Roby Dwi Antono

Roby Dwi Antono is a surrealist painter based out of Yogyakarta, Indonesia who is also a graphic designer by profession. A lot of his work have a connection with classical renaissance paintings that results to his own contemporary juxtaposition. He is heavily influenced by Mark Ryden and Marion Peck.

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Ren Hang (1987-2016)

Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and…

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Jenna Andersen

Jenna Andersen‘s illustrations have a beautiful minimal approach that also focuses on the complex details. Her body of work has a recurring theme revolving around a sense of wander, a search for identity, and tones of melancholy. Leaving behind bittersweet, yet such satisfying simplicity.

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Elisa Ancori

Spanish artist Elisa Ancori‘s works revolve around the connection of nature with man. A fusion of body and soul which is scanned by a strong line in all his work. A continuous search for that balance, that unceasingly gives rise in every corner of nature.

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Esther Sarto

Esther Sarto is a gouache and watercolor painter based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. A lot of Sarto’s work combines elements of mother earth by coinciding them with our personal & social aspects of our lives.

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BAEL: Artist Update

BAEL is a self-taught artist from the North East of England who captures the human emotion and form with a sense of simplicity, by expressing something complex in as few words as possible. He channel’s elements of German Expressionism to Art Nouveau and Japanese Anime to achieve his own unique visual style.

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Husmann/Tschaeni

A Husmann/Tschaeni artwork stares you in the face. Under the layers of pinks, greens and blues, you sense movement. As if it is watching your back. Suddenly, you feel yourself being drawn into the art, losing focus. “We work backwards …” greets you as you enter the gates. A small plaque reads: “A hell of…

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EK Podcast Interview: Embers & Dust

Just longer than 9 minutes, this short film takes the viewer back to the evening of October 30th, 1938 where Orson Welles’ voice was vibrating across radio waves, bringing word of an invading alien army from Mars. And although the audio was performed as a Halloween special called “War of the Worlds”, the theatricality and…

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Weronika Izdebska: Artist Update

Weronika Izdebska aka ‘ovors’ is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based out of Łódź, Poland. She was featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 and she continues to reproduce these emotions and aesthetics through subtle inner space and silence.

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Kei Imazu

Kei Imazu is a painter based out of Tokyo, Japan. Her collages of warped renaissance works appear digital but they’re actually painted with oil.

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Lynn Nguyen

Lynn Nguyen is a visual artist, Illustrator & sometimes videographer from Sydney, Australia. She is very influenced by folklore, vampire films and the era of Dark Romanticism. In her free time, she also enjoys making gifs and digitally corrupting and deconstructing files using a binary editor.

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Alexandra Levasseur

Alexandra Levasseur has a beautiful way of painting dreamy and abstract body of works meanwhile conjuring ethereal tones and emotions. She currently lives and works out of Montreal, Canada.

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Martine Johanna

Martine Johanna is a Dutch painter mostly known for her acrylic paintings on linen and wooden panels. Her works are hyper-saturated, seemingly light, but exploring the duality between youthful naivety and anxiety-riddled adulthood.

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Angela Buron

Angela Buron is a photographer based out of Spain who shoots contorted and deformed portraits in surreal juxtapositions. She raises the basic metaphysical and fundamental idea of what the true meaning and relationship is with our body.

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