You are Here, We are Everywhere

EK Interview: Mr. Mead

by

March 24, 2016

EK_MRMEAD_MH
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.
View More…

EK Sketchbook: Christy Lee Rogers

by

March 23, 2016

EK_Christy Lee Rogers_SB
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.
View More…

Simon Beck

by

March 22, 2016

Simon Beck1
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.
View More…

EK Interview: Hobby Buddies

by

March 21, 2016

Swiss Garrison (Serving the 501st Legion)
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.
View More…

Maria Svarbova

by

March 19, 2016

Maria Svarbova7
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.
View More…

EK Interview: Mojo Wang

by

March 18, 2016

Mojo Wang
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.
View More…

EK Sketchbook: Murat Germen

by

March 16, 2016

EK_Murat Germen_SB
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:
View More…

Hansol Choi

by

March 15, 2016

Rala Choi5
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.
View More…

EK Interview: Stephanie Henderson

by

March 14, 2016

EK_Stephanie Henderson_MH
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.
View More…

Cal Redback

by

March 12, 2016

Cal Redback1
Cal Redback is a photographer and digital manipulator from Paris, France. He redefines the idea of 'human nature' by combining these two elements.
View More…

EK Interview: Julien Mauve

by

March 11, 2016

EK_Julien Mauve_MH
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:
View More…

Conrad Jon Godly

by

March 9, 2016

cr
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.
View More…

EK SHOP: MICHAEL REEDY

by

March 7, 2016

Original-LetsGo_1024x1024
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!!!
View More…

EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

by

March 7, 2016

EK_Evelyn Bencicova_MH
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:
View More…

Neil Krug

by

March 5, 2016

Neil Krug00
A vast compilation of Neil Krug's beautiful and psychedelic photography and still's from various projects.
View More…

EK Interview: Gabriel Grun

by

March 4, 2016

EK_GG_MH (1)
Gabriel Grun's work is heavily influenced by renaissance and baroque paintings and it shows. Openly sexual, and unabashed about everything that he wants it to be, Gabriel's work is a world of fantasy, of the myths and legends of humanity laid out in full color, full splendor. Colorful and gorgeous, his paintings draw you into their warm, waiting arms and hold you there.
View More…

EK Sketchbook: Alex Andreyev

by

March 2, 2016

2f9b5bbd-7c00-4317-be19-520e8bffd7cd
As part of our Sketchbook series we have sought to put together art from all kinds of artists, sketchbooks don't have to be physical to represent the work that goes on behind the scenes and up until the point in time when a piece of art is finished. In that vein we present the digital sketchbook of Alex Andreyev, a fantastic illustrator who has been featured and interviewed for Empty Kingdom. Check out some of his process images and thoughts:
View More…

Artist Update: Ray Caesar

by

March 1, 2016

Ray Caesar1
Ray Caesar's portraits frequently involve childlike creatures with physical deformities and grotesque elements set against a fairy tale backdrop of darkness and sexual innuendos. He was one of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 artists in 2012 was featured regularly in the past.
View More…

EK Podcast: Lucien Shapiro

by

February 29, 2016

f3ef0e86-903b-4f85-b24d-a4c14761eee5
Lucien Shapiro is a dear dear friend of Empty Kingdom, one of the oldest and coolest. He is a badass sculptor and a very original, thoughtful human. In this episode we dive deep into his career. We interviewed him in the lobby of the Kabuki Hotel in SF. He is doing a nationwide tour of a fear collecting ritual that is explained in the podcast. I highly suggest checking it out, I missed the first one in SF but I'll be sure to be at the next one, because well I got some things to get off my back. I bet you do too.
View More…

EK Shop: James Rawson

by

February 29, 2016

James_Rawson2_1024x1024
James Rawson -James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our perception of popular culture.
View More…