Kyu-In Shim

South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled ‘Huk Huk’ originally has two Korean meanings, ‘black’ and the ‘sound of crying’ and the two series below are labeled the…

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Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don’t know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939…which doesn’t really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004…but we’re not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to…

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Full Turn ╳ Benjamin Muzzin

Benjamin Muzzin utilizes old school filmmaking techniques mixed with modern day technology to generate the analog animated installation Full Turn. In association with the Media & Interaction Design Unit / Visual Communication Department at ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne.

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EK Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay

Jean-Paul Frenay is a visual artist currently based in Brussels, Belgium that has touched upon a healthy palette of media bases such as: film, VFX, performance pieces, interaction installations, experimental video, photography, and even music (I, The Phoneix). With such a busy schedule, we here at EK were more than appreciative to have him take…

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EK Interview: Defasten

Montreal-based motion-VFX-filmmaker Patrick Doan (running under the name of Defasten) presents a bulk of his work through geometrical layers of abstract subject matter. Our conversations with the artist helped us reveal how computer graphics become a tool for storytelling and expression. Check out the Q&A interview after the jump!

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Riot ╳ Leonard Mechiari, Mattia Traverso, & Ugur Ister

The crowd-funded political activist simulator Riot, brings our most recent and ongoing societal strifes to the multiplayer masses. The gameplay has been leveled, allowing no bias and instead immerses its participants to see things from both sides of the story. Developed and realized by Leonard Mechiari, Mattia Traverso, and Ugur Ister. Joined by compositor Simon…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others’ heads, we proudly present the third…

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