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EK Podcast: Christine Wu

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February 9, 2016

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A truly delightful and insightful interview with the one and only Christine Wu (www.misschristinewu.com) who has a fantastic solo show currently showing at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles until Feb. 20th! Check it out! The podcast is a bit long but worth every second
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EK Shop: Christine Wu

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February 8, 2016

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Christine Wu is a fine art oil painter and overall image maker. Stylistically, her work is multi-layered with haunting and sensual undertones. She often depicts people in flux, capturing the vulnerability of self discovery while exploring the tangibility of memories and the way we remember. She is also an information collector, obsessive organizer and springtime murderer.
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EK Interview: Drømsjel

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January 11, 2016

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Pierre Schmidt uses art as a means to relieve the weight of over analysis and express the belief in self determinism. That we should all have and exert our right to express ourselves. Freedom for all through art! Melt your face off with a peek into the world of Drømsjel.
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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: Rocío Montoya

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December 9, 2015

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Rocío Montoya's work is intriguing, her collages are a melange of emotion, pattern, and color. Her subjects are eye-catching and her backgrounds, though sometimes stark, serve to draw the viewer in and highlight her discussion. Check out her interview:
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Derek Gores Art Basel Interview

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December 6, 2015

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Derek Gores is a large-scale collage artist based out of Florida. He goes over his current show which is currently being featured at Scope Art Fair with Think Space Gallery and Aqua Art Miami.
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Visceral

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November 28, 2015

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Both Colombian photographer Paola Rojas H. and illustrator David Pérez's latest series entitled Visceral portrays models displaying the human anatomy from 'inside out'. They chose blue and red as their primary colors to represent the frozen body and the fiery heart.
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Charles Wilkin

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November 24, 2015

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"My work is a loose collection of thoughts and observations in many ways and less about one specific theme. I see it as being a reflection of the world we live in, with all its ugliness and cruelty. But from that, I strive to extract the beauty and empathy hidden underneath and within us all, revealing the unknown, the unspoken and intangible things that make us truly human." -Charles Wilkin, Brooklyn, NY
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Nicola Samorì Revisit

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August 24, 2015

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Nicola Samorì is an Italian artist who paints at a completely different level and dimension. His baroque style and gothic themed portraits leave behind dismal everlasting emotions. He was first featured in back in September 2011 and January 2012 with an exclusive EK interview. Nicola Samorì is hands down one of Empty Kingdom’s greatest featured artists.
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Randy Mora

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August 11, 2015

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Randy Mora is a collage artist residing in Bogota, Colombia who’s work has featured in Wired, GQ, The Guardian, among many others.
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EK Interview: Lauren Brevner

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August 5, 2015

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Lauren Brevner is an amazing artist who has traveled the world and learned a lot and brings all that and a bag of chips to the table. Her work draws from many sources to make and discuss incredibly important subjects from femininity and it's place and meaning in current culture to tradition and art and the importance of the past. Check out her interview:
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Zak Smith // NSFW

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July 19, 2015

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Zak Smith is an artist based out of Brooklyn, NY and an Alumni of Cooper Union & Yale. He is best known for erotic portraits of female subjects which are characterized by intricate patterns and vivid coloration. Zak is also an adult film performer who is in a long-term relationship with Mandy Morbid.
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Nao Ikuma

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June 22, 2015

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Nao Ikuma is a Japanese artist who engraves beautifully dark toned etchings by combining humans with nature in otherworldly ways.
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Ernesto Artillo

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June 10, 2015

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Working primarily in Fashion, Ernesto Artillo is an editorial collagist, as I would like to call him. He transforms high fashion into fractured, distorted portraits, using photography and collage. His work varies from obscure, minimalist collage to more dizzying and surreal landscapes (at times echoing Cubism) with the human body being cut by bold stripes of color and abstract imagery. He has worked with the biggest names in fashion from Louis Vuitton to Burberry to Maison Martin Margiela.
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Mark Khaisman’s Tape Noir

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May 22, 2015

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Mark Khaisman is an artist based out of Philadelphia who creates portraits with translucent packing tape. “Tape reflects everything in human nature from practicality and banality to democratic techniques, used one way or another, in everyone’s tactile experience.”
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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

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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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