EK Interview: Mario Dilitz

Mario Dilitz works with wood to create touching, meaningful sculpture. His works are a sort of expose on the human condition, bare emotion painted across bare wood. Our vulnerable, withdrawn, most quiet moments are his focus, and damn does he depict them well. Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: May von Krogh

May von Krogh‘s ceramics have a common thread, they’re soaked in emotion, each a conscious and meaningful meditation on a theme. Besides that, each is an isolated incident, a standalone testament to her ability to create novel and nuanced work. Aesthetically they are deep and penetrating, most of her subjects are children, which makes their…

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EK Interview: Paul Kaptein

Wood is alive, and Paul Kaptein‘s work is a living testament to the human personality, warped, flawed, smooth, and beautiful. In his work he means to remove thought, to use wood to explore the space between the meaning, the quiet places, where the most of everything is. Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee

Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee‘s work is honest, revealing, and raw, and his interview is nothing less. His willingness to admit to having an anxiety disorder deserves merit alone, but the method through which he explores and discusses every spectrum of his mind, whether dark or light, is art that makes one pause and think. Check it…

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EK Interview: Adam Niklewicz

Adam Niklewicz is an amazing sculptor, and dedicated enough an artist to eat a piece of toast buttered with orange paint. His work discusses his experience as an emigrant in America, having come with no knowledge of the language, and made his way as an artist. Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: John Grade

John Grade is a large scale installation artist based out of Seattle, his work is made from natural materials with the intent that it will decompose and return to the earth. He discusses his link to nature, the fetishization of the naatural world and how his work addresses both. His work was previously featured in…

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Tall Trees of Portland

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…

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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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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Cristina Córdova

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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EK Interview: AJ Fosik

For those who are in New York, AJ Fosik is currently showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.  For those who are not, he’s interview may help assuage your grief.  The work of AJ Fosik is a commentary on religion and the human condition, our vices, our virtues.  He himself is poignant, and intelligent and I highly suggest…

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EK Interview: Scott Hove Part 2

Scott Hove will be bringing his cake creations, which are out of this world, to Miami for Select Art Fair.  Scott has given his cakes life; snarling, vicious, colorful, vibrant and delicious life.  His new series features cake guns, three of which we are proud to announce will be coming down to Miami.  Check out his…

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EK Interview: Rebecca Rose

Rebecca Rose’s work with rings is so intricate I want to be shrunk down like Rick Moranis so I can see it better.  Rebecca will be showing at Select Art Fair for Art Basel in December.  Besides being a protector of salamanders, Rose employs a technique known as lost-wax casting, which is extremely dangerous!  Check out her…

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EK Interview: DDiarte

DDiArte has been featured twice, their photography is massive in scope, a cacophonous explosion of human form.  With their photography they tell gripping and in depth stories of the human persona, odes to nature, love , lust and more.  Here is their interview:

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