ART BASEL: OPEN CALL EXTENDED!

You asked for it, so we’re giving it to you! We’ve extended our OPEN CALL! Artists by nature are procrastinators. We understand, you can’t rush inspiration. Many of you have asked for an extension to the open call, so we’re giving you until Nov. 15th to get your best work to us! This is your…

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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: Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson is a photographer with an entirely unique approach to his art.  With himself as the main subject, he depict scenes that are diligently constructed and fantastically executed.  He is surely doing awesome and novel things.  Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Adrien Lacheré

Adrien Lacheré has traveled the world as a photographer.  His work focuses on the human condition, and much of it, though not all, addresses the violence in parts of our culture with a sort of nonchalance that brings it to a very human level, that makes it relatable.  Originally from France, here we present you his…

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EK Interview: Ákos Major

The photography of Akos Major is that of the future.  Of a world where nature has reclaimed what man made our own.  It is stark. It is vast.  It is powerful, beautiful and humbling.  His interviews, and of course more of his work, follows, I implore you, take the journey:

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Ashlie Chavez

Ashlie Chavez is a photographer currently based out of Los Angeles, California who is the twin sister of Amber Marie Chavez (coincidentally previously featured back in July 2011). The Chavez twins collaborate regularly on projects where their individual styles stand apart from each other.

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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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EK Interview: Meike Nixdorf

Meike Nixdorf is an amazing photographer who’s pictures have just something special to them.  I can’t put my finger on it, maybe it’s the eerie, abandoned feeling; maybe it’s the scope, the impressive feeling of elsewhere you get from looking at them.  Either way, they’re the bee’s knees.  And here for your reading pleasure, are 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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EK Roundtable Series: Human Form

How do you view the feminine versus the masculine form, what qualities do they share and what qualities are unique to each?  How are those qualities reflected in the stigmas society attributes to feminine and masculine form?  As artists you are both curators and commentators, your work takes into account as well as addresses the…

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ReCREATE: ATX // EK FUNDRAISER

Empty Kingdom & the Hope Campaign are proud to announce our official partnership in support of ReCREATE: ATX, a fundraiser and all-day art event at SXSW!  The Hope Outdoor Gallery is one of the nation’s largest outdoor art galleries, a place for local artists to share their work, focused on positive and educational messages.  What…

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