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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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Daniel Aristizábal

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August 7, 2015

Daniel Aristizabal
Daniel Aristizábal is a digital artist & graphic designer based out of Medellín, Colombia. Many of his surreal 3D renditions are illustrated for fashion companies & magazines that's amusing, mouth-watering, and intensely colorful.
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Joe Hengst

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July 30, 2015

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"Humans rely on nature to survive but within our physical existence we have started to rely on our fabricated society, and in our gradual incline of artificiality we have forgotten nature. Even though we are a part of nature we try to control it, synthesize it, and in turn we are starving our beings. Most of us hold nature as an ideal place we can visit, or come and go as we please but the mind, the body, and nature are all part of the singularity that is the universe. These paintings depict our present attempt to leave nature and the beginning of something else entirely." -Joe Hengst, San Francisco
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May von Krogh

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July 26, 2015

May von Krogh
May von Krogh is an artist based out of Larvik, Norway who works with ceramic sculptures and installations.
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Drømsjel

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July 23, 2015

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Berlin based artist Pierre Schmidt aka Drømsjel’s mind or better yet, face altering work is almost like walking through a garden in the 1960s but instead you are the garden possibly going through a little psychedelic experience.
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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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Hikari Shimoda Revisit

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July 8, 2015

Hikari Shimoda
Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within.
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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

Ernesto Artillo - Empty Kingdom - 2015
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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Bystander by June Lee

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June 8, 2015

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“Human beings cannot live alone; thus they form groups and societies. Ironically, however, this characteristic of human beings does not guarantee that individuals always form intimate ties with others.” -June Lee, South Korea
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Martha Persson

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June 4, 2015

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"I approach different gestures and tactile and haptic games. Through a merging of the banal and the forbidden I open up ways to see new perspectives on the depicted act and what is inherent to it. Simultaneously, my paintings are also a way of depicting a multilayered curiosity regarding the body and the flesh. It is an ongoing exploration of inherited human behaviours, embedded mechanisms and embodied expression." -Martha Persson, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Kim Kei

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June 3, 2015

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LA- based  Kim Kei is a hybrid artist, straddling the worlds of photography, painting, and sculpture.
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Charles Avery

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November 3, 2014

Charles Avery - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Charles Avery has devoted his practice to the description of a fictional Island which he continues to elaborate with its own population, customs and cosmology, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts and moving images.
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Mark Manders

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November 2, 2014

Mark Manders - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
"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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Crystal Barbre (NSFW)

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October 31, 2014

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Seattle-based painter Crystal Barbre recent series called ‘Magnetisme Animal’ feature powerful, female figures with various animal heads in sexual poses and activities. Some of the paintings portrays lovely bodies and beautifully rendered animal aspects. Some of her other works have the feminine characters engaged in and clearly enjoying explicate sex acts.
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Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy

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October 24, 2014

Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy is a graphic artist and illustrator based in London. Her magnificent obscure and surreal oddities is hand drawn with pen and ink, occasionally adding digital color.
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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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Antoine Cordet

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October 19, 2014

Antoine Cordet - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Antoine Cordet is a young painter who lives in Paris. Having started with graffiti and studies in Architecture and Furniture Design, he decides to dedicate itself completely to the painting. He work with acrylic on canvas and try to define the incomprehension of this world that sometimes finds it surprising with a mix between realism and abstraction.
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Eugenia Loli

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October 13, 2014

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"It's important for me to "say" something with my artwork, so for the vast majority of my work there's a meaning behind them. I usually do this via presenting a "narrative" scene in my collages, like there's something bigger going on than what's merely depicted. Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it's horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it's chill. I leave it to the viewer's imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot." -Eugenia Loli, collage artist, Milpitas, California.
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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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October 11, 2014

THE LAST GASP - EMPTY KINGDOM - KICKSTARTER
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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