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EK Interview: Matthew Cusick

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May 26, 2014

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We interview Matthew Cusick  in the latest installment of our continuing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery. Matthew is an artist working primarily with maps, creating stunning collages of beautiful women, weaving highways, Americana iconography, and oceans.
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Karborn

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May 26, 2014

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London based artist John Leigh aka Karborn creates strange and complex collages that are both terrestrial and celestial. Working with various mediums, his pieces are surreal yet maintain a delicate balance between order and chaos. Cut figures and forms float in spaces that are akin to an exploding supernova. The composition is at once dizzying and completely harmonious.
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Jess Riva Cooper

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May 25, 2014

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"In my sculptures, the world sprouts plant matter. Colour and form burst forth fromquiet gardens and bring chaos to ordered spaces. Nature reclaims its place by creeping over structures. Wild floral growth subvertspast states, creating the preternatural from this transformation." -Jess Riva Cooper, Toronto, Ontario
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EK Interview: Jamie Vasta

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May 24, 2014

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Jamie Vasta will be bringing her amazing glitter art to the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show.  Her work crosses renaissance fables with modern say subjects, creating entrancing work.  Check out her interview:
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Martin Copertari

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May 23, 2014

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Martin Copertari ensembles collages with original etchings from publications of the 19th century and lithographic prints from the early 20th century. All of his original collages are handmade and retouched with gouache which gives it the beautiful classic and vintage touch.
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EK Exclusive: Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

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May 22, 2014

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New york, New York. It Begins On Paper opened on May 16th, marking the official opening of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.
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Violaine & Jeremy

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May 22, 2014

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Violaine Orsoni & Jérémy Schneider are both illustrators, graphic designers, and art directors from Paris, France.
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Katarzyna Konieczka Part II

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May 21, 2014

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Katarzyna Konieczka is a fashion/costume/designer based out of London, UK who aims to create an impact on the viewer in amazingly bizarre and radical ways. Each costume has been created as a one off, the techniques used to create them have been developed by herself by experimenting with textiles, fabric, and paint. Be sure to check out her previous feature from September 2013.
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EK Interview: Denis Peterson Part 2

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May 19, 2014

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Denis Peterson's work is soulful and gorgeous.  He depicts the humanity and dignity inherent to the human experience.  We are honored to say that one of his amazing pieces will be coming to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show. After reading his interview I spent the afternoon in the park talking to two homeless gentlemen and was incredibly thankful for the humility gained from just shutting up and listening to strangers talk about their lives.  What will you do?
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EK Interview: Michael Reedy

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May 19, 2014

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Michael Reedy will be bringing his psychedelic exploration of anatomy and geometry to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His art is at once expansive, exploring life, death and all experience in between, and finite, teasing at confidence and addressing body image.  Check out his interview:
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Charlie Terrell

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May 19, 2014

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Charlie Terrell is a digital artist based out of Austin, Texas. Trust me, you're going to enjoy this.
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Kajahl Benes

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May 19, 2014

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Painter Kajahl Benes explores themes of identity in African and American culture. Combining symbols and imagery of the East, Africa and Western culture Benes turns stereotypes on their heads. His colorful portraits of native figures adorned in tribal wear with hints of popular western culture create a beautiful satire. Be sure to check out his website for more great works. ENJOY!
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Lauren Marx

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May 18, 2014

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"Animals always have been, and always will be, my passion. They have been the subjects of my drawings ever since I was a child. I blame it on weekends spent at the Saint Louis Zoo and endless hours watching, National Geographic’s: Mutual of Omaha”. They influenced my desire to learn about biology while attending high school. While in high school, I began collecting bones, feathers, and books. Over these past few years, my passion grew to zoology, cosmology, and mythology." -Lauren Marx, Saint Louis, Missouri
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EK Interview: Michael Page

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May 16, 2014

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 Michael Page has been making some dope art, trippy and unreal and overwhelming, his use of color would liquify a Crayola executive's brain.  We are super juiced to announce that he will be joining the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out his interview:
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Charles Wish

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May 16, 2014

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Charles Wish is a Los Angeles artist best known for visually fusing American Regionalist imagery with that of 16th - 19th century South-Asia. Citing various artists of the far-east along with American painters, including Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, Wish thoughtfully combines the esoteric symbolism of an age-old civilization with some of rural-America’s most selfsame symbols and scenes.
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Leslie Ann O’Dell is back

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May 15, 2014

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Leslie Ann O'Dell is a visual artist based out of Denver, Colorado who is most known for photo-illustration. O’Dell’s work is comprised of haunting and mystifying portraitures that also gazes upon the refinement of beauty. She was also part of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artists of 2012 and featured back in May 2012.
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EK Interview: Michael Ward

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May 13, 2014

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I love the modern day abandoned Americana mystique that Michael Ward's work seems to be steeped in.  There's a romance to it, the rich pastel colors seem to pop out and call to you to come visit these places that people walk but ignorant to the beauty Michael imbues them with.  We have the honor of featuring his work at the EK Summer Show, so come to The City if you can!
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Sunghee Lee

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May 13, 2014

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Sunghee Lee is a South Korean photographer based out of France who captures the beauty of abandoned places.
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Owen Perry

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May 13, 2014

Owen Perry is a Canadian artist who creates stunning photographs of stark and sweeping landscapes, the curves and cusps and nostalgic silence of the wild.
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Tatiana Plakhova Part II

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May 12, 2014

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"The main idea is to show a new way of “infographic” drawings. Because everything we see is biological, mathematical or geological information. It can also be cultural patterns or any other thing. Complexity Graphics works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony. I would describe them as infographic abstracts. This mathematical style helps me to illustrate everything from biological cell to the space and meditative worlds. That’s why I admire by math, because it’s everywhere and nowhere." -Tatiana Plakhova, Moscow, Russia
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