Jacqueline Secor Interview

We got a chance to interview an up-and-coming artist we believe has a depth and potential to be a very positive force for women, their bodies, and for the art world in general. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jacqueline Secor. She is a mixed media artist inspired by primitive art. Secor was born in the historical…

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EK Interview: Hanna Jaeun

Hanna Jaeun tells EK about her artistic process and her surreal paintings that often incorporate religious iconography. Her works are playful alluring yet melancholically unnerving in their presentation of cathartic subject matter. Through her subjects, Jaeun extends a certain set of circumstances at hand.

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EK Interview: Van Arno

Van Arno‘s pop surrealist art had me curious from the first view. While almost cartoonish and outrageous in his aesthetic, he’s got subject matter in spades. Drawing on culture, religion, and events both historical and current, Van Arno paints scenes that are tomes. Whether you want to spend the time digesting and parsing through the…

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EK Interview: Stephanie Buer

The imagery of Stephanie Buer‘s paintings and drawings recalls her time spent in Detroit, Michigan. While dilapidated and human-free edifices dominate her works, Buer speaks to Detroit’s artistic initiatives and to the changing cityscape. Check out Stephanie’s other Empty Kingdom interview and post !

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EK Interview: James Rawson

James Rawson identifies the spoils of popular culture and its devastating/distracting effects. His boisterous paintings involve issues of digital voyeurism and they question the fulfillment that voyeurs receive from their action. Through this, Rawson explores the ubiquities of society and detachments from reality. Check out more of Rawson’s work at the EK Shop and his…

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EK Interview: Susannah Martin

Susannah Martin exposes the human form in naturalistic and photo realistic scenes. On canvas, her vividly painted subjects interact with land and animal and express a contemplative curiosity. Through them, Martin speaks to themes such as the German political landscape and she makes clear her rich understanding of the history of art. Empty Kingdom first…

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EK Interview: Louie Van Patten

Louie Van Patten‘s paintings are dark and moving. They reveal parts of us we see at the last moment when we turn away from the mirror, the parts we know are there but often can’t, or won’t. They are colorful, vibrant, loudly emotive, and they plumb some of the deepest parts of the human condition.…

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EK Interview: Gabriel Grun

Gabriel Grun‘s work is heavily influenced by renaissance and baroque paintings and it shows. Openly sexual, and unabashed about everything that he wants it to be, Gabriel’s work is a world of fantasy, of the myths and legends of humanity laid out in full color, full splendor. Colorful and gorgeous, his paintings draw you into…

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EK Interview: Joel Rea

The world of Joel Rea‘s art is vast and overwhelming, in both scope and meaning. Where does the dream stop, and the real begin? Who knows, as Joel stitches the two together so seamlessly, ice clad rocks, starry and cloud filled skies alluding to a harsh nature, an untamed world foreign to humans. Tigers, powerful…

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EK Podcast: Christine Wu

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 Interview: Mary Iverson

Mary Iverson is a painter from Seattle, her works depict a natural world overrun and polluted by consumerism. The nature in her art is beautiful and vibrant in its own right, but to it so marred by shipping containers and their tendrils is a striking image, indeed. Check out her interview:

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EK Interview: Charles Wish

How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go today? Charles Wish will take you deep, deep down. Americana meets South Asian Art to create art soaked in nuance, overflowing with color, and brimming with microcosmic universes. It’s overwhelming in the very, very best of ways. And his thoughts are just as interesting:

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