Lino Lago

Spanish artist Lino Lago‘s portraiture series entitled “Fake Abstract” reproduces classical renaissance paintings by finishing each piece with a block or a splatter of pleasure.

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Laura Makabresku Part IV

Polish photographer Laura Makabresku was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in 2011 and since than we’ve shared her dark and beautiful body of work numerous times. She was also one of Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 artist in 2012. The details and simplicity she captures within her stage flows so naturally setting a delicate and…

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Taj Tenfold

Taj Francis grew up and is a resident of the island of Jamaica, and has been doing art for as long as he can remember. He creates his vibrant portraits by pen & ink as well as brush & ink and spray paint. His artwork inspired by music and a passion for what he does…

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Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz’s dialectic between creation and destruction has been present since she started her cycle based on old masterpieces created between the Renaissance and the 19th century. She processes, i.e. destroys and recreates, familiar female portraits by depriving them of their obviousness and familiar order, and thus creates her own galleries of new images. Ewa…

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Luca Bortolato

Silent and mysterious, draped in an unapproachable silence and beauty, each of Luca Bortolato’s images seems to tell a story… A story that can’t be read accurately nor clearly defined.

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EK Interview: Mikael Aldo

In his photographs, Mikael Aldo harnesses the forces of nature to tell a compelling narrative. Whether discussing the destructive capability of man, or experimenting with perception his work is visually stunning, weaving a fantastic tale that the viewer wishes they could be a part of. Check out his interview:

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Henrietta Harris

New Zealand based artist Henrietta Harris‘ paintings often involve portraits with a departure into the surreal, with faces skillfully obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke. She primarily works with watercolor paint on paper.

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EK Interview: Shae Detar

Shae Detar‘s photography portrays the world she wishes to see. Borrowing from the surreality of nature, Shae paints photographs in brilliant pastels, making work that is visually stunning. Her models are predominantly naked, taking the photographs out of time, and giving them an other worldly sensation that, to quote Goldilocks, is just right. Check out…

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EK Sketchbook: Murat Germen

Murat Germen‘s experimental photography has portrayed a vision of cities that is novel and colorful. He’s been featured and interviewed and now he has offered us a vision into his work as it progresses, for his part in the Empty Kingdom Sketchbook series he shows us an inside look at his new series, Touch Forever.…

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EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

Evelyn Bencicova‘s photography is at once unnerving and beautiful in its symmetry, it makes a mockery of the human ability to over indulge cooperation. Her colors, whether brilliant red or quiet gray, pop out of the photograph, screaming into your eyes at the speed of light, but seemingly faster. My, oh my is her work…

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Kip Omolade

Kip Omolade is a painter based out of Harlem, New York who paints diovadiova chrome portraits. Initially he starts off by molding and casting each model’s face by reworking the cast plaster sculpture, producing a version in resin and adding a chrome layer. The final sculpture serves as a model for his hyper-realistic oil paintings.

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