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EK Interview: Mario Dilitz

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February 19, 2016

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Mario Dilitz works with wood to create touching, meaningful sculpture. His works are a sort of expose on the human condition, bare emotion painted across bare wood. Our vulnerable, withdrawn, most quiet moments are his focus, and damn does he depict them well. Check out his interview:
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Shaun Downey

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February 18, 2016

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Shaun Downey’s portraits draw on influences as varied as Dutch masters and comic books, grounding a centuries-long tradition of figure painting firmly in the present. Employing a realist style, Downey creates emotionally evocative portraits, mostly of women, in fully realized settings where the figure’s face and mood are equally informed by their environment.
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Hellion Gallery: EMA Show

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February 16, 2016

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Hellion Gallery in Portland, OR is currently having a show with a number of phenomenal artists. They were tasked with each making an Ema, a small wooden plaque on which prayers or wishes are written. These are then left hanging for spirits or gods to see. The pieces are diverse and beautiful as their creators. Additionally a number of the artists in the show took a few minutes to answer a prompt, so check out the show if you're in the Hood! And check out their work and thoughts:
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Michael Carson

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February 16, 2016

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Michael Carson’s glamorous scenes, set in bars, clubs, cafés, and dance studios, are marked by a hazy realism reminiscent of French impressionist and post-impressionist works by artists such as Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Carson, who was formally trained in design, brings elements of fashion and architecture into his work, but his foremost commitment is to the art of painting.
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EK Interview: Seung-Hwan Oh

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February 15, 2016

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Seung-Hwan Oh's work has been eaten away by bacteria revealing a something far beyond anything a portrait could be. They are terrifying and beautiful, nightmarish and colorful. Check out his interview:
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Galleria Gum Presents: Camila Valdez

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February 13, 2016

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Galleria Gum, a fantastic gallery founded by Andrea Pasin, in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District (Florida) represents some talented artists doing great work. Here we highlight Camila Valdez, a young and emerging argentinian artist who creates hyper-realistic leggy dessert sculptures. When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats, Camila selects materials which highlight the bold colors and exaggerated shapes of classic desserts. Utilizing such materials as fiberglass and epoxy resins, which are later hand-painted in order to attain a surreal glow, proof is given that her art is a matter of taste.
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EK Interview: Ben Thomas

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February 12, 2016

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The photography of Ben Thomas makes our world look like a model set. In the most extreme, this can be an exercise in humility, forcing one to consider how infinitesimal we are as human beings, and how tiny our race is in the scope of our planet, and in the greater context of the universe. On another end they provide a window into the beauty and achievement of our species, the monuments we have constructed to ourselves and the world we have wrought together. Check out his interview:
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Fusion Frames by Darryl Cox

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February 12, 2016

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Darryl Cox spends his days in Central Oregon forest searching for the ideal tree branch to blend with frames. Each distinct project involves woodworking, painting, and a bit of sculpting. He creates a limited 20-30 pieces per year.
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Andrea Torres Balaguer

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February 10, 2016

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Andrea Torres Balaguer is a photographer based out of Barcelona, Spain with a beautiful minimalistic approach.
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EK Podcast: Christine Wu

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February 9, 2016

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A truly delightful and insightful interview with the one and only Christine Wu (www.misschristinewu.com) who has a fantastic solo show currently showing at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles until Feb. 20th! Check it out! The podcast is a bit long but worth every second
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EK Interview: Mary Iverson

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February 8, 2016

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Mary Iverson is a painter from Seattle, her works depict a natural world overrun and polluted by consumerism. The nature in her art is beautiful and vibrant in its own right, but to it so marred by shipping containers and their tendrils is a striking image, indeed. Check out her interview:
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EK Shop: Christine Wu

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February 8, 2016

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Christine Wu is a fine art oil painter and overall image maker. Stylistically, her work is multi-layered with haunting and sensual undertones. She often depicts people in flux, capturing the vulnerability of self discovery while exploring the tangibility of memories and the way we remember. She is also an information collector, obsessive organizer and springtime murderer.
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Tatsuya Tanaka

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February 7, 2016

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Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka recreates everyday scenarios by assembling everyday objects. He's been featuring a new piece daily on his website called miniature-calendar.com for the past 4 years.
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EK Interview: Charles Wish

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February 5, 2016

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How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go today? Charles Wish will take you deep, deep down. Americana meets South Asian Art to create art soaked in nuance, overflowing with color, and brimming with microcosmic universes. It's overwhelming in the very, very best of ways. And his thoughts are just as interesting:
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Gabriel Dawe Revisit

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February 3, 2016

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Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico.
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EK Interview: Christina Pettersson

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February 1, 2016

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Christina Pettersson's black and white drawings portray a world where mystery still rules. Where the old gods and goddesses are alive and strong, without color she draws living, visceral pieces that draw you in, call to you, make you think of the world that might be, not see the world as it is. Her imagination runs deep and cannot be denied, nor resisted as it calls the viewer to dream with her. Check out her interview:
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Kip Omolade

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January 31, 2016

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Kip Omolade is a painter based out of Harlem, New York who paints diovadiova chrome portraits. Initially he starts off by molding and casting each model’s face by reworking the cast plaster sculpture, producing a version in resin and adding a chrome layer. The final sculpture serves as a model for his hyper-realistic oil paintings.
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EK Interview: Gustavo Peña

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January 29, 2016

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Gustavo Peña's art is an exploration, both of himself and the world around him. Water, the body, laser beams, batman masks, he has it all in his world that look like a youthful fantasy world. Check out his interview:
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Joanne Nam

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January 29, 2016

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Joanne Nam is a South Korean painter based out of Los Angeles, CA, who is currently showcasing her work with Supersonic Invitational at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.
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Petros Koublis

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January 27, 2016

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Greek photographer Petros Koublis captures portraits of living organism other than humans in vast terrains. He also shoots desolate landscapes with very powerful and minimalistic aesthetics. His first book entitled INLANDS was published last year.
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