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Stephanie Henderson

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April 22, 2014

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Stephanie Henderson is a painter based out of Detroit, Michigan. The artist is influenced by Dylan Thomas' poem “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” which refers to the Day of the Dead's cycle of life and death.
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Among The Missing

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April 22, 2014

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Joshua Hagler was previously featured on October 2010 and interviewed on July 2012. In line with our promise, we bring you the latest on this talented artist, this time alongside partner and collaborator Maja Ruznic, with their first two-person exhibition. The show entitled Among The Missing will be featured at the Jack Fischer Gallery from May 3rd through the 31st. Hagler and Ruznic will present work from their book Drift, which documents the three months the pair spent in 2013 traveling through Eastern and Western Europe and Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
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Madeline von Foerster

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April 21, 2014

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"Executed in the oil and egg tempera mische technique developed by the Flemish Masters, these paintings allude to Renaissance sources in both method and style. A strong influence from the School of Fontainebleau loans an aura of mystery and otherworldliness to the artworks. The paintings often resemble Wunderkammern – Enlightenment era “cabinets of curiosities,” where the wonders of nature were collected and displayed. Surrealistic elements also often occur, though in the service of meaning and metaphor, rather than for oddity's sake." -Madeline von Foerster, New York City
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Tiina Heiska Revisit

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April 21, 2014

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Tiina Heiska is a painter based out of Helsinki, Finland. Her work was first featured on EK in January 2010 and we are happy to show you her new work, even more beautifully haunting! "Dissolving Girl", "Silk Ribbons and Bows", and "The Pond" are just a few of her more recent series that depict characters in dreamy, vague states of being, leaving the viewer to fill in the narrative gaps. There is a sense of voyeurism in her work, as it is difficult to discern whether or not the subject is watching or being watched. Heiska is classically trained and she recently exhibited new works in a solo exhibition at Galerie Leger in Sweden.
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Theresa Pfarr

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April 20, 2014

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"Identity loss and re-development is explored through the manipulation of surface texture and paint handling. In the effort to convey the psychological struggle in dealing with self-evaluation and mass appeal, my work is both social exposition and autobiographical. Through standing-in for the commercial character my identity is distanced but also clearer, by proxy." -Theresa Pfarr, Princeton, NJ.
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Marcela Cardenas

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April 18, 2014

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Marcela Cardenas is a fine artist based out of Medellín, Colombia who incorporates many mediums such as painting, drawing, and taxidermy installations revolving around the relationship of nature and animals.
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Daehyun Kim Returns

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April 15, 2014

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Daehyun Kim AKA Moonassi has been featured on December 2010 and on July 2012. His surreal figures and minimalist lines portray a unique interpretation of relationships and interactions between two subjects and the universe at large.
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Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

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April 13, 2014

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Russian artist Yaroslav Gerzhedovich is an illustrator based out of St. Petersburg who creates dark and gothic themed illustrations with photography, painting, and digital post-production.
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EK Interview: Eckehard Fuchs

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April 8, 2014

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Eckehard Fuchs is a painter from Germany, residing in various cities throughout Europe. His paintings are equally playful and dark, muted yet colorful and curious. Sometimes abstract, and other times incredibly direct.  This interview is one of many from a roster of artists, as part of a ongoing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery, in Berne, Switzerland.
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Kilian Eng Part III

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April 8, 2014

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Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng creates beautiful atmospheric alternative worlds with a color palette that reminds us the wistful 80s. Much of his inspiration comes from the interest in both classic and futuristic themes of science fiction and nature. Kilian was on Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 Artists list of 2011 and featured on September 2012 and January 2011.
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EK Interview: Federico Lombardo

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April 7, 2014

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Federico Lombardo's watercolors have so much feeling and emotion to them.  Though stark they are raw and visceral, I'd love to see one in person.  He is one of another artist with the 5 pieces Gallery whom we are proud to interview and feature, so check out what he has to paint and say.
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Mizuno Junko

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April 4, 2014

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Mizuno Junko is a Japanese manga artist based out of Tokyo. Her drawing style blends with colorful, childish sweetness with blood and terror that's termed Gothic kawaii or a kawaii noir style. Junko's art has a pop-art and psychedelic flair, and a sizable proportion of her published work is colored, rather than the black and white format typical of most Japanese comics.
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Roberto Ferri Part II

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April 2, 2014

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Roberto Ferri is an Italian fine art painter whose work is heavily inspired by Baroque painters such as Caravaggio and other old masters of Romanticism. His paintings display such tranquilizing tones that alleviate the viewers eyes, while accepting the realization of such convoluted and surreal actions each character uncovers. Ferri was also featured back in January 2012.
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EK Interview: Casey McKee

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March 31, 2014

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  The art of Casey McKee is dynamic, spanning an array of subjects, some serious others not, and maintaining degree a levity.  He is one of a number of great artist from 5 pieces Gallery whom we are proud to be spotlighting.  Check out his interview and take a look at his work!
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MANGLO IS BACK *NSFW

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March 31, 2014

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MANGLO aka Yukaman is a Japanese digital illustrator who draws with cute, child-like vibrant colors and seemingly playful tones, but the direction behind these Japanese manga drawings are absolutely sadistic and menacing. We're happy share them with you and be sure to check out her previous feature back in February 2011.
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Eric Wert

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March 27, 2014

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Eric Wert is a talented painter currently residing in Portland, Oregon.  His still life work shows incredible attention to detail and texture while the subjects themselves represent a balance between beauty and disorder.  His work is currently being represented by Gallery Henoch in NYC and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA.
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Conor Harrington Part II

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March 23, 2014

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Conor Harrington is a street/graffiti/figurative/painter based out of Cork, Ireland. “A painter first and foremost. If you asked me that 10 years ago I would have said a graffiti writer but now as I get older I’m trying to shake off all those labels. It’s a strange position for a lot of us these days. We come from graffiti and street art but now we want to move beyond that. That's why I like the term post-graffiti a lot."
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Alec Huxley Revisit

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March 22, 2014

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The evil and sultry images of Alec Huxley’s paintings are like a James Bond film on acid.
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Kris Lewis Part II

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March 21, 2014

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Kris Lewis is a Los Angeles based artist whose influences include Alfonse Bougereau, Andrew Wyeth, and Gustav Klimt. His reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion, and finding truth. His affinity for people-watching also informs his paintings, collecting glances, gestures, miens and hints and channeling them through the canvas for the viewer to share in the experience.
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Dorian Vallejo

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March 20, 2014

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Artist Dorian Vallejo creates a visual representation of the struggles of humanity through a beautiful ethereal dance within a subconscious world. The colors and floating figures in his works create a metaphor for our pursuit of balance between the different aspects of our persona.
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