You are Here, We are Everywhere

Tasha Lewis Returns

by

March 11, 2014

art bog - Tasha Lewis - empty kingdom
Tasha Lewis is a talented mixed media artist previously featured for her guerrilla cyanotype Butterfly Installations in 2012 and her sculpture series Moments of Thaw in 2013. Her most recent series consist of handsewn collage sculptures using toned cyanotype and Inkodye prints of photographs that assemble into each figure.
View More…

Euan Uglow (1932-2000)

by

March 10, 2014

Euan Uglow - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Euan Ernest Richard Uglow (10 March 1932 – 31 August 2000) was a British painter who was famous for his nude and still life paintings. Uglow was predominantly a painter of the human figure, although he also painted still lifes and landscapes. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that are not hyper real, but appear almost sculptural.
View More…

Akihito Takuma

by

March 10, 2014

art blog - Akihito Takuma - empty kingdom
Akihito Takuma paints beautiful, dripping dark land and city scapes. They look like haunted, lifeless places  I would never want to live, but strangely draw me in. These paintings are selected from an ongoing series entitled "Lines of Flight". Takuma lives and works in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan.
View More…

Seth Alverson

by

March 9, 2014

Seth Alverson - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Seth Alverson is a painter based out of Houston, Texas who is known for creating unusually bizarre illustrations. We hope you enjoy them.
View More…

Jason Borders

by

March 7, 2014

Jason Borders - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
“My work is a form of self-hypnosis. Its a way of turning off cognitive thought and simply reacting. Its very meditative. It is escapism, though in a certain sense, its a form of hyper-existence- of living purely in the moment. In this way the work becomes a method of overcoming fears. That said, a large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as painful as it can be, looking directly at death helps you to live your life with intent and purpose. In this light, the work I do delves into a place where the lines between life, death, fantasy and reality are blurred." -Jason Borders, Portland, Oregon.
View More…

Raqib Shaw

by

March 6, 2014

Raqib Shaw - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Indian-born Raqib Shaw is a London based artist who is known for painting royalty, raw, beautiful chaos that could make kings from all corners of the map stand in line and RSVP for. His paintings scream themes of mythology, religion, and decorative arts from both eastern and western traditions. Jesus and Satan would both weep tears of horror and bliss.
View More…

All Apologies ╳ Happiness & Adam Berg

by

March 5, 2014

Art Blog - Happiness, Adam Berg - Empty Kingdom
Director Adam Berg teams up with mystery Swedish band Happiness to create the oh-so-melancholic heart string strumming music video All Apologies.
View More…

Jessica Stoller

by

March 5, 2014

Jessica Stoller - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Jessica Stoller is a sculptor based out of New York who specializes in ceramics and porcelain. She has received her MFA at the Cranbrook Art Academy and a BFA from College for Creative Studies. Stoller has exhibited her work in numerous shows throughout the US and in Berlin, Germany.
View More…

Tony Matelli

by

March 4, 2014

Tony Matelli - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Tony Matelli is an unusual and outlandish sculptor based out of New York who builds characters around deviant scenarios. When Howie Chen (Co-Founder of Dispatch) asked about describing his own work, Tony replied "I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about that. It’s one of those things that seems best unidentified, or like a stone that maybe is best left unturned. If those interests are revealed too explicitly, my attraction to them is diminished."
View More…

“Shadow Circus” by Kirsten Stingle

by

March 3, 2014

Kirsten Stingle - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
"Storytelling connects us to one another and explains who we are. In an age in which the individual is often alienated, my work attempts to cut through the isolation by presenting common threads of the human experience. Early in my career, a fine arts degree in theater refined my understanding of imagery and taught me to use gestures as powerful expressive tools. However, it is through figurative ceramics that I am able to fully realize my narrative impulse." -Kirsten Stingle
View More…

JUNKYARD ╳ Hisko Hulsing

by

March 2, 2014

Art Blog - Hisko Hulsing - Empty Kingdom
A terrible encounter invokes one man’s life to flash before his eyes, a moment that may be more important than he thinks. JUNKYARD is a wonderfully dark and dramatic piece of work by Hisko Hulsing.
View More…

Stefani Trifkovic

by

March 2, 2014

Stefani Trifkovic - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Stefani Trifkovic is a 17 year old portrait/fashion photographer based in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.
View More…

Pavel Samokhvalov

by

March 1, 2014

art blog - pavel samokhvalov - empty kingdom
Moscow based Russian photographer Pavel Samokhvalov, spent Four years at the Institute of Cinematography.
View More…

Clay Illustrations by Irma Gruenholz

by

March 1, 2014

Irma Gruenholz - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Madrid based artist Irma Gruenholz creates three-dimensional hand-crafted illustrations out of clay. She studied graphic design and worked as an art director in an ad agency before embarking on a freelance career as an illustrator.
View More…

Enemy ╳ Denis Villeneuve

by

February 28, 2014

Art Blog - Denis Villeneuve - Empty Kingdom
Director Denis Villeneuve (previously featured on EK for his amazing work on INCENDIES and short film NEXT FLOOR), continues to amaze after his english debut PRISONERS with the psychosexual mind-bender Enemy.
View More…

Reverse Engineered at Hellion Gallery

by

February 27, 2014

Reverse Engineered at Hellion Gallery
Reverse Engineered is currently showing at Hellion Gallery in Portland Oregon is a lineup of amazing artists, their names follow: AJ Fosik, Souther Salazar, JShea, Troy Coulterman, Michael Alm and Yoskay Yamamoto.  Put together with the intent of show casing a group of installation artists, the artists are as talented as they are different, from AJ Fosik's in your face emotional dynamism to Michael's naturalistic woodwork to JShea's oddly quieting meditations on the human condition.  If you're in Portland check it out!  Otherwise, take a look here:
View More…

Anna Dittmann

by

February 27, 2014

Anna Dittmann - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Anna Dittmann aka Escume is a digital illustrator from San Francisco currently studying in Georgia who primarily draws portraits in beautiful translucent ways.
View More…

Robert Sammelin

by

February 27, 2014

art blog - Robert Sammelin - empty kingdom
Comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator Robert Sammelin has a knack for drawing some bad ass ladies. His concept art has realized the likes of the Battlefield series as well as numerous other video games, comic books, covers for books and magazines.
View More…

PORTRAIT ╳ MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone)

by

February 26, 2014

Art Blog - MILKEYES (Donato Sansone) - Empty Kingdom
A sequence of ghostly and hazy caricatures comprise PORTRAIT, the latest endeavor by MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone) (previously featured on EK for TOPO GLASSATO AL CIOCCOLATO).
View More…

Ribbonesia

by

February 26, 2014

Ribbonesia00
Ribbonesia is a modern ribbon company created by Japanese artist Baku Maeda. The word 'ribbon' and 'modern' is an understatement when describing Ribbonesia because these are more like life-size modern sculptures made with satin and silk. I wouldn't be shocked if he starts creating apparel in the near future.
View More…