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Pierre Fudaryli (NSFW)

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September 25, 2014

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Pierre Fudaryli is a Mexican digital artist who photo-manipulates his subjects heavily influenced by Salvador Dali. The philosophy behind his work is described as "The daily geometry of our death, from birth until we cease to die." compose what he calls "altered reality of human energy". Graphically describing the behaviors in different states, different vectors fired in all directions in a fractal way, both introspection and projection.
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Eliza Bennett

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July 18, 2014

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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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Serge Gay Jr. Part II

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June 20, 2014

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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 background, and the coastal cities he grew up in.
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David Stoupakis

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March 16, 2014

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David Stoupakis is an artist from New England living in NYC who illustrates dark and mystifying fantasies with oil paint.
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Penny Byrne

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March 14, 2014

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Based out of Melbourne, Australia Penny Byrne is a Visual Artist who creates powerful political messages using vintage porcelain figurines and found objects. These darkly humorous figurines span a range of issue such as global politics, pop culture, and the environment. A well respected ceramics conservator, Byrnes meticulously forges her wonderfully twisted figurines with great precision. saatchionline.com/PennB
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Christophe Doucet

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February 4, 2014

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Christophe Doucet sculpts space as much as materials. His vision ranges wide, from the material elements that configure a territory, to the symbolic elements that make it possible for people to live in it. He carries out implementations and shapes that trouble the common representation of the places where he performs.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

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[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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Damien Hirst

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April 14, 2013

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Damien Hirst is a London based artist that uses a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. “Art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else … there isn’t anything else.”
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Winston Chmielinski

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March 16, 2013

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Winston Chmielinski is a fine art painter based out of NYC, New York with a degree in philosophy and creative writing from NYU. "An admission—that I am a disorganized, impulsive person—reads more optimistically on canvas because the eye has glimpsed the edge. I navigate the visual by visceral means, colliding impressions of points with interpretations of space (the accidentals are debris) so that the composition hangs, almost magically, in mid-air." -Winston Chmielinski
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MEYOKO

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March 13, 2013

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Melissa Murillo a.k.a Meyoko is a Berlin-based illustrator that creates unique, bizarre, and surreal figurines in beautiful fine details. Many of these portraits and skulls are based around mystical creatures that portray complex abstract expressions with an elegant minimal finish.
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Charles Ray

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February 7, 2013

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Charles Ray is a modern sculptor from Chicago that currently resides in Los Angeles. "I don't know how to express this idea without sounding overly romantic, but I like art with a little magic to it. The art world typically replaces the word "magic" with “mystery," a colder noun more likely to entice collectors than a term evoking rabbits and hats, but the latter term is not always appropriate. Mystery has certain perks, implying critical engagement, the desire and possibility of solving and figuring out the unknown; "Magic" doesn't offer this kind of triumphal resolution." -Charles Ray
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

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January 31, 2013

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[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 annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012!
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The Sheep that became Wolf

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November 9, 2012

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Dietmar Gross has a very impressive résumé indeed. In 2006, he became the founder, and the director of the “Oppenhiemer Summer Academy” for visual arts,' has won an array of awards, and has exhibited from Germany to as far as New York. This German national treasure creates creepy amalgamations in his own, unique, surrealist style, of humans melting into animals. And animals melting into other animals. And more humans melting into each other. It's all very Gross.
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Hirotoshi Itoh

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October 29, 2012

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Hirotoshi Itoh is a wonder with stone. His sense of humor is nice and subdued but right on the button, and the more you look the more you smile.
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LIFE IS JUST A GAME

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October 25, 2012

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Society today is lacking Peter Pan's lost boy mentality. Let us inspire and be inspired. Open your heart and mind to all that's around you. Take notes from Connie Lim, a fashion designer and illustrator who has dedicated her life to creating an alternate reality through art. Basking in the abundance of ink, coffee, love, travel and fashion, Lim escapes the conventional way of thinking and living.
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Dario Puggioni

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October 14, 2012

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Dario Puggioni is a cyberpunk oil painter based out of Berlin, Germany. The artist's collection of work tears down the unconscious wall of emotional pain with dark overtones and torturous themes.
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Setting Fire to Adele

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September 20, 2012

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Hong Yi AKA "Red" is known for "loving to paint, but not with a paintbrush." Using ordinary objects, such as coffee grounds, book pages, sunflower seeds and even socks, Red manages to morph, warp and mold these otherwise mundane materials into brilliant masterpieces. Her most recent portrait, Setting Fire to Adele, was created using fire, wax and a wild spark of imagination.
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Human Canvas

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September 6, 2012

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Craig Tracy...you are wondrous. Body painting has recently become a colloquial art form, but you have developed your own unique style. I'm mesmerized.  I want to share your art with the world!! Thank you Empty Kingdom for allowing me to do so.
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Abandon Reality

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August 30, 2012

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Aryz (previously featured in December 2010) paints for himself and no one else. He paints for love of the art...the way it should be. Inspiration for all.
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Interact.

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August 16, 2012

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Interactive street art... I'm for it! Meet Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian street artist, now residing in Malaysia. His light hearted murals are not only inventive, but also interactive.
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