EK Summer Art Show 2014

And after the smoke clears…we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported…

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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph

We have featured and interviewed Amanda Elizabeth Joseph multiple times, and for good reason.  Her hyperreal figures are as honest as they caricatures and her interview responses are intelligent and well poignant.  We are honored to be bringing one of her pieces to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out the interview:

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EK Interview: Denis Peterson Part 2

Denis Peterson’s work is soulful and gorgeous.  He depicts the humanity and dignity inherent to the human experience.  We are honored to say that one of his amazing pieces will be coming to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show. After reading his interview I spent the afternoon in the park talking to two homeless gentlemen and…

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EK Interview: Michael Reedy

Michael Reedy will be bringing his psychedelic exploration of anatomy and geometry to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His art is at once expansive, exploring life, death and all experience in between, and finite, teasing at confidence and addressing body image.  Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Michael Ward

I love the modern day abandoned Americana mystique that Michael Ward’s work seems to be steeped in.  There’s a romance to it, the rich pastel colors seem to pop out and call to you to come visit these places that people walk but ignorant to the beauty Michael imbues them with.  We have the honor…

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EK Interview: Orlando Sanchez

Orlando Sanchez is yet another fantastic artist in the lineup for the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Hailing from Naples, FL but currently in Austin, TX, Orlando’s work is colorful and full of vitality.  He has immersed himself in the perception of the human being, both physically and emotionally, check out his art and his interview:

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EK Interview: Jonny Ruzzo

Jonny Ruzzo  is another fantastic artist who’s work will be making it’s way into the EK Summer Art Show.  His work is as vibrant and colorful as it is meaningful, through his art Jonny explores a great number of questions, regarding sexuality, gender differences, success, companionship and much more.  Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Alicia Martin Lopez

This summer we are proud to announce the first Empty Kingdom Art Show at 111 Minna.  Within the show will be a host of fantastic artists, one of whom is Alicia Martin Lopez.  Alicia works with both digital painting and oil, which she describes rather well.  Her work is mysterious and other worldly, she herself…

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Van Arno

Van Arno was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he attended a Christian Science school from kindergarten through high school. He was accepted at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles where he studied under Carol Caroompas and Lita Albquerque, supporting himself working late nights as a bouncer…

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Stephanie Henderson

Stephanie Henderson is a painter based out of Detroit, Michigan. The artist is influenced by Dylan Thomas’ poem “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” which refers to the Day of the Dead’s cycle of life and death.

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