Johnson Tsang

Johnson Tsang‘s current series ‘Open Mind’ will be showcasing at beinArt Gallery in Melbourne, Australia later this year. The Hong Kong based sculptor has been featured on Empty Kingdom many times within the past few years. Dates to the show will be provided soon.

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Kyu-In Shim

South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled ‘Huk Huk’ originally has two Korean meanings, ‘black’ and the ‘sound of crying’ and the two series below are labeled the…

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Bruno Walpoth: Oh So Woody

Hello boys and girls, it’s been AGES! I missed you all. I disappeared into a carrot cake. Meet Bruno Walpoth, a sculptor from Italy. The melancholy expressions of his figures fit nicely in their settings, but I personally would like to see him make a sculpture out of a giant carrot. And then I’d eat it. Yums.

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Aron Demetz

Aron Demetz‘ medium doesn’t rely on the shape of his sculptures, but rather the various stages in which the medium is treated and how each aspect of its creation and decomposition reflects on the figure itself. His sculptures of the human body range from raw almost unfinished wood carvings, to burnt remnants of what once was of his subject.

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Wen Fuliang

Holy crap Wen Fuliang, you sir, have super human ingenuity and adroitness! This Chinese artist and former wood carver has migrated his talents toward a unique medium for sculpting, eggshells. A craft that he has perfected over the span of ten years, using a rotary tool with a diamond tip to create his gnarly masterpieces. Sheer eggcellence!

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Myeongbeom Kim

Initially studying environmental sculpture at the University of Seoul, South Korea, Myeongbeom Kim made his way over to the states and obtained a masters in sculpture from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. I thought it was cool how his sculptures bring the surreal to life and am especially curious about the red liquid-dripping…

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Small Worlds

Frank Kunert is a photographer/sculptor/installation artist based out of Germany. His series “Photographs of Small Worlds” ingeniously, slyly, and subtly plays with our sense of perception, as well as with our expectations — taking both ad absurdum. Each detailed sets were built by hand, not photoshoped, spending months working with deco boards, plasticine, and paint.

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Jeff Koons // Fondation Beyeler

Foundation Beyeler is exhibiting Jeff Koons’ work with a dedicated retrospect based on the themes of ‘The New, Banality, and Celebration’. ‘The New’ is Koons’ earliest body of work, composed of readymade-like cleaning appliances. ‘Celebration’ is a series of high-gloss steel sculptures and large-format paintings in which Koons addresses childhood in a baroque developed extensively…

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Jason deCaires Taylor strikes again!

It’s no secret that we love Jason deCaires Taylor here at EK and not just cause of his sexy English accent. Taylor makes a comeback on our site after contacting us with his newest material, currently submersed 4m below sea surface in Cancun, Mexico. The work I mean, not the guy, though clearly he spends…

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Michael Kvium

There is something just terrific about the works of Danish artist Michael Kvium. He has an incredible knack of showing a somber sometimes grotesque or obscene, yet oddly humorous side of the human figure. Okay, maybe if you have really dark humor but still, brilliant work!

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Augusto Esquivel

Miami based sculptor Augusto Esquivel forms life out of buttons. You can also label him a God of Buttons. “I realize how insignificant and small a simple sewing button can be as it lays in my grandmother’s sewing box, but at the same time how unique and precious it can become as part of a…

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