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Posts tagged with "Illustration & Art"

Jose Romussi

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September 12, 2014

art blog - Jose Romussi - Empty Kingdom
Born in Chile, Jose Romussi originally studied landscaping, and only recently has he gained a large following for his embroidered silk screens.
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Gilmetric

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August 9, 2014

Art Blog - Andy Gilmore - Empty Kingdom
Since being featured back in November 2011, Andy Gilmore has continued to deliver a steady supply of hypnotic geometric graphic designs whilst injecting more and more intricate detail and mathematical precision into his work with every piece.
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Sebastiaan Bremer

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August 2, 2014

Art Blog - Sebastiaan Bremer - Empty Kingdom
What’s up, EKayans? It’s been a while! I hope my family have been keeping you all happy and inspired. Let me share with you a little something special from Sebastiaan Bremer.
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Guy Catling

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August 1, 2014

art bog - Guy Catlings - Empty Kingdom
Guy Catling is a graphic designer from Essex United Kingdom. Focusing mostly on collage work, he takes old photos and makes them new again. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings and using old war photos, Guy creates bright contrasting works.
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Andrew Archer Revisit

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July 29, 2014

art blog - Andrew Archer - empty kingdom
The marvelous artist from New Zealand is back with his timeless style and chromatic brilliance. Illustrator and crayon enthusiast, Andrew Archer first appeared on EK on January 2010. The latest in his surrealistic repertoire explodes with aberrant wonder, inspired by cartoons and Edo period art among other mediums that portray sublime narratives.
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N8 Van Dyke

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July 1, 2014

N8 Van Dyke - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
N8 Van Dyke is a full time art making machine who manipulates any medium to his will, with sheer raw illustrative skill. He has provided his talents for the likes of Burton Snowboards, XBox, PlayStation, various rock bands etc. His work has also graced the covers of magazines all over the world including Taiwan, Australia and France.
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Robert Sammelin

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February 27, 2014

art blog - Robert Sammelin - empty kingdom
Comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator Robert Sammelin has a knack for drawing some bad ass ladies. His concept art has realized the likes of the Battlefield series as well as numerous other video games, comic books, covers for books and magazines.
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Jaume Montserrat

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February 20, 2014

art blog - Jaume Montserrat - empty kingdom
  Barcelona based artist Jaume Montserrat creates a series of hollow unraveling animals entitled "Emptyland." This collection is based on a dream he once had, of harmonious creatures  that lived without necessities and therefor fear. He illustrates the peaceful coexistence among what would seem like perfect beings and what that emptiness and lack of desire could look like.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 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 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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Tobias Hall

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December 5, 2013

art blog - Tobias Hall - empty kingdom
Freelance illustrator Tobias Hall creates beautifully composed pieces using the written word, specializing not only in digital art but  lettering, and mural painting. Gotta love a man who keeps such a classic form of art like hand made typography alive and well.
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Dracula and Juliet

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September 4, 2013

Freelance illustrator Charles Chaisson has made a name for himself amongst magazines such as WIRED and even Playboy with his sensual and earthy images.
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Christine Wu

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August 28, 2013

Christine Wu from Los Angeles, creates haunting paintings that with drip with sexual undertones. She has a knack of including additional limbs or features into one of her painted forms, which makes these sort of semi-mythical humans with ghastly but endearing characteristics.
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Mark Jenkins Part Deux

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July 24, 2013

Here at Empty Kingdom, we love nothing more than an artist with a sense of humour. Mark Jenkins, previously featured all the way back in December 2010, definitely has the comedic element in his work that we dig. See if you can spot his obscure street art next time you're wondering arounda big city...
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Hallucinatory Tales

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July 17, 2013

Rafael Sottolichio is a Quebec-based painter with a talent for creating hallucinatory tales. His dream-like portraits often includes trailed liquids, vivid colours and random geometric shapes to throw any observer off-guard and into an astral trance.
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Jeremy Enecio Returns!

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July 2, 2013

art blog - Jeremy Enecio - empty kingdom
I found Jeremy Encio's illustrations enchanting since he was last featured on February 2010. This talented  artist was definitely overdue for a second feature if not for his beautiful ethereal work, for his appreciation of all things awesome like Adventure Time, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Fry.
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Glenn Brown Revisit

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May 28, 2013

art blog - Glenn Brown - empty kingdom
Glenn Brown was first featured back in March 2012. In his work he often adopts imagery that stems from classical works like those of Guido Reni, and takes you through the experience of seeing a piece through that special Glenn Brown eye.  He embodies the idea that inspiration in art should be taken freely, as nothing is exempt from being a visual representation of something else.
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AJ Frena

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May 14, 2013

art blog - AJ Frena - empty kingdom
Texas born illustrator AJ Frena uses both watercolor and digital art as the mediums to create work that blends nature with abstract.
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Daniel Barkley

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May 7, 2013

art blog - Daniel Barkley - empty kingdom
Concordia University grad Daniel Barkley, creates pieces that show not only the literal nakedness of his subject but a sense of raw vulnerability.
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Nicolas Delort

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May 6, 2013

art blog - Nicolas Delort - empty kingdom
Black and white illustrations by Paris based artist Nicolas Delort, personify a classic illustrative style and the grandeur of the stories they tell. His somber illustrations have complemented some epic literary gems like American Gods and Harry Potter.
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Birds and Boys

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April 17, 2013

Painting, Meghan Howland, Empty Kingdom, 2013
Meghan Howland is an American oil painter with a knack for creating dreamy, almost hypnagogic images of birds, boys, girls and dolls. Her work has an aura of pleasantry and whimsical innocence, yet one can't help but smell a slight wift of darkness seeping through her pictures...
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