James Gortner

James Gortner‘s mixed-media works feature assemblages of found paintings, which he collects from art schools, studio buildings, thrift stores, and independent artist contribution. He then paints the assemblage with layers of painterly language ranging from abstract to hyper-realistic.

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Matthew Stone Part III

Matthew Stone is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of London who focuses on painting, sculpture, photography and performance. His latest series entitled ‘Healing With Wounds’ uses CGI techniques to combine the hand-painted abstract brushstrokes and staged photography. The series offers a new technical approach to traditional painting, showing diverse bodies at play and in conflict.

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EK Interview: Drømsjel

Pierre Schmidt uses art as a means to relieve the weight of over analysis and express the belief in self determinism. That we should all have and exert our right to express ourselves. Freedom for all through art! Melt your face off with a peek into the world of Drømsjel.

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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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Sarah Anne Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba who works in various mediums, focusing on themes of nature, sex, and idealism. Her current series entitled ‘Wonderlust’ imaginatively expresses all ranges of erotic to intimate emotions from frustrations to pure euphoria.

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Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee

Timothy Hyunsoo Lee is an emerging Korean-American artist working in Brooklyn, NY. Timothy’s works are inspired by themes of social stigma, identity, psychological disorders, and more recently, of spirituality and religion.

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Andrew Archer Revisit

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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Eliza Bennett

ELiza Bennett is a London based artist who recieved a BTEC National Diploma in art, focusing on textiles. She then continued to pursue a BA in Fashion Design at Middlesex University.

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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:

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Casey Cripe

Art is a personal composition of the reality that surrounds us and artist/scientist Casey Cripe’s work takes that concept to a crazy intricate level. Each piece is a map of the exploration of life, self and the universe. His ability to capture the beauty of anatomical figures and scientific complexities result in an imaginative juxtaposition…

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Adam Tan

If somber and slightly morose illustrations ever give me a warm and fuzzy feeling, they are likely done by Adam Tan. He uses a spectrum of ambient colors and shades to give a stillness that either complements or offset his varied pieces. This fellow Adventure Time enthusiast and talented mixed media illustrator resides in Auckland,…

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N8 Van Dyke

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…

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Laurence Vallières

Laurence Vallières is a talented sculptor based in Montreal Canada. Inspired by the works of authors like Georges Orwell and Art Spiegelman, Vallières uses animal imagery to metaphorically comment on political issues and social behavior. The impressive craftsmanship and grandiose scale of her carboard work is nothing short of amazing. Her work will be shown…

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