Bharti Kher is a fine artist who lives and works in New Delhi, India. Majority of her sculptures and installations explores and challenges cultural misunderstandings and social taboos of modern society.
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.
Albeit it’s been nearly two weeks into the New Year, that’s no reason to continue to bring in 2016 EK-style with works by Kenta Torii, an artist originally hailing from Hiroshima, Japan. [INSERT GONG SOUND EFFECT]
“This is Not Art. It’s not deeply meaningful or vaguely philosophical. It’s not calculated or exact. It is only a series of posters designed from classic paintings. A simple reinterpretation of how we saw them. Our tribute to art and design.” –Warsheh, Amman, Jordan
Originally hailing from Nagoya, Japan, Takeshi Haguri creates detailed wooden sculptures of traditional figures from Japanese art and culture covered in intricate tattoos. I’m tickled pink (I actually have no idea what that phrase means to be honest) to be back, but as Ricky Ricardo said, all of us in the EK fam-bams “have a…
Charles Avery has devoted his practice to the description of a fictional Island which he continues to elaborate with its own population, customs and cosmology, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts and moving images.
“Sometimes my work also has literal connections to archeology, or rather to history. In A Place Where My Thoughts Are Frozen Together, I set out to attach a human femur to a coffee cup. I thought it was interesting how the cup has gradually acquired a handle during its evolutionary process. I ended up giving…