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EK Summer Art Show 2014

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April 19, 2014

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Make your summer plans to visit our beautiful city of San Francisco to join us for our EK Summer Art Show at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery. This is a select group exhibition curated by the EK family with a who's who line up of some of our favorite and beloved artists previously featured on our humble little website. The Opening Reception will be Friday, June 6th at 5pm, and we'll keep going until we get kicked out!
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EK Interview: Eckehard Fuchs

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April 8, 2014

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Eckehard Fuchs is a painter from Germany, residing in various cities throughout Europe. His paintings are equally playful and dark, muted yet colorful and curious. Sometimes abstract, and other times incredibly direct.  This interview is one of many from a roster of artists, as part of a ongoing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery, in Berne, Switzerland.
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EK Interview: Federico Lombardo

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April 7, 2014

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Federico Lombardo's watercolors have so much feeling and emotion to them.  Though stark they are raw and visceral, I'd love to see one in person.  He is one of another artist with the 5 pieces Gallery whom we are proud to interview and feature, so check out what he has to paint and say.
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EK Interview: Casey McKee

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March 31, 2014

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  The art of Casey McKee is dynamic, spanning an array of subjects, some serious others not, and maintaining degree a levity.  He is one of a number of great artist from 5 pieces Gallery whom we are proud to be spotlighting.  Check out his interview and take a look at his work!
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Feature: The Tall Trees Of Portland

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March 30, 2014

On April 3rd the Hellion Gallery in Portland will be opening a show centered the art book The Tall Trees of Portland.  Matt Wagner, the gallery owner, has curated the Tall Trees of Portland as an art book featuring a number of awesome Portland artists and is one of several such books he has executed and has planned.  Check out some of the art in the book and the interview with Matt regarding the book and if you're in the area head to Hellion Gallery on Thursday!
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Dave Young, Eddie Colla AND Hugh Leeman AT 111 MINNA

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February 17, 2014

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Dave Young, Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman are at it again, they currently have a show at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco!  Though they have been working together for a while, this show is meant to be less a collaborative effort and group show.  Nonetheless, it's interesting see how their work and thought processes have evolved, both individually and thanks to their collaborations.  Check out the interview and if you're in The City check out the show!
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EK Interview: Christophe Pouget

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February 14, 2014

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Christophe Pouget stitches photos together to create a melange of life, showing more of scene than any single photo ever could.  His work brings places to life, showing not only the action of the moment, but of many moments, all at once.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Mehmet Gozetlik

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February 6, 2014

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Mehmet Gozetlik is a co-founder of the design shop Antrepo.  They minimalism that he employs is not only eye-catching, it's down right stunning.  The juxtaposition created when compared to the maximalism of today makes modern ads look downright gaudy.  Check out his interview!
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EK Interview: Tadao Cern

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January 31, 2014

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The photography of Tadao Cern has a deal of range, focusing on everything from redheads, Cuba, to people getting their faces distorted by air.  No doubt his novelty is welcome in the artistic media.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

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[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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EK Interview: Cian McLoughlin

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January 27, 2014

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Cian McLoughlin's work is uninhibited, it is pure expression.  His work looks like the inside of someone's mind, their opinions and ideas imprinted on each piece. His interview is as thoughtful as his work, check it out:
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EK Interview: Elizabeth Merritt Kong

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January 20, 2014

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We featured Elizabeth Merritt Kong earlier last year, originally from Southern California, she is currently in Chicago, studying and refining her work.  Elizabeth uses a wide swath of media, her work is mythic and eye catching in the depiction of her subjects.  Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Jen Lobo

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December 25, 2013

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Jen Lobo is currently showing at Hellion Gallery.  Much of Jen's work is of the sea, animals, ships, and the ocean, her appreciation for the force and majesty of the ocean can be seen in her work.  She took some time to talk to us about her life, her work, and the way artists research and prepare for their work.  Check it out":
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EK Interview: AJ Fosik

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December 18, 2013

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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 you read what he has to say:
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EK Interview: Mindzai Creative

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December 4, 2013

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We at Empty Kingdom are honored to be working with the fantastic folks over at Mindzai Creative.  Mindzai is a Creative Agency and Print Shop with a work ethic and culture deserving respect and recognition.  Check out their interview:
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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph Part 2

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November 29, 2013

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Amanda Elizabeth Joseph is one of the fantastic artists we will be bringing down to Miami for Select Art Fair.  According to her, the entire story of a person can be told through their skin, it's no surprise that the subjects in her paintings have seen such attention in that department.  Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Erin Riley 2

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November 27, 2013

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The tapestries of Erin Riley are a thing to see.  And good news citizens!  If you'll be in Miami during December you'll be able to see her work at Select Art Fair!  Erin's work is revealing, it is an in depth and honest discussion of feminine values and insecurities within current culture.  In keeping, her interview is as lucid as it is interesting, read on:
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EK Interview: Andreas Englund Part 2

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November 25, 2013

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Andreas Englund is an amazing artist that we are honored to be bringing to Select Art Fair!  His paintings are a human depiction of superheroes, the life between the fights and the action shots.   Andreas is a man who cares about the small details and the small beauty in life, and it's no surprise, because his work shows his care and passion.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Scott Hove Part 2

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November 22, 2013

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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 interview:
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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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November 19, 2013

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Lucien Shapiro is one of the fantastic artists Empty Kingdom is bringing to Select Art Fair.  His masks may cover the face but they provide a deeper window into what is behind.  His work is self-reflection, a commentary and force for the importance of creating things by hand and the value imperfection can imbue such objects with.  Read his interview:
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