EK Interview: Drew Young

Drew Young has been grinding out dark, dramatic, enticing art for a while. His newest series is no different, stuffed with substance, for anyone willing to take the trip with, Drew’s work forces one to pause and take a few steps down the rabbit hole. He offers guidance on where the path might go, check…

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EK Interview: Nigel Van Wieck

Nigel Van Wieck is a painter whose portrayals of America feel as though they’re from another time, even if the content is modern. From an era of romanticism and dreaminess, almost free of time if not for the trappings of culture that carry specific definition. His interview is refreshingly self-aware and his discussion of what…

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EK Interview: Tom Gallant

Tom Gallant is well versed in pushing the limit. His previous discussions of sexuality and human form are deep, meaningful, and challenging. His newest series is no exception, addressing cultural mores and how they are passed down through time. Check out his thoughts:

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EK Interview: Uchujin – Adrian Storey

Adrian Storey is an alien. He’s been traveling the world for the past decade and a half and as raw and uncompromising as his photography is, his words are possibly more-so. Honest about his successes, failings, frustrations, and appreciations, this is an interview to learn from. This isn’t romanticism; this is the truth, brutal, and…

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EK Interview: Hannah Yata

The work of Hannah Yata is a psychedelic statement of purpose for any willing to take the time and trip with her. Through her work she discusses the female identity, refusing to be confined by socialized prescriptions of vanity and over-sexualized tokenization, as well as the connection that humanity once had to the earth which…

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EK Podcast #1: Brett Amory

Surprise! EK has a motherf*cking podcast! Yes that’s right we are going to be doing in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest artists! First up: Brett Amory, an old friend of Empty Kingdom. We talk about the evolution of his career, his process, and the meaning behind his work. He currently has a solo show up…

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EK Interview: Tamara Lichtenstein

Tamara Lichtenstein has been a favorite at Empty Kingdom since we first saw her work. We’re grit junkies, and Tamara has us hooked on her intense, sometimes straight, oft ethereal photography that is unabashedly honest and completely uncompromising. Take a taste and you might just get hooked too:

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EK Interview: Adam Niklewicz

Adam Niklewicz is an amazing sculptor, and dedicated enough an artist to eat a piece of toast buttered with orange paint. His work discusses his experience as an emigrant in America, having come with no knowledge of the language, and made his way as an artist. Check out his interview:

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Headland Of Dreams

“This project is based on a text called “Promontorium Somnii” written by Victor Hugo in 1863 and dealing with the continuum between real and dream. Hugo talks about our need to find something within ourselves than can help us sail through the remains of dreams and the will-of-the-wisps of illusion. He claims that “sleep is…

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EK Interview: Lauren Brevner

Lauren Brevner is an amazing artist who has traveled the world and learned a lot and brings all that and a bag of chips to the table. Her work draws from many sources to make and discuss incredibly important subjects from femininity and it’s place and meaning in current culture to tradition and art and…

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Collages by Rocío Montoya

Rocío Montoya is a photographer/new media artist based out of Madrid, Spain. Her experimental collage portraits are approached with personal explorations by transforming reality and manipulating images to convey their perception of the environment through aesthetic experiences.

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