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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Mark Heine

“I am a storyteller. My art is the expression of a carefully chosen moment, captured from a larger narrative. This story is constantly playing, moving forward and changing, as each painting alters the course of the narrative. As it ignites my imagination for the next. So the road is never a straight line.” –Mark Heine,…

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Simon Beck

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,…

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Hansol Choi

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.

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Cristina Coral

“My approach to photography and its development was almost entirely self-taught. I immediately understood what the camera could have given me in terms of experimentation and discovery of the world around me and more over of myself. Photographing has become an imperative language.” -Cristina Coral

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Mary Iverson

Mary Iverson is a painter and public artist based out of Seattle. Her paintings focus on the shipping industry and its influence on culture and the environment. She teaches painting and drawing at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA, where she is a tenured faculty member.

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Charles Wilkin

“My work is a loose collection of thoughts and observations in many ways and less about one specific theme. I see it as being a reflection of the world we live in, with all its ugliness and cruelty. But from that, I strive to extract the beauty and empathy hidden underneath and within us all,…

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Jean François Lepage Revisit

Jean-François Lepage is a photographer whose working methods are closer to that of a painter. His paradoxically alluring and disquieting photographs bare evidence to a process in which he physically cuts, draws and works into their surface to intricately evolve and brutally deconstruct the original image.

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Adam Tan R.I.P.

Adam Tan was an illustrator based out of Auckland, New Zealand who had an incredible amount of work. His dreamy and metaphysical paintings left behind beautiful tones of melancholia. He was originally featured with Empty Kingdom on July 2014. In October 2014, he was reportedly missing, and shortly after his body was found in a…

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LINNNN

LINNNN is a photographer from Seoul, South Korea who portrays beautiful, ethereal, and atmospheric portraits. Her minimalistic approach and simplicity leaves behind breathtaking impressions.

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Oleg Oprisco Revisit

Oleg Oprisco is a highly imaginative photographer from Kiev, Ukraine, who shoots beautiful portraits with an ethereal color palette. Be sure to also take a look at his previous breathtaking feature from May 2013.

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Nicola Samorì Revisit

Nicola Samorì is an Italian artist who paints at a completely different level and dimension. His baroque style and gothic themed portraits leave behind dismal everlasting emotions. He was first featured in back in September 2011 and January 2012 with an exclusive EK interview. Nicola Samorì is hands down one of Empty Kingdom’s greatest featured…

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