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Yuichi Ikehata

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March 9, 2017

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Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata's series 'Fragments of Long Term Memory' sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”
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Johnson Tsang

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March 6, 2017

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Johnson Tsang's current series 'Open Mind' will be showcasing at beinArt Gallery in Melbourne, Australia later this year. The Hong Kong based sculptor has been featured on Empty Kingdom many times within the past few years. Dates to the show will be provided soon.
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Roby Dwi Antono

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March 2, 2017

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Roby Dwi Antono is a surrealist painter based out of Yogyakarta, Indonesia who is also a graphic designer by profession. A lot of his work have a connection with classical renaissance paintings that results to his own contemporary juxtaposition. He is heavily influenced by Mark Ryden and Marion Peck.
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Ren Hang (1987-2016)

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February 25, 2017

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Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and always beautiful. He will be severely missed. RIP…
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Jenna Andersen

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February 23, 2017

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Jenna Andersen's illustrations have a beautiful minimal approach that also focuses on the complex details. Her body of work has a recurring theme revolving around a sense of wander, a search for identity, and tones of melancholy. Leaving behind bittersweet, yet such satisfying simplicity.
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Megumi Toyosawa

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February 20, 2017

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Megumi Toyosawai is an oil painter who depicts the social struggles and the everyday pressures of a Japanese high school teenager.
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Elisa Ancori

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February 16, 2017

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Spanish artist Elisa Ancori's works revolve around the connection of nature with man. A fusion of body and soul which is scanned by a strong line in all his work. A continuous search for that balance, that unceasingly gives rise in every corner of nature.
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Esther Sarto

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February 13, 2017

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Esther Sarto is a gouache and watercolor painter based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. A lot of Sarto's work combines elements of mother earth by coinciding them with our personal & social aspects of our lives.
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Husmann/Tschaeni

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February 6, 2017

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A Husmann/Tschaeni artwork stares you in the face. Under the layers of pinks, greens and blues, you sense movement. As if it is watching your back. Suddenly, you feel yourself being drawn into the art, losing focus. "We work backwards ..." greets you as you enter the gates. A small plaque reads: "A hell of positive energy with a small hint of hidden otherworldly darkness mixed with visual poetry and deep sensitive natural beauty. A daily biological presence combined with absurd undefined monstrous fantasy." Whatever it means, you feel impelled to move into this otherworldly place.
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EK Podcast Interview: Embers & Dust

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February 3, 2017

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Just longer than 9 minutes, this short film takes the viewer back to the evening of October 30th, 1938 where Orson Welles' voice was vibrating across radio waves, bringing word of an invading alien army from Mars. And although the audio was performed as a Halloween special called "War of the Worlds", the theatricality and delivery of the performance, along with recent memories of the Hindenburg disaster a year before, sent many listeners into a panic. Nothing but a bad coincidence when Concrete, Washington experiences a blackout after a power transformer blows, sending the city and surrounding areas into darkness. 
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Weronika Izdebska: Artist Update

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January 30, 2017

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Weronika Izdebska aka ‘ovors’ is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based out of Łódź, Poland. She was featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 and she continues to reproduce these emotions and aesthetics through subtle inner space and silence.
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Kei Imazu

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January 25, 2017

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Kei Imazu is a painter based out of Tokyo, Japan. Her collages of warped renaissance works appear digital but they're actually painted with oil.
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Lynn Nguyen

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January 19, 2017

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Lynn Nguyen is a visual artist, Illustrator & sometimes videographer from Sydney, Australia. She is very influenced by folklore, vampire films and the era of Dark Romanticism. In her free time, she also enjoys making gifs and digitally corrupting and deconstructing files using a binary editor.
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Alexandra Levasseur

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January 16, 2017

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Alexandra Levasseur has a beautiful way of painting dreamy and abstract body of works meanwhile conjuring ethereal tones and emotions. She currently lives and works out of Montreal, Canada.
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Martine Johanna

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January 12, 2017

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Martine Johanna is a Dutch painter mostly known for her acrylic paintings on linen and wooden panels. Her works are hyper-saturated, seemingly light, but exploring the duality between youthful naivety and anxiety-riddled adulthood.
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Angela Buron

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January 9, 2017

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Angela Buron is a photographer based out of Spain who shoots contorted and deformed portraits in surreal juxtapositions. She raises the basic metaphysical and fundamental idea of what the true meaning and relationship is with our body.
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Archan Nair: Revisit

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January 5, 2017

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Archan Nair's visual expressions are part of a journey which is really influenced by the mysteries of our existence and how every action, emotion, and our interconnectedness in a universal scale sets of a chain of reactions.. which we experience from the micro to the macro scale.
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Ewa Juszkiewicz

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January 2, 2017

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Ewa Juszkiewicz’s dialectic between creation and destruction has been present since she started her cycle based on old masterpieces created between the Renaissance and the 19th century. She processes, i.e. destroys and recreates, familiar female portraits by depriving them of their obviousness and familiar order, and thus creates her own galleries of new images. Ewa Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.
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Bo Bartlett

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December 29, 2016

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Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. He looks at America’s heart—its land and its people—and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. Therefore his paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.
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Iryna Yermolova: Revisit

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December 25, 2016

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“I mix colours and I am pleased with them. Faces, ideas, untold phrases, undispatched letters, dreams, my happiness, grief, tenderness, loneliness, hope, belief and love – they are all on my canvases. Confused in doubts, I float in travel, I try to find answers, I draw and I breathe!” –Iryna Yermolova, UK
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