermanence, "...he cultivates fungus that he applies to his film. Through this process, the microorganisms slowly devour the film...the intended result is what appears through disappearance...".
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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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October 11, 2014

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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 of print has been going through many changes and difficulties in a digital age and for those that appreciate art you know having a finely printed book is a completely different experience than viewing online. We are doing our part to support them because there's nobody else like Last Gasp out there and we want them to keep on keepin' on. They have supported many of the artists we love and we hope you join us in supporting their campaign, they have lots of cool prizes so please check it out!
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Jose Romussi

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September 12, 2014

art blog - Jose Romussi - Empty Kingdom
Born in Chile, Jose Romussi originally studied landscaping, and only recently has he gained a large following for his embroidered silk screens.
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EK Interview: Cecilia Paredes

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September 3, 2014

Art Blog - Cecilia Paredes - Empty Kingdom
Cecilia Paredes featured back in 2012, is a Peruvian artist who explores the interaction between ourselves and our environment through her fascinating series of self-portraits in which she disappears into her own backgrounds. We've had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Cecilia about her work and gain an insight into her enigmatic pieces - read on to hear more!
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Gregory Euclide Revisit

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August 27, 2014

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Gregory Euclide, first featured back in January 2011, is a Minnesotan artist whose creations literally erupt from the canvas to grab you by the eye sockets and pull you back in. Fascinating.
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Tall Trees of Portland

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August 17, 2014

At the Northwest Music fest in Portland this weekend Hellion Gallery will have a tent featuring a show called Tall Trees of Portland. The show features an installation from AJ Fosik as well as pieces by Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, Zach Johnsen, Maryanna Hoggatt, Jon Macnair, Lauren Gonsalves, Susannah Kelly, Amy Ruppel, Brett Superstar, Cole Gerst, Jen Lobo, Jennifer Parks, Martin Ontiveros, Brin Levinson, Joe Shea, Stella Im Hultberg, Bradley Delay and Keith Carter. The assorted artists have rendered their depictions of 12 Inch Album covers which will all be on display. So if you're in Rose City come check out the music and the art!
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Sebastiaan Bremer

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August 2, 2014

Art Blog - Sebastiaan Bremer - Empty Kingdom
What’s up, EKayans? It’s been a while! I hope my family have been keeping you all happy and inspired. Let me share with you a little something special from Sebastiaan Bremer.
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Eliza Bennett

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July 18, 2014

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ELiza Bennett is a London based artist who recieved a BTEC National Diploma in art, focusing on textiles. She then continued to pursue a BA in Fashion Design at Middlesex University.
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Federico Hurtado

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July 16, 2014

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Federico Hurtado is a collage artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who combines classic portraits and vintage floral designs that results to beautiful otherworldly visuals.
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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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July 14, 2014

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Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:
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Vittorio Ciccarelli Part II

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July 11, 2014

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Italian artist Vittorio Ciccarelli experiments in all fields of photography and his series entitled "Amabili Resti" presents classical paintings in a simple yet varied juxtapositions. He was also featured back in November 2013.
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Casey Cripe

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July 8, 2014

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Art is a personal composition of the reality that surrounds us and artist/scientist Casey Cripe's work takes that concept to a crazy intricate level. Each piece is a map of the exploration of life, self and the universe. His ability to capture the beauty of anatomical figures and scientific complexities result in an imaginative juxtaposition of the surreal and hyper-real.
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Emeric Chantier

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July 6, 2014

Emeric Chantier - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Emeric Chantier is a French sculptor/installation artist from Paris, France who evolves plants into skulls, weapons, people, and other objects that reflect society.
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Adam Tan

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July 3, 2014

art blog - Adam Tan - Empty Kingdom
If somber and slightly morose illustrations ever give me a warm and fuzzy feeling, they are likely done by Adam Tan. He uses a spectrum of ambient colors and shades to give a stillness that either complements or offset his varied pieces. This fellow Adventure Time enthusiast and talented mixed media illustrator resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
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N8 Van Dyke

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July 1, 2014

N8 Van Dyke - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
N8 Van Dyke is a full time art making machine who manipulates any medium to his will, with sheer raw illustrative skill. He has provided his talents for the likes of Burton Snowboards, XBox, PlayStation, various rock bands etc. His work has also graced the covers of magazines all over the world including Taiwan, Australia and France.
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EK Interview: Derek Gores

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June 21, 2014

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Derek Gores has a two of his Full Volume series currently hanging at 111 Minna in San Francisco for the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes from now until July!  His art address sexuality, fashion, and culture, check out his interview:
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Laurence Vallières

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June 19, 2014

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Laurence Vallières is a talented sculptor based in Montreal Canada. Inspired by the works of authors like Georges Orwell and Art Spiegelman, Vallières uses animal imagery to metaphorically comment on political issues and social behavior. The impressive craftsmanship and grandiose scale of her carboard work is nothing short of amazing. Her work will be shown in Germany at Colab gallery from June 14th to October 25th and in Spacejunk gallery Grenoble from September 18th to November 15th.
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Markus Manowski

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June 17, 2014

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Markus Manowski is a multifaceted artist from Zabrze, Poland. His work is a somber juxtaposition of abstract shadows and colors with pictorial elements of found photographs and images from his own archive of pictures and drawings. This combination allows for a progression from one piece to the next, creating dialogue between the artist and his medium; The transition mirrors a radical shift in the social environment in his past, documenting a journey from a communist regime to West Germany. Also known as Daze Maxim, Manowski is not only well versed in visual mediums but is also a well established musical artist with a substantial body of work as a musician, producer and performer in the field of electronic music.
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Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

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June 5, 2014

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Villains, politicians and pop culture icons of our every day lives have never looked so fabulous! We caught a small glimpse of this Pink framed series when we last saw Scott Scheidly on December of 2012. We bring back an extended look into this collection of surprisingly flamboyant characters. Plus, get a look at some of the most recent insanity that's come out of Scheidly's noggin.
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