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Jonathan Latiano (13 pics)

“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.”

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Jonathan Latiano (13 pics)

Rebecca Szeto (12 pics)

“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

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Rebecca Szeto (12 pics)

Claire Harvey (12 pics)

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

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Claire Harvey (12 pics)

Martha Persson (10 pics)

“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

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Martha Persson (10 pics)

Zak Smith // NSFW (9 pics)

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

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Zak Smith // NSFW (9 pics)

Jose Mertz (13 pics)

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

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Jose Mertz (13 pics)

Justin Hopkins (7 pics)

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./

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Justin Hopkins (7 pics)

John Grade (13 pics)

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

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John Grade (13 pics)

Lauren Brevner (9 pics)

Lauren Brevner ‘s interpretation of female portraiture are combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres.m

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Lauren Brevner (9 pics)

Hikari Shimoda Revisit (12 pics)

Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda ’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within. hikarishimoda.com Previous features emptykingdom.com/featured/hikari-shimoda-returns emptykingdom.com/featured/hikari-shimoda

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Hikari Shimoda Revisit (12 pics)

Nao Ikuma (8 pics)

Nao Ikuma is a Japanese artist who engraves beautifully dark toned etchings by combining humans with nature in otherworldly ways.m

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Nao Ikuma (8 pics)

Daniel Aristizabal (14 pics)

Daniel Aristizabal is a digital artist & graphic designer based out of Medellin, Colombia. Many of his surreal 3D renditions are illustrated for fashion companies & magazines that’s amusing, mouth-watering, and intensely colorful. https://www.behance.net/danielaristizabal

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Daniel Aristizabal (14 pics)

Dromsjel (14 pics)

Berlin based artist Pierre Schmidt aka Dromsjel ’s mind or better yet, face altering work is almost like walking through a garden in the 1960s but instead you are the garden possibly going through a little psychedelic experience.e

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Dromsjel (14 pics)