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Anton Semenov

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July 29, 2014

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Anton Semenov is a digital illustrator from Bratsk, Russia who creates extraordinary animated portraits and mind-bending dark themed characters and worlds.
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Bill Sussman

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July 25, 2014

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Bill Sussman is an illustrator originally from San Francisco and currently residing in Poland who portrays erotic art in whimsical juxtapositions. Warning these illustrations are NSFW.
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“Fruits” by Aurel Schmidt

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July 23, 2014

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Aurel Schmidt is an artist from Kamloops, BC, Canada currently working out of New York City who embodies luscious fruits and organic vegetables with leafy vaginas and other various private body parts. Aurel Schmidt is truly one of a kind and you can see her previous Empty Kingdom feature from September 2010.
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Sophie Kahn

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July 21, 2014

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Sophie Kahn  is a sculptor that combines digital and analog technology such as 3-d laser printing and ancient bronze casting to create stunning, fragmented figures. As she states "they engage questions of time, history, vision, identity and the body." She recently received her MFA in Art & Technology Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured in a number of gallery shows across the United States. ENJOY!
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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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Jordan Kasey

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July 14, 2014

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Jordan Kasey is a surreal/fine art painter from Baltimore, Maryland who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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Melissa Gamwell

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July 7, 2014

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Melissa Gamwell is a sculptor based out of New York. She creates pieces that are akin to singular studies in abstraction of common industrial objects, working primarily in ceramic and metal. Strangely shaped spoons and small vessels are cast in polished bronze or muted pastels. Her sculptures are as much about form as they are about surface.
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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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Seyo Cizmic

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July 3, 2014

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Seyo Cizmic is a contemporary artist based in San Diego, California who creates installations that often contradict and challenges itself and the viewers.
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Lena Klyukina

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July 1, 2014

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Lena Klyukina is an artist based out of Vilnius, Lithuania who draws up highly rendered themes of radical cyber punk illustrations which reminisce the psychedelic age of the 60s and 70s.
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Monika Horčicová

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June 24, 2014

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Monika Horčicová is a Czech sculptor/installation artist who constructs human skeletons with 3-D printing in a very surreal juxtaposition. Many of her structures presents itself through a repetitive cycling pattern as well as experimental evolved mutations.
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Serge Gay Jr. Part II

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June 20, 2014

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It's only been 2 months since we shared Serge Gay Jr.'s work (previously featured in March 2014), but he's been busy pumping out more of his grizzly graphic art which brings him back to our humble little site so soon. Based out of San Francisco, California, Serge draws his inspiration from his surroundings, his Haitian background, and the coastal cities he grew up in.
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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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Justin Plakas

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June 16, 2014

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Justin Plakas is a multi-media artist. His mediums include collage, photography and video. His works are highly experimental, involving the body, design and landscape. Here are selections from a recent collage series that are subdued, seemingly vintage, yet futuristic.
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Valentino Quijano

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June 13, 2014

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Valentino Quijano is a self taught painter from Redwood City, California currently living on the Island of Hawaii. Valentino's loose style looks as if he paints with a palette knife, and in no way is that a criticism. Rather, executed in an avant-garde manner that Empty Kingdom loves.
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Gaetan Henrioux

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June 12, 2014

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Gaetan Henrioux is a French painter who works and lives in Paris and Brooklyn. The artist explores sexuality and eccentric oddities through an expressionistic approach. He is also the co-founder of Awiiily.
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Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten

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June 10, 2014

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"One of our goals has always been to paint with the intention of the finished work resembling that of an individual painter. In trying to find a common inspiration with each other, we discovered that it is very difficult to define who you are to another person and explain your feelings with any kind of consistency, let alone authenticity. When you attempt to define yourself with conviction, you can easily attach yourself to an unsustainable perspective. Furthermore, as our lives are driven by self-definition, what we understand to be authentic is constantly in flux, regardless of intention. In our work, we have become interested in these ideas being personified in paint. What is the face of self-mythologizing? What is comfort? Can the counterfeit be as effective as the real thing? Or is something like comfort simply defined by how we define ourselves? These are questions that we feel are better suited to be asked with paint, rather than words." -Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten
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Enrico Ferrarini

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June 3, 2014

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Enrico Ferrarini (born July 20, 1987 in Modena, Italy) studied at the Art Institute A. Venturi in Modena and continued his education in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts. Much of his works have evolved out of research in Neuroscience where he molds time, space, movement, expression and perception.
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Jason Martin

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June 2, 2014

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Jason Martin paintings are thick. They are textural surfaces that redefine what it means to paint. He uses his material fully, with caution and finesse, his canvasses are smooth, rough, and sexy, exuding so much energy -with simply one color. His works are more like sculptures than paintings and exemplify new minimalism at its finest. ENJOY!
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Cristina Córdova

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May 28, 2014

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Cristina Córdova is an American-born, Puerto Rican sculptor who works and lives in Penland, North Carolina. She's heavily influenced by the rich and layered imagery of classical Catholic sculptures cemented with modern obscure juxtapositions.
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