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Lauren Gallaspy

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October 17, 2017

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"The fundamental contradictions of the ceramic vessel and the human body are the same: they are objects of both strength and fragility, though, in the end, the ceramic object will always outlive us. This urgent attempt at immortality remains an essential appeal of ceramics to me. Why do I make what I make? I wish to tell stories that might outlive me." -Lauren Gallaspy, Helena, Montana
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Picasso’s ‘Light Drawings’ 1949

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December 5, 2016

In 1949 Pablo Picasso was visited by Gjon Mili, a photographer and lighting innovator, who introduced Picasso to his photographs of ice skaters with lights attached to their skates. Immediately Picasso started making images in the air with a small flashlight in a dark room. This series of photos became known as Picasso's "light drawings."
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EK Sketchbook: Russ Mills

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April 27, 2016

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Russ Mills has been interviewed and featured twice. We've loved his work since the first day we saw it and our Sketchbook Series has given us an opportunity to look into the work that goes on behind the scenes. Take a look for yourself:
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EK Sketchbook: Heidi Taillefer

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March 30, 2016

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We've featured Heidi Taillefer twice, and interviewed her to boot! Her work is packed with nuance and meaning and is extremely diverse in it's content. Where does it all come from? As part of the EK Sketchbook series she's honored us with a peek behind the scenes, at the work that goes on before she begins a piece. Take a look inside her mind!
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Marco Mazzoni Revisit

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September 28, 2015

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Marco Mazzoni is an Italian artist who creates beautiful portraits by only using colored pencils. His body of work holds a strong interest in flora and fauna, and often influenced by female herbalists of 16th—18th Century Sardinia. Mazzoni was originally featured back in August 2011.
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Manabu Ikeda

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October 6, 2014

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Manabu Ikeda is an illustrator born in Taku City, Saga, Japan who currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. With his acrylic pen, he creates enormous and extremely intricate detailed work by portraying themes of civilization within nature but with an epic & chaotic outline. Many of his artwork can take up to a year to complete.
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Armando Veve

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June 6, 2014

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Mad artist Armando Veve has been producing intriguing art since the day he first put pen to paper. Armando is BFA graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times.
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Victoria Goro-Rapoport

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April 24, 2014

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Victoria Goro-Rapoport's beautiful theatrical drawings developed from her years as a set designer. After graduating from Moscow Art College with a BFA in 1985, she continued on to the University of Utah. There she received a MFA in set design in 1998. That was the start of her life in theater as a set designer.
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Daehyun Kim Returns

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April 15, 2014

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Daehyun Kim AKA Moonassi has been featured on December 2010 and on July 2012. His surreal figures and minimalist lines portray a unique interpretation of relationships and interactions between two subjects and the universe at large.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

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[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939...which doesn't really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004...but we're not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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Mercedes Helnwein Revisit

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December 3, 2013

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Currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, California and Ireland, Mercedes Helnwein creates intricate pencil drawings of "weird goings-on" that brings her back to our humble site since her last feature in September 2010. Not to name-drop, but Mercedes is the daughter of Gottfried Helnwein...dun-dun-dun! I swear...talent breeds talent!
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JAPONE

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October 29, 2013

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Whether it's oil on canvas paintings or simple pencil on napkin drawings, JAPONE is a French artist who can run and paint with the best of them for sure!
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Miles Johnston

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October 16, 2013

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Today, we take a quick peek into the sketchbook of Miles Johnston, an artist currently based out of Fleet, Hampshire, UK.
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Douglas McDougall

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October 11, 2013

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Douglas McDougall is an artist currently based out of Scotland who produces these amazingly rendered and highly detailed charcoal drawings. I wonder what their beauty secret is to get their skin looking so...healthy and crusty.
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Mr. KW

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September 8, 2013

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Kent Williams is obviously no stranger to the EK family. Mr. Williams has been featured numerous times in the past back in March 2010, May 2010, September 2011, and not to mention, made the TOP 100 of 2010 and 2011. Mr. Williams has new pieces and studies since we saw his work last, and we revisit him today to take a good long look.
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Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson

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August 26, 2013

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"From the beginning of my obsession with drawing, I have been fascinated by transformational qualities of light and distance. Whether I am studying a large body of water shot through with sunlight or rain on a car windshield reflecting the glimmer of adjacent neon signs, I am always looking to catch the mystery of these completely real distortions. This is what interests me when I look at the world. No matter what the subject matter or what the degree of complexity in the composition, I never tire of the challenge of articulating the fluidity I see all around me." -Elizabeth Patterson (Los Angeles, CA)
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Peter Han’s Chalk Sketches

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August 23, 2013

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Peter Han gives us a lesson in a very special art form: chalk art (or in this case chalk sketches). Come on this journey lead by Han as he discusses how he achieves his calculated art of illustrating, he calls "Dynamic Sketching."
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Gerhard Mayer

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July 2, 2013

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Gerhard Mayer is the man when it comes to huge abstract line drawings on gallery walls. Mayer creates highly complex large-scale drawings primarily out of ink that I'm sure would blow your mind if you had the chance to see it in person. Not to mention, Mayer is a multidisciplinary artist who creates other awesome works of art...like repurposing hundreds, if not thousands, of puzzles pieces from different sets to create his own images as he jams them together artfully.
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Josan Gonzalez

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June 28, 2013

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Based out of "6th circle of Hell, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain", Josan Gonzalez is an illustrator, alchemist, and "Dark Summoner of Abyssal Artworks", according to him. Gonzalez uses everything from "pencil, fish-eyes, something more from a fish, a randomly found human skull, a cup of coffee, a postcard with an Elvgren pin-up, a dusty Super Nes, doughnuts, possibly muffins, more coffee, subtle society criticism, absurdity"...you follow up by "mixing all of that, shake, add ice, and then apply to the rear part of your brain", and then, just maybe, you can look like that girl in the above piece.
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Joseph Loughborough

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June 20, 2013

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Joseph Loughborough was previously featured back in June 2012, and has a new body of work to present since we last checked in on him. Loughborough creates multilayered charcoal drawings depicting expressive "fleshy portraiture" of embracing and confronting couples. Currently, Loughborough splits his time between London, Paris and Berlin.
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