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Isabelle Cochereau

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September 16, 2014

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Isabelle Cochereau is a French collage artist who creates portraits by painting, compositing, and layering many forms of various elements. The artist has an immaculate sense of a color palette, which blends so consistently within each of her mysteriously themed pieces.
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Justin Hopkins

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September 15, 2014

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Justin Hopkins is a painter originally from Mukilteo, Washington who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He varies in a wide range of looks and styles, pushing the boundaries of his creativity.
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EK Interview: Cecilia Paredes

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September 3, 2014

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Cecilia Paredes featured back in 2012, is a Peruvian artist who explores the interaction between ourselves and our environment through her fascinating series of self-portraits in which she disappears into her own backgrounds. We've had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Cecilia about her work and gain an insight into her enigmatic pieces - read on to hear more!
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Paintings by Anna Conway

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August 29, 2014

Anna Conway is an American contemporary oil painter who lives and works out of New York City. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and Columbia University School of Arts.
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One Piece of Art: Stephanie Buer

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August 20, 2014

The work of Stephanie Buer strikes a chord in me, it's lonely, isolated and quiet. Every one of her pieces makes me want to step in to have a moment of humbled silence to appreciate both the human impulse to create and capacity to abandon. Come along as we see the process for one of here new pieces, Happy Bday.
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Ellen Altfest

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August 20, 2014

Ellen Altfest is a painter based out of New York, who creates stunning spans of realist canvas. Her images are technical, meticulous but pervaded by a prickly sense of overwhelmingness awkwardness. From hairy bottoms to silent logs, the truth of the fact is that Altfest's paintings are honest, strikingly so.
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Shawn Huckins Pt.2

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August 19, 2014

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In a world where the art of Linguistics is drastically taking a turn, Shawn Huckins merges our present day internet colloquialisms with classical portraits of the 19th and 18th century. His latest series titled "The American __tier" uses this blend of opposing timelines to comment on an era where America idealistically looked toward the future and "the merging of peoples and cultures" vs. where we are now. Huckins was previously featured on EK on July 2012 and as the intricacies of the instant messaging world have grown, so has the quality and humor of his work.
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Tall Trees of Portland

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August 17, 2014

At the Northwest Music fest in Portland this weekend Hellion Gallery will have a tent featuring a show called Tall Trees of Portland. The show features an installation from AJ Fosik as well as pieces by Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, Zach Johnsen, Maryanna Hoggatt, Jon Macnair, Lauren Gonsalves, Susannah Kelly, Amy Ruppel, Brett Superstar, Cole Gerst, Jen Lobo, Jennifer Parks, Martin Ontiveros, Brin Levinson, Joe Shea, Stella Im Hultberg, Bradley Delay and Keith Carter. The assorted artists have rendered their depictions of 12 Inch Album covers which will all be on display. So if you're in Rose City come check out the music and the art!
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Markus Schinwald

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August 15, 2014

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Austrian artist Markus Schinwald’s work is centered around the body as a cultural construct, as an incessantly actualized site at which the subject is constituted both in its identity and its instability and transversality. He is not true to one medium, but rather nomadic as he appropriates methods and/or devices from cultural theory, film, and poetry, among others. Dysfunctionality and disorder are key notions in his work.
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Angela Fraleigh 2.0

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August 15, 2014

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Angela Fraleigh received a BFA in painting from Boston University and continued on to receive a MFA in printmaking from Yale University. She currently teaches painting, drawing, and advanced studio seminar at Moravian College.
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Daniel Martin

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August 12, 2014

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Dutch artist Daniel Martin's most recent work comprises explicit portraits of defiled faces, and the images have an unsettling expression. It feels like the portraits were deliberately damaged after the painting was completed. This consciously cultivated spontaneity in painting is intrinsic to Martin's work. A misshapen tree, that imperfection of beauty, is a source of inspiration to Daniel Martin.
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Gustavo Peña Paintings

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August 8, 2014

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As the summer starts to fade away, Dominican artist Gustavo Peña paints the colors, activities and essence of what this sunny season was all about. His library of work is expressionistically beautiful up-close at the same time lighthearted and peculiar, which all feel like his personal photos over the years.
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Justin Mortimer

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August 4, 2014

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Justin Mortimer is an obscure fine art painter who lives and works out of London. He was first featured on Empty Kingdom back in March 2011.
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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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Rogelio Manzo

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July 28, 2014

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"...I find a brute yet honest identity of my subjects..." states Rogelio Manzo. His journey as an artist began studying architecture, but the rigidity and formality of architectural practice led him to painting where he creates chaotic, dark and brooding, yet harmonious "portraits".  His past in architecture is not lost though, as geometric elements sneak into his paintings that are made of resin panels, silk and other fabric. His subjects faces are draped in sweeping swatches of blue, orange and vivid white hues while hints of their personality seep through.
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The Definition of Art Part 1

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July 24, 2014

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--- Art: noun \ˈärt\ 1: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. --- Can art be defined?  As an abstract concept possibly but on a personal level the definition of art can be as diverse as the viewer.  In that vein we have decided to ask some of our favorite artists to tell us what Art means to them.  Here's what they've said:
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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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Robert C. Jackson

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July 14, 2014

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It wasn't until the mid 1990s that Robert C. Jackson settled into painting as a career. Taking his experiences as an engineer and pastor, Jackson creates Realist paintings littered with popular American brands and objects. Seemingly playful at first, they are highly sophisticated and controlled, with imagery akin to Koons and Johns, although each piece is uniquely Jackson's own. Read an interview with Robert here. ENJOY!
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Vittorio Ciccarelli Part II

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July 11, 2014

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Italian artist Vittorio Ciccarelli experiments in all fields of photography and his series entitled "Amabili Resti" presents classical paintings in a simple yet varied juxtapositions. He was also featured back in November 2013.
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Edie Nadelhaft

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July 11, 2014

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Edie Nadelhaft is a painter and sculptor based in New York, NY. She received an BFA in 1995 from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
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