Ernesto Artillo

Working primarily in Fashion, Ernesto Artillo is an editorial collagist, as I would like to call him. He transforms high fashion into fractured, distorted portraits, using photography and collage. His work varies from obscure, minimalist collage to more dizzying and surreal landscapes (at times echoing Cubism) with the human body being cut by bold stripes of color…

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Serge Gay Jr. Part II

It’s only been 2 months since we shared Serge Gay Jr.’s work (previously featured in March 2014), but he’s been busy pumping out more of his grizzly graphic art which brings him back to our humble little site so soon. Based out of San Francisco, California, Serge draws his inspiration from his surroundings, his Haitian…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[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…

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Apollonia Saintclair’s Ink [NSFW]

The one thing that I love about working for EK is that once in a while, I’ll come across an artist who just creates art for the sake of art without taking themselves or their work too seriously (not to diminish their passion or body of work at all). Apollonia Saintclair creates unadulterated illustrations of…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others’ heads, we proudly present the third…

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Paintings of Taner Ceylan

I don’t usually look for hyper-realistic painters, but in the case of Taner Ceylan, I really couldn’t resist. I’m a fan of everything this artist is about. On the surface, He has a range of mildly tame, but still scarily accurate portraits… until you journey deeper into the heart of his work, and you see…

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Enlightenment Found.

Having only been in the game since 2008, Cryptik’s street art has evolved into a full-blown crusade. He calls it the “Cryptik Movement“. What began as an outlet to share his thoughts and beliefs, has become a public diary of his personal spiritual journey.

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Marjolein Caljouw

Marjolein Caljouw is a full-time illustrator and artist hailing from the Netherlands, who is able to produce some beautifully empyreal drawings and paintings. Her use of paleness in juxtaposition with the warming pastel colours drew me into her work, which is usually the very same sort of quality that deters me, seeing as I’m very…

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Koralie les dames d’abord

Ever since I saw  Koralie and husband Supakitch on EK on November of last year, I’ve been wanting to do a post about them individually, so here goes! Though their work blends incredibly in a fluke of genius brought by street art super powers, Koralie’s work stands alone with pure individual style. Her signature “doll” illustrations appear throughout her work, she blends a…

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Tauba Auerbach : RGB Colorspace

Tauba Auerbach is a very unique artist who creates everything from installation pieces, sculptures, prints, experimental typeface, and a whole slew of other art pieces ranging in mediums. Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace piece is a 3200 page creation that showcases the entire range of the RGB spectrum…DAAAAAAAAAAMN.

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Tchmo

Ask anybody who knows me, and they’ll tell you, one of my favourite qualities, of anything is mystery. So when I stumbled across Tchmo. I instantly felt, “Damn, this dude’s work was made for me!”

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Sam Wolfe Connelly

Sam Wolfe Connelly (You can tell he’s going to be awesome from the fact his middle name is a ferocious canine, right?) is an artist residing in the busy city of New York who enjoys capturing a wide range of different characters, from women and superheros, to mythical looking creatures, to animals.

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