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Tatiana Plakhova Part II

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May 12, 2014

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"The main idea is to show a new way of “infographic” drawings. Because everything we see is biological, mathematical or geological information. It can also be cultural patterns or any other thing. Complexity Graphics works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony. I would describe them as infographic abstracts. This mathematical style helps me to illustrate everything from biological cell to the space and meditative worlds. That’s why I admire by math, because it’s everywhere and nowhere." -Tatiana Plakhova, Moscow, Russia
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Natalie Shau is back

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April 27, 2014

Natalie Shau - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Natalie Shau is mixed media artist and photographer based in Vilnius, Lithuania. She found interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration. Her latest photography series portrays high conceptual fashion works, establishing a different twist from her first illustrative feature back in July 2011.
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Clarisse Rebotier

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April 1, 2014

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French photographer/digital artist Clarisse Rebotier and photographer Thomas Subtil teamed up for their series entitled 'Animétro' portraying wandering animals roaming the subways of Paris. Each animal is digitally situated and reacts to it's surroundings within given live scenarios.
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Nonotak Studio

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March 31, 2014

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Nonotak Studio is a collaboration between animator Noemi Schipfer and "architect musician" Takami Nakamoto. In 2011 they were commissioned by a French architect to create a public mural in Paris and the duo has been constructing dizzying audio and visual installations since. Deep, brooding, and ambient soundscapes are coupled with beautiful geometric patterns of light that sway in space as the viewer is fully immersed. Nonotak Studio have taken their pieces to festivals throughout the U.S. (i.e.; New York) and Europe (primarily). I secretly imagine myself wandering the streets of Paris late, late at night and stumbling into one of these installations, they are so tricking RAD!
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Chris Labrooy

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March 19, 2014

Chris Labrooy - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
UK based 3D artist Chris Labrooy models and renders cars in a very different dimension.
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Jon Jacobsen

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February 10, 2014

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Jon Jacobsen is a self-taught photographer from Chile with a degree in graphic design and multimedia communication. His work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the surreal, and continues to evolve through fashion editorials and fine art photography.
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Alberto Seveso Part III

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February 5, 2014

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Italian digital artist Alberto Seveso is back and it's exciting to see his ink water work evolve in such a unique and beautiful way. He continues to experiment with high-speed photography by capturing ink in water and digitally manipulating his subjects in post-production. Mr. Seveso has been featured on Empty Kingdom back in June and December of 2012.
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OBJEKT V ╳ Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese & URBANSCREEN

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February 4, 2014

Art Blog - Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese - Empty Kingdom
OBJEKT V is a physical / virtual collaborative effort by Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese, and post-production studio URBANSCREEN. Together they blend the realms of VFX, 3D projection and 3D printing into one visually perplexing experience that bends the brain.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 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 supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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Noé Sendas

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January 28, 2014

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Berlin based artist Noé Sendas' exploration of loss is a central motif underlying in his repertoire. Noe's work explores the theoretical and material constructs of the body, the observer’s perception mechanisms and the discursive potential of exhibition methods.
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‘Failed Memories’ by David Szauder

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January 5, 2014

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David Szauder is a Hungarian digital artist based in Berlin, Germany with a unique series entitled 'Failed Memories' which distorts portraits of historical, past-time photos that represent mental deterioration.
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Maykel Lima

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January 2, 2014

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Maykel Lima is a contemporary photographer/graphic designer based out of Madrid, Spain who distorts his images in a minimalistic and futuristic degree. Some images are NSFW.
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Dear Esther ╳ The Chinese Room & Robert Briscoe

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December 28, 2013

Art Blog - The Chinese Room, Robert Briscoe - Empty Kingdom
Rarely do I post about video games here on EK, but once in a rare moment there is that one exception. And this time it's name is Dear Esther. Filmic and captivating from start to finish. Developed and envisioned by The Chinese Room and Robert Briscoe.
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Jee Young Lee

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December 10, 2013

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Korean artist Jee Young Lee presents her amazing surreal set creations titled "Stage of Mind." This whimsical, Photoshop-free work with it's painstaking detail and elaborate execution was made in the artist's 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4-meter studio in Seoul. Pulling her inspiration from literature such as Shakespeare, Korean fables and childhood memories, Young lee uses paint, wire, paper and even fog and dry ice to assemble each atmospheric piece. A selection of her work will be featured at the OPIOM Gallery in Opio, France from February 7 to March 7, 2014.
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Midnight Moment: Eye Test ╳ Times Square Arts & 2×4

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November 10, 2013

Art Blog - Times Square Arts, 2x4 - Empty Kingdom
A culmination of artistic imagery covering the theme of the human eye project onto electronic billboards during the Midnight Moment event in New York’s Times Square. A beautifully crafted feat founded by 2x4 in association with Times Square Arts, TSAC and AIG/NY.
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av@ar ╳ Manfred Borsch

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November 7, 2013

Art Blog - Manfred Borsch - Empty Kingdom
Audio-visual Artist Manfred Borsch (previously featured for his visually enticing work Limbic) dives into another experimental realm of digital identity with his latest installation av@ar. With a musical score by Johannes M. Arend.
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CONSTELLACTION ╳ panGenerator

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November 1, 2013

Art Blog - panGenerator - Empty Kingdom
Tetrahedron-shaped devices that communicate with themselves by using light is the simple and intuitive platform upon panGenerator’s latest interactive installation CONSTELLACTION.
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MAX CAPACITY Part Deux

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October 24, 2013

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Max Capacity is back! Previously featured back in August 2012, interviewed on June 2010, and securing a spot on our TOP 100 of 2010, Max Capacity returns with more of his digital/new media/pixelated (call-it-what-have-you) work. "Digitally remixing" reappropriated images and video/film stills from yester-years, Max Capacity transforms them into uniquely distorted and chaotic standalone pieces that reminds me of the good ol'days trying to watch scrambled porn on cable.
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Box ╳ BOT & DOLLY, Tarik Abdel-Gawad & Bradley G. Munkowitz

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October 18, 2013

Art Blog - BOT & DOLLY, Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Bradley G. Munkowtiz - Empty Kingdom
A feat of mechanical, computer-programmed and human choreography encompass the 3D-mapped performance project Box. Heralded by BOT & DOLLY, with creative / technical director Tarik Abdel-Gawad and design director Bradley G. Munkowitz.
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Full Turn ╳ Benjamin Muzzin

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October 11, 2013

Art Blog - Benjamin Muzzin - Empty Kingdom
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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