A Home For Media Artists

Francesca Woodman

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July 24, 2015

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Francesca Woodman took her own life in 1981 at the age of 22. Raised in Colorado, laid to rest in New York, she was known for her haunting black and white portraits, of which she was often the subject.
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Drømsjel

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July 23, 2015

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Berlin based artist Pierre Schmidt aka Drømsjel’s mind or better yet, face altering work is almost like walking through a garden in the 1960s but instead you are the garden possibly going through a little psychedelic experience.
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Sydney Sie

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July 21, 2015

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"My artwork is often rife with gradient color, optical illusion and everything about feminine. I want my works to be bright but eerie, and include aspects of graphic that particularly interest my such as colour. I like to capture surreal moments, but those moments or atmospheres I created through different analogue and, or digital approaches." -Sydney Sie, Taiwan
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Paul Kaptein

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July 20, 2015

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Paul Kaptein is an artist based out of Perth, Australia who creates wooden sculptures of the trippy kind...the one kind that I love.
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Zak Smith // NSFW

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July 19, 2015

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Zak Smith is an artist based out of Brooklyn, NY and an Alumni of Cooper Union & Yale. He is best known for erotic portraits of female subjects which are characterized by intricate patterns and vivid coloration. Zak is also an adult film performer who is in a long-term relationship with Mandy Morbid.
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Claire Harvey

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July 17, 2015

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Claire Harvey is a British artist who paints intimate works on canvas and everyday materials such as post its, slides, acetates, and scotch tape. This is a selection from both ongoing series and completed works intended to give an over view rather than a complete catalogue.
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Takeshi Haguri

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July 16, 2015

EMPTY KINGDOM - Takeshi Haguri
Originally hailing from Nagoya, Japan, Takeshi Haguri creates detailed wooden sculptures of traditional figures from Japanese art and culture covered in intricate tattoos. I'm tickled pink (I actually have no idea what that phrase means to be honest) to be back, but as Ricky Ricardo said, all of us in the EK fam-bams "have a lot of 'splaining to do" for being MIA for so long.
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AKCK

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July 13, 2015

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AKCK is an analog/film photographer based out of Beijing, China. A lot of his photographs are shot with a grainy high ISO film stock meanwhile capturing hazy moods with beautiful natural lighting.
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Lauren Brevner

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July 10, 2015

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Lauren Brevner's interpretation of female portraiture are combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres.
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Hikari Shimoda Revisit

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July 8, 2015

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Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within.
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Collages by Rocío Montoya

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July 5, 2015

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Rocío Montoya is a photographer/new media artist based out of Madrid, Spain. Her experimental collage portraits are approached with personal explorations by transforming reality and manipulating images to convey their perception of the environment through aesthetic experiences.
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Alberto Polo Iañez

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July 2, 2015

Alberto Polo Iañez is a photographer based out of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Originally with a background in film and sound production, he eventually found a new permanent passion for photography.
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Noah “Flaw” Music Video

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June 30, 2015

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Latest mind-bending music video from Japanese electronic artist Noah entitled “Flaw”. The beautiful, hypnotizing and lush natural landscapes were shot in Southern Prefecture of Aichi, Japan. Directed by TAKCOM with ethereal visual effects by McRAY.
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Masha Demianova

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June 28, 2015

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Masha Demianova is a photographer based out of Moscow, Russia. This is her third feature on Empty Kingdom.
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Dirty Bandits

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June 26, 2015

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San Francisco based firm Dirty Bandit's series entitled 'I'm a Piece of Garbage' involves dragging in discarded items from the street and painting self deprecating phrases on them. Gui Machado photographed them on pristine, bright happy backgrounds, producing both a number of physical objects as well as a set of prints for this series.
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Nao Ikuma

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June 22, 2015

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Nao Ikuma is a Japanese artist who engraves beautifully dark toned etchings by combining humans with nature in otherworldly ways.
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Rebecca Szeto

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June 19, 2015

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"These works are an homage to an often lost sensibility and quality, not simply the look, of Old Masters' works. They (con)fuse realities between politics and consumerism, pointing to an endless loop of transformative regeneration and redemption. Paint and Brush are ripe for visual wordplay: Women's work and their brush off from much of art history, whitewashing of culture, and bristling at patriarchy, bourgeois ideals and waste." -Rebecca Szeto, San Francisco, CA
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Aaron McElroy

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June 18, 2015

Aaron McElroy - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Brooklyn- based Aaron McElroy is a photographer that voyueristically captures moments of banal domesticity, particularly in the form of young women and the environments surrounding them. Washed out snapshots of crevices and curves of the female body carry with them a sense of privacy not otherwise caught.
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Jose Mertz

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June 17, 2015

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Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist based out of Miami, Fl. He focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations, science fiction, to eastern philosophies.
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Sundays

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June 15, 2015

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Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures' debut film project SUNDAYS completes a first step towards its Feature Film goal with the release of this ambitious proof-of-concept short. Much-anticipated and widely-supported by the international creative community (over 50K US Dollars was donated on Kickstarter alone for the live action filming part in Mexico City), SUNDAYS is directed by Mischa Rozema.
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