Li Hui+

Out of all photographers and artists on Empty Kingdom, Chinese photographer Li Hui has probably been featured on Empty Kingdom the most. This is currently her 6th feature, and we really love her. You can always taste the earthly colors captured by Hui and the beautiful ethereal tones continue to transcend our viewing experience.

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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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Hong Wai

Shanghai-born artist Hong Wai Hong Wai uses her brush with uncommon skill, mastering the nuances of ink a well as the wash effect. Her works, using live with live models, exude an intimacy rare in Chinese painting. They are both highly feminine and feminist, examples of not just the beauty of the female form but…

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Ye Fei

Ye Fei is a Chinese photographer with a beautiful minimal approach. Fei’s simplification between natural light and shadows lead to a subtle harmonious finish.

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Tangshi

Tangshi is a painter based out of Changsha City, Hunan Province, China. Many of his beautifully rendered paintings have a photo-journalistic feel with a unique twist of surrealism. Possibly a modern Chinese Norman Rockwell?

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Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu is a contemporary veteran artist from China that resides in New York City. Zhang works with a variety of mediums such as sculpting, painting, installations and even soy sauce. A lot of his work touches on topics of criticism on the Chinese government.

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Timothy Lee

Timothy Lee is a British-born Chinese artist currently residing in London. He began his ink drawings on traditional rice paper. http:/timleeart.com

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Zhou Fan

Zhou Fan is an illustrator based out of Shanghai, China, who paints mind-bending, psychedelic portraits with acrylics. Check out his current landscape series here.

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Zephyrance

I’ve been following a lot of new photographer’s lately. I realize photography is changing and going through a new revolution, a new persona- which can’t be stopped. Most of these photographer’s are still very young and their vision is quite incredibly beautiful. Zephyrance is one of these photographers. She currently resides in Shanghai and still…

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The Invisible Man // Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin (born 1973 in Shandong, China) is a Chinese artist. He makes photographs of himself camouflage painted to blend in with the background. This series is called “Hiding In The City”. To celebrate US President Obama’s visit to China, he made an effigy of Obama in his honor.

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Hui+

Perhaps when I take a look at hui+’s photography I can hear each transcending tone and perhaps I can taste each color. The photographer captures everything organically leaving the audience with a bittersweet taste. Visit hui+ at http://huiuh.com/

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