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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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Christopher Schulz

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July 15, 2014

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Christopher Schulz is a native Los Angeles based sculptor/installation artist who creates contemporary firearms morphed with sea dwelling sharks.
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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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July 14, 2014

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Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:
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Simone Crestani

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July 9, 2014

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"Man has always used natural elements for decorative purposes, often exploiting and modifying the nature to his own taste, with the only intent of owning the beauty. I have always admired with wonder and respect the nature, I believe that it is the greatest expression of beauty, that kind of beauty that satisfies the senses, that kind of beauty that only art can approach. That’s the reason why in my work I take inspiration from natural forms, repurposing them through a decorative key that preserves the elegance and poetry. A contemporary “Cabinet of Curiosity” where nature is respected not defaced, reproducing the essence by fragile and transparent shapes." -Simone Crestani, Venice, Italy
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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

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July 8, 2014

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"The Abyss Table" designed by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea. The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
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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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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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Laurence Vallières

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June 19, 2014

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Laurence Vallières is a talented sculptor based in Montreal Canada. Inspired by the works of authors like Georges Orwell and Art Spiegelman, Vallières uses animal imagery to metaphorically comment on political issues and social behavior. The impressive craftsmanship and grandiose scale of her carboard work is nothing short of amazing. Her work will be shown in Germany at Colab gallery from June 14th to October 25th and in Spacejunk gallery Grenoble from September 18th to November 15th.
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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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Lauren Satlowski

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May 30, 2014

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Detroit-native Lauren Satlowski works and lives in Los Angeles, California. Satlowski's work both captivates and repulses the viewer in an endearing way with her seemingly mutated and melting figures. Her oil paintings make me want to reach out and touch each of their sticky looking faces. Delicious.
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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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Jess Riva Cooper

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May 25, 2014

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"In my sculptures, the world sprouts plant matter. Colour and form burst forth fromquiet gardens and bring chaos to ordered spaces. Nature reclaims its place by creeping over structures. Wild floral growth subvertspast states, creating the preternatural from this transformation." -Jess Riva Cooper, Toronto, Ontario
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Faig Ahmed

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May 9, 2014

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"Carpet vandalist" and installation artist Faig Ahmed is from and based out of Baku, Azerbaijan. Taking one of the most iconic symbols of the East, the Persian rug, he changes its traditional form to a more modern contemporary style.
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Mario Dilitz

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May 6, 2014

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Mario Dilitz is a talented Austrian sculptor currently residing in Axams. His work of the human form shows both a simplicity in technique and an incredible accuracy in the expression of each wooden figure. Combining hyper-realistic techniques with strategic abstract textures, Dilits illustrates a perfect example of vulnerability and realism to each piece.
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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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Jan Fabre

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April 15, 2014

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All the works by Jan Fabre, the visual artist make reference to a belief in the vulnerable body and its defense, plus an observation of man and asking the question of how he can survive in the future. This fascination with the body and science originated in his youth, when, influenced by the research carried out by the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre.
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Kim Simonsson

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April 14, 2014

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Finnish artist Kim Simonsson is a ceramic sculptor based out of Helsinki who creates adolescent characters carrying out mischievous acts. “Authority in it's many forms fascinates me and in my works I want to reverse the common beliefs by making the weak powerful.” -Kim Simonsson
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Alexander Biserama Becherer

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April 10, 2014

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Alexander Biserama Becherer is a tremendously talented artist with a repertoire of sculptures unlike any I've seen before. This German sculptor uses an array of materials such as hardened polystyrene, wood and metal to shape muti-dimensional clusters of words and images with impressive size and intricacy.
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