EK Interview: Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee

Timothy Hyun-Soo Lee‘s work is honest, revealing, and raw, and his interview is nothing less. His willingness to admit to having an anxiety disorder deserves merit alone, but the method through which he explores and discusses every spectrum of his mind, whether dark or light, is art that makes one pause and think. Check it…

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EK Interview: Edie Nadelhaft

Edie Nadelhaft‘s work may show the surface of things, but her content goes far deeper. Painting from a place that encapsulates the entire spectrum of emotion, Edie’s work depicts how finite humans are, and how infinite the sea, a force beyond our control and lacking regard to our feelings, is.

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EK Interview: UNA Studios

Andrew Archer and Kelly Thompson are the creative minds behind UNA Studios. Their work is dripping with triptastic, eye popping color and just makes you want to pop a handful of whatever is closest to see the world through their eyes. Check out their interview:

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EK Interview: Drew Young

Drew Young has been grinding out dark, dramatic, enticing art for a while. His newest series is no different, stuffed with substance, for anyone willing to take the trip with, Drew’s work forces one to pause and take a few steps down the rabbit hole. He offers guidance on where the path might go, check…

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EK Interview: Nigel Van Wieck

Nigel Van Wieck is a painter whose portrayals of America feel as though they’re from another time, even if the content is modern. From an era of romanticism and dreaminess, almost free of time if not for the trappings of culture that carry specific definition. His interview is refreshingly self-aware and his discussion of what…

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EK Interview: Tom Gallant

Tom Gallant is well versed in pushing the limit. His previous discussions of sexuality and human form are deep, meaningful, and challenging. His newest series is no exception, addressing cultural mores and how they are passed down through time. Check out his thoughts:

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EK Interview: Hannah Yata

The work of Hannah Yata is a psychedelic statement of purpose for any willing to take the time and trip with her. Through her work she discusses the female identity, refusing to be confined by socialized prescriptions of vanity and over-sexualized tokenization, as well as the connection that humanity once had to the earth which…

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EK Podcast #1: Brett Amory

Surprise! EK has a motherf*cking podcast! Yes that’s right we are going to be doing in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest artists! First up: Brett Amory, an old friend of Empty Kingdom. We talk about the evolution of his career, his process, and the meaning behind his work. He currently has a solo show up…

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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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EK Interview: Caleb Brown

Two of the insane and gorgeous paintings of Caleb Brown are currently hanging at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His work draws on real world crises and issues, both international and global, and the subsequent fallout.  Taking very real situations and issues and framing them through hyperrealism and photorealistic painting Caleb challenges what the viewer assumes and…

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