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EK Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

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June 16, 2014

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The work of Joel Daniel Phillips is as beautiful and detailed as it is meaningful.  His illustrations depicting homeless and indigent individuals humanize a normally ignored class of the population, as visible as they are forgotten, Joel forces us to face what is around us every day but we do not see.  You can see two of his pieces currently at 111 Minna as part of the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes through July.  Check it out if you have a moment!
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Justin Plakas

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June 16, 2014

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Justin Plakas is a multi-media artist. His mediums include collage, photography and video. His works are highly experimental, involving the body, design and landscape. Here are selections from a recent collage series that are subdued, seemingly vintage, yet futuristic.
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Natalie Richy

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June 15, 2014

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Natalie Richy is Russian fine artist, born in Belarus, grown and educated in Latvia, living and working in London, UK.
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Valentino Quijano

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June 13, 2014

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Valentino Quijano is a self taught painter from Redwood City, California currently living on the Island of Hawaii. Valentino's loose style looks as if he paints with a palette knife, and in no way is that a criticism. Rather, executed in an avant-garde manner that Empty Kingdom loves.
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Shae DeTar Part II

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June 13, 2014

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Fashion photographer Shae DeTar is an EK-favorite of ours. Her photos are original, hand colored, and beautifully composed scenes out of a daydream. Using an age old practice of hand painting negatives that dates back to the early 1900, she resurrects this traditional technique in her photography.
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Gaetan Henrioux

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June 12, 2014

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Gaetan Henrioux is a French painter who works and lives in Paris and Brooklyn. The artist explores sexuality and eccentric oddities through an expressionistic approach. He is also the co-founder of Awiiily.
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EK Exclusive: Artsy at ART BASEL

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June 11, 2014

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Artsy.net is a fantastic site with a plethora of amazing art.  They also will have a show at Art Basel 2014 and they've given us the link to the preview!  Check it out here!  Art Basel is a huge show and we are sure that Artsy will blow it out of the water with their Event.
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Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten

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June 10, 2014

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"One of our goals has always been to paint with the intention of the finished work resembling that of an individual painter. In trying to find a common inspiration with each other, we discovered that it is very difficult to define who you are to another person and explain your feelings with any kind of consistency, let alone authenticity. When you attempt to define yourself with conviction, you can easily attach yourself to an unsustainable perspective. Furthermore, as our lives are driven by self-definition, what we understand to be authentic is constantly in flux, regardless of intention. In our work, we have become interested in these ideas being personified in paint. What is the face of self-mythologizing? What is comfort? Can the counterfeit be as effective as the real thing? Or is something like comfort simply defined by how we define ourselves? These are questions that we feel are better suited to be asked with paint, rather than words." -Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten
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Silence Effects

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June 9, 2014

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Yuliana Mendoza aka Silence Effects is an abstract/ambient photographer based out of La Spezia, Italia.
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Kristian Evju

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June 9, 2014

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London based artist Kristian Evju creates beautiful drawings and paintings that are slightly surreal; mixing portraiture with symbols of another time. Educated at The Edinburgh College of Art and the Chelsea College of Art and Design, Evju has had a number of solo exhibitions in Europe and recently made his work available in prints. ENJOY!
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Armando Veve

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June 6, 2014

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Mad artist Armando Veve has been producing intriguing art since the day he first put pen to paper. Armando is BFA graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times.
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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph

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June 5, 2014

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We have featured and interviewed Amanda Elizabeth Joseph multiple times, and for good reason.  Her hyperreal figures are as honest as they caricatures and her interview responses are intelligent and well poignant.  We are honored to be bringing one of her pieces to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out the interview:
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Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

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June 5, 2014

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Villains, politicians and pop culture icons of our every day lives have never looked so fabulous! We caught a small glimpse of this Pink framed series when we last saw Scott Scheidly on December of 2012. We bring back an extended look into this collection of surprisingly flamboyant characters. Plus, get a look at some of the most recent insanity that's come out of Scheidly's noggin.
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Iryna Yermolova

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June 4, 2014

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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, United Kingdom
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EK Interview: Adam Caldwell

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June 3, 2014

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Adam Caldwell is another fantastic artist who will be showing some pieces at the Empty Kingdom Summer Show NEXT MONTH!  His art draws into attention consumption, spirituality, sexuality, nature and our role whether as a part or separate from it.  Check out his interview:
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Enrico Ferrarini

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June 3, 2014

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Enrico Ferrarini (born July 20, 1987 in Modena, Italy) studied at the Art Institute A. Venturi in Modena and continued his education in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts. Much of his works have evolved out of research in Neuroscience where he molds time, space, movement, expression and perception.
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Jason Martin

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June 2, 2014

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Jason Martin paintings are thick. They are textural surfaces that redefine what it means to paint. He uses his material fully, with caution and finesse, his canvasses are smooth, rough, and sexy, exuding so much energy -with simply one color. His works are more like sculptures than paintings and exemplify new minimalism at its finest. ENJOY!
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Nastya Kaletkina Part II

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June 1, 2014

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Nastya Kaletkina is a Russian photographer who shoots the classic way, the analog way. You can see more of her astonishing work from our previous feature that was published back in May 2013.
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Lauren Satlowski

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May 30, 2014

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Detroit-native Lauren Satlowski works and lives in Los Angeles, California. Satlowski's work both captivates and repulses the viewer in an endearing way with her seemingly mutated and melting figures. Her oil paintings make me want to reach out and touch each of their sticky looking faces. Delicious.
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EK Interview: Karen Ann Myers

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May 29, 2014

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The work of  Karen Ann Myers discusses female gender roles, space, and self-perception.  We'll be showing some of her awesome work at the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show so come through to see her work! And check out her interview:
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