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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

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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

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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

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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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EK Interview: Adam Caldwell

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June 3, 2014

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Adam Caldwell is another fantastic artist who will be showing some pieces at the Empty Kingdom Summer Show NEXT MONTH!  His art draws into attention consumption, spirituality, sexuality, nature and our role whether as a part or separate from it.  Check out his interview:
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Lauren Satlowski

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May 30, 2014

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Detroit-native Lauren Satlowski works and lives in Los Angeles, California. Satlowski's work both captivates and repulses the viewer in an endearing way with her seemingly mutated and melting figures. Her oil paintings make me want to reach out and touch each of their sticky looking faces. Delicious.
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EK Interview: Matthew Cusick

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May 26, 2014

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We interview Matthew Cusick  in the latest installment of our continuing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery. Matthew is an artist working primarily with maps, creating stunning collages of beautiful women, weaving highways, Americana iconography, and oceans.
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EK Interview: Jamie Vasta

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May 24, 2014

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Jamie Vasta will be bringing her amazing glitter art to the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show.  Her work crosses renaissance fables with modern say subjects, creating entrancing work.  Check out her interview:
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Martin Copertari

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May 23, 2014

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Martin Copertari ensembles collages with original etchings from publications of the 19th century and lithographic prints from the early 20th century. All of his original collages are handmade and retouched with gouache which gives it the beautiful classic and vintage touch.
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Lauren Marx

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May 18, 2014

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"Animals always have been, and always will be, my passion. They have been the subjects of my drawings ever since I was a child. I blame it on weekends spent at the Saint Louis Zoo and endless hours watching, National Geographic’s: Mutual of Omaha”. They influenced my desire to learn about biology while attending high school. While in high school, I began collecting bones, feathers, and books. Over these past few years, my passion grew to zoology, cosmology, and mythology." -Lauren Marx, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Leslie Ann O’Dell is back

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May 15, 2014

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Leslie Ann O'Dell is a visual artist based out of Denver, Colorado who is most known for photo-illustration. O’Dell’s work is comprised of haunting and mystifying portraitures that also gazes upon the refinement of beauty. She was also part of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artists of 2012 and featured back in May 2012.
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EK Interview: Christine Wu

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May 9, 2014

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Christine Wu is another one of the fantastic artists bringing their art to San Francisco for the EMPTY KINGDOM SUMMER ART SHOW!  Her work deals with mythos, sexual tension and the emotional depth and trauma inherent to relationships.  Check out her work and interview:
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