Literally, when all of Davd Choong Lee's boxes of art combine, everyone's brain explodes simultaneously, and Mr. Lee just watches as he eats cotton candy. Lee is a highly favored artist within EK, and was featured back in May 2010. The following images are from his solo show in Los Angeles, California, USA at LeBasse Projects last year (August 14th – September 10th, 2010)
(Photo by: berserker / Steve Skafte )
Within the hallowed halls of Empty Kingdom, our contributors tend to be very proud about the art that we curate. I wouldn't say it's a competition to put up the best artists, but when someone finds a really good artist first, we usually compliment each other with "Dammit!!!" or "Bastard who stole my post."
Artist Peter Crawley creates his works of art by piercing...yes, piercing...watercolor paper with a pin, then carefully stitching cotton thread to develop his unique pieces, which includes typography, architecture, and geometric patterns.
Jonathan Bergeron (aka Johnny Crap) is an artist based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Crap primarily uses oil and ink to create his illustrations and art work, but also dabbles in digital work as well.
Serge Mendzhiyskogo is a Russian artist. He takes a crapload of photos of the same city and then cuts them into strips and puts them back together collage-style to get the very distinctive look in his pieces. My Google-fu couldn't locate a homepage, but please enjoy what was found.
"Ultimately, if the city is man’s most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart’s desire and hence condemned to live in it, as Robert Parks has remarked, then my commitment as a photographer is not only to denounce our need for a privately owned household, but to point the struggle our contemporary world faces between the ideals of capitalism and the strive and desire for fairer and more equal cities in which to live in." -Alejandro Cartagena