HULA

Sean Yoro aka HULA is a New York based artist originally from Hawaii who travels the world creating paintings which capture the emotions and interactions between the figures and their environment. With each piece, Hula merges his backgrounds in both street and fine art.

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Jose Mertz

Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist based out of Miami, Fl. He focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations, science fiction, to eastern philosophies.

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Serge Gay Jr. Part II

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…

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Conor Harrington Part II

Conor Harrington is a street/graffiti/figurative/painter based out of Cork, Ireland. “A painter first and foremost. If you asked me that 10 years ago I would have said a graffiti writer but now as I get older I’m trying to shake off all those labels. It’s a strange position for a lot of us these days.…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[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…

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El Curiot

Currently based out of Mexico City, Mexico, Curiot creates paintings and murals that seems reminiscent of a peyote induced vision…or perhaps psilocybin mushrooms…maybe ayahuasca? Regardless, give me all three thrown into a blender, and sit me in front of El Curiot’s piece and I’ll see you in a week.

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Mark Fitz

Mark Fitz is an Irish artist and designer who is currently based out of Melbourne, Australia. Fitz’ work explores the relationship between “life and love and pop and shit.”

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Mark Jenkins Part Deux

Here at Empty Kingdom, we love nothing more than an artist with a sense of humour. Mark Jenkins, previously featured all the way back in December 2010, definitely has the comedic element in his work that we dig. See if you can spot his obscure street art next time you’re wondering arounda big city…

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David Mesguich

David Mesguich does just about everythang. Everythang?! Everythang. Graffiti, photography, sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings, video…you name it, Mesguich does it. Why? Because that’s how Mesguich rolls. Why am I talking to myself? Because I forgot to take my crazy-pills.

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TrustoCorp

Hijacking the public visual space is the name of the game for TrustoCorp, a New York-based artist or group of artists (of course their identities would be shrouded in mystery) who dedicates their energy to “highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire.” Now just as a heads up, I did…

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Max Zorn

Max Zorn is a street artist based in Amsterdam, who uses rolls of nondescript packing tape to create his sepia-toned portraits. He lends an unexpected delicacy to this blandness of material, rendered in lapping shades of gold.

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Philip Bosmans

Philip Bosmans is a graffiti artist/painter/illustrator currently based out of Belgium. Bosmans has a background in graphic design, but isn’t scared to run with the best of them to blow up a wall or two or three. Bosmans also produces acrylic paintings that we present today.

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[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…

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Shelley Miller

Shelley Miller takes graffiti to a whole new level, taking to the streets not with spray cans of paint but an arsenal of sugar icing. She creates large, decorative murals with an almost colonial, victorian air – literally sugar-coating the crumbling urban walls from Brazil to Montreal.

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