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Tall Trees of Portland

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August 17, 2014

At the Northwest Music fest in Portland this weekend Hellion Gallery will have a tent featuring a show called Tall Trees of Portland. The show features an installation from AJ Fosik as well as pieces by Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, Zach Johnsen, Maryanna Hoggatt, Jon Macnair, Lauren Gonsalves, Susannah Kelly, Amy Ruppel, Brett Superstar, Cole Gerst, Jen Lobo, Jennifer Parks, Martin Ontiveros, Brin Levinson, Joe Shea, Stella Im Hultberg, Bradley Delay and Keith Carter. The assorted artists have rendered their depictions of 12 Inch Album covers which will all be on display. So if you're in Rose City come check out the music and the art!
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Markus Schinwald

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August 15, 2014

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Austrian artist Markus Schinwald’s work is centered around the body as a cultural construct, as an incessantly actualized site at which the subject is constituted both in its identity and its instability and transversality. He is not true to one medium, but rather nomadic as he appropriates methods and/or devices from cultural theory, film, and poetry, among others. Dysfunctionality and disorder are key notions in his work.
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Angela Fraleigh 2.0

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August 15, 2014

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Angela Fraleigh received a BFA in painting from Boston University and continued on to receive a MFA in printmaking from Yale University. She currently teaches painting, drawing, and advanced studio seminar at Moravian College.
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Ruby James

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August 14, 2014

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Ruby James is a Seattle based portrait and fashion photographer who controls the sun in majestic ways.
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Kevin Cooley

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August 13, 2014

Kevin Cooley is an American photographer, whose images exhibit his peculiar fascination with light - a spectre which pools, surges, takes resplendent refuge in the dark corners of his frames.
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Daniel Martin

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August 12, 2014

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Dutch artist Daniel Martin's most recent work comprises explicit portraits of defiled faces, and the images have an unsettling expression. It feels like the portraits were deliberately damaged after the painting was completed. This consciously cultivated spontaneity in painting is intrinsic to Martin's work. A misshapen tree, that imperfection of beauty, is a source of inspiration to Daniel Martin.
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Peter Martensen

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August 11, 2014

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Peter Martensen is a fine art painter residing and working out of Hellerup, Copenhagen. The artist is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Odense, Denmark who creates paintings in bleak and atmospheric moods set in a beautifully surreal, dream-like state.
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Beccy Ridsdel

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August 11, 2014

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Beccy Ridsdel is a sculptor working primarily with  ceramics. In this series, Art/Craft, she acts as a doctor performing a surgery to dissect the object to discover what is within. The installation is comprised of a number of plates, mugs, and handles and as the surgery continues, she peels away more and more layers only to discover the same material, again and again.  Much of her other works includes whimsically crafted decorative objects such as small houses and boxes.
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Gilmetric

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August 9, 2014

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Since being featured back in November 2011, Andy Gilmore has continued to deliver a steady supply of hypnotic geometric graphic designs whilst injecting more and more intricate detail and mathematical precision into his work with every piece.
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Gustavo Peña Paintings

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August 8, 2014

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As the summer starts to fade away, Dominican artist Gustavo Peña paints the colors, activities and essence of what this sunny season was all about. His library of work is expressionistically beautiful up-close at the same time lighthearted and peculiar, which all feel like his personal photos over the years.
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Kaethe Butcher

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August 7, 2014

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Kaethe Butcher is a 23 year old German artist who illustrates women in very erotic and provocative ways. She’s heavily influenced by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, as well as Art Nouveau, which gives her seductive drawings a touch of romance.
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Mike Brodie

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August 6, 2014

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Mike Brodie, otherwise known as the Polaroid Kidd, left home at 18 to drift across the US, crisscrossing the continent by freight train. Brodie spent three years travelling, camera in hand, photographing the people he encountered along the way. His resultant photobook, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, is at once intimate and dirty, defiant and seductive.
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‘Alone Together’ by Andrew Lyman

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August 5, 2014

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Andrew Lyman is a photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. His series entitled ‘Alone Together’ portrays conjured feelings of intimacy and solitude through manufactured and found interactions. Be sure to check out Andrew’s earlier series ‘Fleeted Happenings’ which was featured January of this year.
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Justin Mortimer

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August 4, 2014

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Justin Mortimer is an obscure fine art painter who lives and works out of London. He was first featured on Empty Kingdom back in March 2011.
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Uchujin- Adrian Storey

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August 4, 2014

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Uchujin translates to "alien", and is the moniker for photographer Adrian Storey. A British photographer and filmmaker living in Tokyo states that he "would rather be an alien than an outsider". This statement speaks to his work, as each of his series explores those that live outside the confines of social expectations and norms. He travels widely and has worked as the director of photography for a 2011 documentary titled Twende Berlin, that is about activism in public spaces. His photography is honest, compelling, at times, dark and very much rooted in documentary. Check out his website for more film and photography!
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Andrea Buia

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August 3, 2014

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Andrea Buia is a self taught film photographer from Lecce, Italy. His images primarily focus on the diversity of the feminine form, whilst he also manages to catch some beautifully honest expressions which span across a variety of emotions; from longing and passion to comfort and interest.
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Sebastiaan Bremer

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August 2, 2014

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What’s up, EKayans? It’s been a while! I hope my family have been keeping you all happy and inspired. Let me share with you a little something special from Sebastiaan Bremer.
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Nina Ahn: Artist Update

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August 1, 2014

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Nina Ahn is a South Korean film photographer with no dominant style preference, but she enjoys taking candid street photos. She prefers to capture spontaneous and strange situations which appeal to her. She lived in Istanbul, Turkey, Kyoto, Japan and Yorkshire, England where she produced she first solo photography book with Labas before returning back to Korea to continue her photography. Nina has been featured on Empty Kingdom back in May 2010 and an interview in May 2012.
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Guy Catling

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August 1, 2014

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Guy Catling is a graphic designer from Essex United Kingdom. Focusing mostly on collage work, he takes old photos and makes them new again. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings and using old war photos, Guy creates bright contrasting works.
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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

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July 31, 2014

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Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don't know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming labor of love, and now, we have been blessed with this beautiful baby whose life it is our job to nurture and grow in a positive, impactful way. Our dream is to be a 90/10 company, meaning we donate 90% of our company's net income and keep only 10%. Take a moment to think about how retardedly difficult that sounds. There isn't a businessman in the world who'd invest in a business plan like that.
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