Nikita Kaun is a self taught artist based out of Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His body of work is beautifully terrifying while breathing color and life through grunge and gothic illustrations.
Andrea Wan is an illustrator born in Hong Kong, and based out of Berlin, Germany. She has a background in filmmaking and animation, which later led her to studying illustration in Denmark.
Matthew Stone is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of London who focuses on painting, sculpture, photography and performance. His latest series entitled ‘Healing With Wounds’ uses CGI techniques to combine the hand-painted abstract brushstrokes and staged photography.
Michal Lisowski is an illustrator based out of Warsaw, Poland who has worked for clients and musicians such as Blizzard, WSJ, Platige Image, and SBTRKT.
Andi Soto is a self-taught illustrator based out of Panama, who is inspired by human anatomy and emotions, combined with complex line arts and soft yet brutal botanical and zoology studies.
“Art in its most primal form is about language. The academic texts that inspire me conceptually explain and defend why and how the universe operates. My artwork though is not simply a one-to-one illustration of these studies; rather the crux of it lies within the greyer notions of the physical world around us and our ability to abstractly place ourselves within it.”
“These works are an homage to an often lost sensibility and quality, not simply the look, of Old Masters’ works. They (con)fuse realities between politics and consumerism, pointing to an endless loop of transformative regeneration and redemption. Paint and Brush are ripe for visual wordplay: Women’s work and their brush off from much of art history, whitewashing of culture, and bristling at patriarchy, bourgeois ideals and waste.” – Rebecca Szeto , San Francisco, CA rebeccaszeto.com
Claire Harvey is a British artist who paints intimate works on canvas and everyday materials such as post its, slides, acetates, and scotch tape. This is a selection from both ongoing series and completed works intended to give an over view rather than a complete catalogue. claireharvey.net
“I approach different gestures and tactile and haptic games. Through a merging of the banal and the forbidden I open up ways to see new perspectives on the depicted act and what is inherent to it. Simultaneously, my paintings are also a way of depicting a multilayered curiosity regarding the body and the flesh.m
Zak Smith is an artist based out of Brooklyn, NY and an Alumni of Cooper Union & Yale. He is best known for erotic portraits of female subjects which are characterized by intricate patterns and vivid coloration. Zak is also an adult film performer who is in a long-term relationship with Mandy Morbid.4
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. josemertz.com Previous feature emptykingdom.com/featured/jose-mertz
Justin Hopkins ‘s paintings are big and loud. There’s a lot going on in and behind them. Check out Justin’s interview to take a peek at what’s going on behind the oil./
Mark Khaisman is an artist based out of Philadelphia who creates portraits with translucent packing tape.m
John Grade is a large scale installation artist based out of Seattle, his work is made from natural materials with the intent that it will decompose and return to the earth. He discusses his link to nature, the fetishization of the naatural world and how his work addresses both. His work was previously featured in August of 2014 .e
“Human beings cannot live alone; thus they form groups and societies.r