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Floriane de Lassée

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March 29, 2016

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“No matter whether it’s Paris or Istanbul. I do not photograph cities, but an imaginary city that inhabits each megalopolis. It is the product of the man’s excesses, his genius, his madness. The city exceeds the overflow. She is about to devour us.” -Floriane de Lassée, Paris, France
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EK Interview: Louie Van Patten

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March 28, 2016

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Louie Van Patten's paintings are dark and moving. They reveal parts of us we see at the last moment when we turn away from the mirror, the parts we know are there but often can't, or won't. They are colorful, vibrant, loudly emotive, and they plumb some of the deepest parts of the human condition. Check out his interview:
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SBTRKT: Save Yourself [New EP]

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March 26, 2016

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SBTRKT just surprised us with an 8 track EP (he's not claiming it an album) entitled 'Save Yourself'. It somewhat resembles his first album but low-key, dreary, dreamy, and a bit atmospheric. Noticable tracks: Bury You, TBD, and Gemini. Hear the album after the break, and tell us what you think.
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EK Interview: Shae Detar

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March 25, 2016

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Shae Detar's photography portrays the world she wishes to see. Borrowing from the surreality of nature, Shae paints photographs in brilliant pastels, making work that is visually stunning. Her models are predominantly naked, taking the photographs out of time, and giving them an other worldly sensation that, to quote Goldilocks, is just right. Check out her interview for more about how rad she is:
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Redd Walitzki Revisit

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March 24, 2016

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Redd Walitzki’s vivid muses are influenced by the glamour of high-fashion, while often exploring the darker side of human impact on ecology. Walitzki was originally featured back in May 2013.
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EK Interview: Mr. Mead

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March 24, 2016

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Mr. Mead's surreal illustrations examine his personal fears, materializing as looming and haunting forms. These dandified and often masked animal-people provoke viewers with their bizarre gesticulations. Mr. Mead animates the inhabitants of the darkness, often providing these characters with finely trimmed suits.
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EK Sketchbook: Christy Lee Rogers

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March 23, 2016

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Christy Lee Rogers has both been featured and interviewed on Empty Kingdom. Her work is amazing, deep, and beautiful. For the EK Sketchbook series she has given us a peek behind the scenes, at her notebook, some work in progress, and the photographs that inform and shape her pieces.
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Simon Beck

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March 22, 2016

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Simon Beck spontaneously drew a star on a frozen lake after a day of skiing back in December 2004. His sense for orientation in combination with his passion for the outdoors inspired him to complete the snow creation. Afterwards, he looked down from a ski lift and was impressed by the result. The next snowfall, he repeated the exercise by creating an even more complex drawing. Snow Art was born.
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EK Interview: Hobby Buddies

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March 21, 2016

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The world of Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini is a foray into the diverse microcosms that we as humans all inhabit. At the microscopic level, their photography showcases a number of groups of people, all unique on a personal level, brought together by a single passion. On a macroscopic level, it speaks to the human condition, that despite our differences we can find common ground in our unique experiences. Their work revels in the human experience, and the story each of us has to tell.
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Maria Svarbova

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March 19, 2016

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Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova's latest series entitled 'Swimming Pool' resembles a dreamlike reality which focuses on minimalism and purity. Expect to see a lot more of her work on Empty Kingdom soon.
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EK Interview: Mojo Wang

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March 18, 2016

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Mojo Wang is an illustrator whose work is thought provoking, addressing deep and powerful emotions, loss, emptiness, personal emotions. Across the board, Mojo's stark depictions of the world are intense and poingant.
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EK Sketchbook: Murat Germen

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March 16, 2016

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Murat Germen's experimental photography has portrayed a vision of cities that is novel and colorful. He's been featured and interviewed and now he has offered us a vision into his work as it progresses, for his part in the Empty Kingdom Sketchbook series he shows us an inside look at his new series, Touch Forever. Take a peek:
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Hansol Choi

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March 15, 2016

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Hansol Choi aka Rala is a South Korean photographer who's beautiful use of saturated colors specifically within atmospheric negative spaces are reminiscent of classic pop paintings.
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EK Interview: Stephanie Henderson

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March 14, 2016

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The work of Stephanie Henderson is steeped in symbology and meaning. Her dark and mysterious pieces make me stare in thought, wondering what was going on in her mind when she painted them, and what's going on in the piece itself.
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Cal Redback

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March 12, 2016

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Cal Redback is a photographer and digital manipulator from Paris, France. He redefines the idea of 'human nature' by combining these two elements.
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EK Interview: Julien Mauve

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March 11, 2016

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Damn but do I love the photography of Julien Mauve. His range is immense, discussing everything from the future of our society and world in his ethereal and haunting abandoned cities, to the lost innocence we seem to have forgotten, to the darkness of the world and the futility of our attempts to drive that darkness away. Check out his interview:
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Conrad Jon Godly

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March 9, 2016

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You can just feel and sense all the little details and eccentricities of Conrad Jon Godly's brushstrokes. The Swiss artist recreates the Swiss Alps by using intimidating amount of paint. From a distance, his paintings look heavily rendered meanwhile up-close you get a real taste of what's really going on.
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EK SHOP: MICHAEL REEDY

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March 7, 2016

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Michael Reedy Michael Reedy is one of our favorite artists here at EK. His level of detail and seamless blending of mediums within each piece is really amazing to behold in person. We were fortunate to have Michael as part of one of our past shows, and he definitely commanded his space with the quality of his art. His work, just as many artists, deserve a really close look in person, you won't be disappointed. We have some amazing prints and originals and really affordable so please, enjoy. I just literally bought myself a print for "Ms. Robinson," because I can't afford an original yet. YET!!!
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EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

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March 7, 2016

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Evelyn Bencicova's photography is at once unnerving and beautiful in its symmetry, it makes a mockery of the human ability to over indulge cooperation. Her colors, whether brilliant red or quiet gray, pop out of the photograph, screaming into your eyes at the speed of light, but seemingly faster. My, oh my is her work something to marvel at. Check out her interview:
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Neil Krug

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March 5, 2016

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A vast compilation of Neil Krug's beautiful and psychedelic photography and still's from various projects.
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