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Magnus Gjoen

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April 26, 2016

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Magnus Gjoen examines how to change peoples relationship and preconceived notions of objects. Something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. It’s this misconception of beauty which Magnus Gjoen wants us to see in a different light, being it weapons, animals or the human race itself.
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Frédéric Clavére

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April 22, 2016

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Frédéric Clavére's body of work revolves around politics, religion, and warfare. The agitator outlines and paints within multiple mediums by implementing cutouts from magazines, books, and ads. Clavére currently works out of Marseille and teaches out of Nice, France.
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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 Shop: James Rawson

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February 29, 2016

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James Rawson -James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our perception of popular culture.
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MERKUR PRESENTS: Ayça Şen

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February 24, 2016

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Presented by Merkur Gallery -Şen, who sees the coincidences, come ups; shortly, the flow of life in its own rhythm as the flow of nature in its own rhythm, she considers ‘’Where to look from” a visual extension of personal confrontation and personal change. In this sense, when all conceptual explanations can be perceived as an intervention to the whole of personal life, the ‘’contradictions’’ that she handles come into play and by wriggling from vertical media, they get into horizontal media, which can make concessions too.
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Galleria Gum Presents: Camila Valdez

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February 13, 2016

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Galleria Gum, a fantastic gallery founded by Andrea Pasin, in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District (Florida) represents some talented artists doing great work. Here we highlight Camila Valdez, a young and emerging argentinian artist who creates hyper-realistic leggy dessert sculptures. When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats, Camila selects materials which highlight the bold colors and exaggerated shapes of classic desserts. Utilizing such materials as fiberglass and epoxy resins, which are later hand-painted in order to attain a surreal glow, proof is given that her art is a matter of taste.
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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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