EK Interview: Steve Johnson

The work of Steve Johnson is as insightful as it is beautiful and detailed.  Each piece tells a story and his stories are universal, addressing the very differences and challenges humans encounter in their daily life.  To hear Steve tell it, the juxtaposition of rats and chickadee, though opposing, shouldn’t be boiled down to simple binary forces,…

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EK Interview: Jen Lobo

Jen Lobo is currently showing at Hellion Gallery.  Much of Jen’s work is of the sea, animals, ships, and the ocean, her appreciation for the force and majesty of the ocean can be seen in her work.  She took some time to talk to us about her life, her work, and the way artists research…

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EK Interview: AJ Frena

 AJ Frena‘s work is violent and beautiful, there’s as much humanity in his animals as there is animalism in us humans.  His work is well thought and concise, even if the execution is chaotic at times the emotion is clear but developed.  His interview follows, I suggest you read it:

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EK Interview: Iain Macarthur

Iain Macarthur ‘s illustrations have found their way onto Empty Kingdom two times, in March 2011 and 2010.  They are awesome.  His lines are precise and poignant, his sketching and patterns call the eye to look and don’t let it turn away.  Intricate, surreal and intense, I want to stare at a piece in real life.  Check out what…

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Susannah Martin

Susannah Martin is a NYU fine artist alumni that currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany. “I have always been fascinated by how artists throughout human history have chosen to represent our interconnection with nature through the nude and how these choices reflect their epoch. For the primordial artist, nature was home. When he drew images of…

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EK Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

Joel Daniel Phillips will be the third awesome artist that Empty Kingdom is bringing down to Austin Texas for the ReCREATE:ATX show for this year’s SXSW!  Normally armed with charcoal, I can only imagine what Joel will be bringing to the wall.  Check out his interview for a peek into his inspiration, socially aware, candid,…

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EK Interview: Joshua Hagler

Joshua Hagler, previously featured October 2010 is a really cool dude, a gentleman of the highest order, and he is really really really patient, because this interview was owed to him a long time ago, and he was really nice about it the whole time. I’m sorry Josh, but we do love your work and…

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EK Interview: Pat Perry

Pat Perry has had two full features on EK, the first time in 2010, and the second in June of 2011. He was also part of our Top 100 Artists of 2011. We’re back for a third feature, this time an interview, with the talented artist who is highly respected by the Empty Kingdom family.

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EK Interview: Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins

Greg Simkins everybody!  That’s right, GREG SIMKINS.  His thoughts.  His words.  Hiiiiiiis other stuff.  Like the army of mechanized G.I. Joebots that Greg has in the cellar of his house.  They’re painstakingly crafted to fit in with other G.I. Joes so the regular Joes won’t recognize them until it’s too late and Greg has taken…

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EK Interview: Minjae Lee

Empty Kingdom has featured South Korean artist Minjae Lee‘s mind-blowing work earlier last year. This time we have an exclusive interview with him sharing in-depth background based around his work. Previously featured by Millions.

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EK Interview: Jonny Wan

Jonny Wan, featured in 2010, gave us an interview earlier this year.  Here it is now for your reading enjoyment.  Jonny needs to get into contact Genndy Tartakovsky, I don’t know what their collaboration would look like, but I know it would make my head explode.

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EK Interview: Frank Stockton

Frank Stockton, previously featured here is an awesome artist.  He was decent enough to give us an interview, it follows. Read it, consume it, devour it, learn from it. His words are some certified grade A prime rib high quality type utterances.  Unless you’re vegan, in which case they’re flank steak. 

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