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Arte De Metallo

Art has always been about exploration and the pushing of boundaries. Sometimes, the medium itself has to change, breaking away from the traditional canvas and experimenting with new ideas. This can even mean resurrecting old ideas, such as sculpture, re-presented in a way that’s perfect for the home. Arte De Metallo pieces are part wall art, part metal sculpture. Each one is comprised of a complex framework of metal shapes with the framework itself comprising much of the image and contributing to the complexity of the piece. Metals lend themselves surprisingly well to artwork, as they can be shaped, moulded and bent in many ways, modelled as wire or as solid blocks, then painted or embellished. These works enjoy a special texture thanks to the way they are raised and extruded from the wall, adding an almost tactile layer to the enjoyment of observing them. The metallic nature of these items also allows for interesting visual qualities, such as shining surfaces


Fashionista by Jodi

Art and fashion are so closely intertwined, it can be hard to tell them apart, or even have one without the other. The Fashionista range by Jodi epitomises this connection, playing on the edgy, eccentric side of fashion that blends so well with unusual and bold artwork. Both dare the viewer somewhat, from the striking red shoes of Boss Lady to the defiant gesture of Love and Skulls. These artworks are passionate, trendy and direct, yet retain the depth and room for exploration seen in traditional art. Silver canvases, gold colours and chic watercolours are used to great effect, creating a contemporary but playful set of works. These items are as carefully curated as the wardrobes of the rich and famous, yet appearing casual and fun, ideal for a home or gallery space that’s young at heart. Anyone who enjoys a hot coffee on the way to work, a sparkling new set of shoes, the style of the latest perfume bottle or the challenging but rewarding crush of the metropolitan rat-race will love this tongue-in-cheek representation of that world.


Kinetic

What better name for art that shifts with movement? Kinetic energy is the force of motion, the driving energy that makes all things possible, that turns the stagnant into the active and shakes things up. In many ways, all art is kinetic, but this range epitomises the name by changing with the motion of the observer. These pieces utilize raised, perpendicular strips of artwork, each assembled by hand, that allows one image to portray several aspects. As the viewer moves from left to right, three distinct pictures can be seen from the framed art, allowing one space to display three complimentary artworks. Why have a single image of a tiger, when you can have three which represent different aspects of the creature? Kinetic is a range of art that creates talking points and actively prompts viewers to engage with it, moving and discovering. There is even a random, serendipitous kind of art to be found between the phases. The raised medium of pieces in the Kinetic range adds its own unusual texture to each image. Each piece is protected in the shadowbox treatment with protective glass.


Pets Rock ™

The Pop Culture World of Pets Rock™– Where Pets meet Celebrity. Award winning brand Pets Rock™is a striking play on our passion for pets and the cult of celebrity. The Pets Rock™phenomenon has spread from it’s London base to leading stores around the world, who’s customers are barking mad for our furry friends. Pets Rock™is taking its name literally as its unique humor and style is rocking it’s way around the globe. With more than 60 characters in the Pets Rock™world and many more waiting to be let off the leash you’re never far from one of our pop culture pets! “These are real pets, not real celebrities. The well-known individuals have not had any involvement in the creation of the images and they have not approved them, nor has their approval been sought for the publication of these images.”


Dimensional Art Collage

Alex Zeng has taken his love of art collage and with the help of skills honed at the prestigious Chinese Academy of Art has reinvented the category. Individually cut imagery from magazines and art books are shaped and layered to create a treasure hunt of details to the viewer’s eye. The longer you look the more you see. Is the eye of that puppy really a photograph of a camera lens that takes on a new focus? The closer you look on the surface the more you experience the details that tell the story. Framed in solid New Zealand pine and protected by a tempered glass lens each piece is hand signed by the artist.


Arte De Legno

The Arte de Legno line of high definition U.V. printed giclee on solid fir wood planks is our most recent example of the beautiful synergies between state of the art technology and nature's elements. We hand select solid fir and select the best representations of fir planks that exemplify all of the finest characteristics of this sustainable natural wood. Then they are printed on either versions of whitewashed or the natural unpainted fir. The EAD Artist Coop provides the varied imagery that we select for this specific medium of alternative wall art from fine photography to grunge. Your customers will scream for joy having found a most unusual and unique example of art designed specifically for eclectic home environments.


Vetro De Arte

Our new line of reverse printed tempered glass was inspired by the French technique of Verre Eglomise in which artist's literally painted the back of clear glass so that when viewed from the front brought the painting to life under the depth of the glass. Dimension and color enhancement are achieved by glass like no other medium and we are utilizing state of the art technology to translate this historical form of art so it is both affordable and fabulous when displayed frame-less with a simple hidden hanging system that floats the glass only on the wall. Gallery art and hyper realistic photography make this a must have medium for all.


Primo Mixed Media Sculpture

Artist Primo is proud to  present his three dimensional iron and wood mixed media wall sculpture collection. This new collection represents the culmination of Primo's dream to take his original artwork and make them available to all that love his concepts in a way that is affordable to all.   These individual unique originals are hand painted and signed works of art that are renown for Primo's  skills of manipulating iron into a textured work of art with extraordinary depth and skill. This industrial style of mixed media can also be presented outdoors as long as it is varnished every year, as it will take on a patina characteristic that is inherent in its presentation.


Fresco on Jute

For as long as man has been recording history, artistic developments have reflected the societies in which they occur. The history of fresco painting is closely bound, and a reflection of history of art in general. Fresco which literally means "fresh" in Italian is a form of painting directly applied to wet plaster. Using old world techniques and state of the art printing technology we have reinvented the art of fresco into a transitional medium. Wet plaster hand applied to natural jute on a solid wood frame is printed with a broad range of art styles from the Empire Art Direct Coop to make every edition a unique work of art.


Empire Art Mirrors

The Empire Art Direct collection of contemporary mirrors are designed with a modern panache that represents the true personification of current and future trends in the fashion of home furnishings. The world of contemporary design often relies on accented walls to tie in a complete and synergistic look.  Our designers pride themselves on utilizing very curious and alternative textures as well as clean lines that act to transform your environs with what always becomes an interesting conversation piece, while maintaining the simplicity that is contemporary style. Shagreen in metallic textures are emblematic of this stylistic presentation.



Motivate Today

Motivation and inspirational poster have been around for a long time. You have seen them. Putting greens telling you to “Stay The Course” , mountain climbers inspiring you to promote “Teamwork”. Fine. But do you really want these anywhere outside the office break room? Our new collection of motivational images combine emotion and alternative art methods into canvases that will enhance your workplace and your spirit. We at EAD have a different take from the ordinary as we utilize the same centuries old techniques and craftsmanship to hand assemble five inch squares of metal leaf to embellish our natural canvas and create a new category of alternative Motivational art. Marrying this classic medium with today's state of the art digital reproduction technology would make Leonardo take a second look as we garner the most exquisite results in the newest of our alternative mediums.


Patent Office

Virtually every product we use, from mundane to cutting edge, has taken a trip to the U.S. Patent Office. Thousands upon thousands of original product drawings, designs and specifications are enshrined in the halls of this great institution. Empire Art has arranged to interpret many of the most fun and unique patent drawings in our own special way. EAD’s Patent Office creations are presented in two separate mediums: Vetro de Arte, our tempered art glass process; and gallery wrapped giclees. Ranging from sports (baseball mitt, basketball goal, golf clubs) to famous kids toys (Slinky or Barbie anyone?) to big boy and girl toys (Motorcycle designed by Mr. Harley himself!) Our Patent Office collections makes for fun décor at a great value. Art for anywhere at home, office or hospitality.


CalceFerro Occasional

The same techniques that the ancient Romans used to build the Coliseum and aqueducts are apparent in our unique CalceFerro Collection. Calce (Cement) and Ferro (Iron) combine to create a modern take on classic materials that have lasted through the ages. A set of two Pedestals, Cocktail, Console and End Tables, 3-Shelf Etagere and an impressive 44” Wall Clock will create an unforgetable statement of design savvy and confidence.


Geode Collection

Some of the beautiful naturally occurring minerals in nature are showcased in cut and polished geodes. Geologists refer to geodes as their own “Tootsie Pops” – hard on the outside with a wonderful surprise in the middle. Geodes are a variable phenomenon, which means they may be created in various different ways. The term “Geode” is derived from the Greek word Geoides which means “earthlike”. A geode is a round rock, which contains a hollow cavity lined with crystals. Ours are interpretations of geodes that have been crosscut and polished. Beautifully framed in wood, the geodes are either mounted on shagreen or gilded iron crossbars.


Pets Rock Pillows ™

The Pop Culture World of Pets Rock™– Where Pets meet Celebrity. Faux silk pillows are now adorned with our award winning brand Pets Rock™which is a striking play on our passion for pets and the cult of celebrity. The Pets Rock™phenomenon has spread from it’s London base to leading stores around the world, who’s customers are barking mad for our furry friends. Pets Rock™is taking its name literally as its unique humor and style is rocking it’s way around the globe. With more than 60 characters in the Pets Rock™world and many more waiting to be let off the leash you’re never far from one of our pop culture pets! “These are real pets, not real celebrities. The well-known individuals have not had any involvement in the creation of the images and they have not approved them, nor has their approval been sought in the making of these images.


Gold and Silver Leafed Canvas

Made popular in the golden age of the Renaissance gilt frames and furniture adorned the finest estates and palazzos. We at EAD have a different take from the ordinary as we utilize the same centuries old techniques and craftsmanship to hand assemble five inch squares of metal leaf to embellish our natural canvas and create a new category of alternative art. Marrying this classic medium with today's state of the art digital reproduction technology would make Leonardo take a second look as we garner the most exquisite results in the newest of our alternative mediums. Enjoy the richness of this marriage as we explore the most traditional to the most contemporary of art. No two art canvases will be the same as our artisans create the most perfect of imperfections by adhering the paper thin leaf to the face and depth of these gallery wraps.


Pets Rock Gifts ™

We have chosen a select group of Pets Rock™ characters and created special gift collections of insanely cute tempered square glass coasters, adorable fridge magnets and clocks that make you smile whenever you check the time. The Pop Culture World of Pets Rock™– Where Pets meet Celebrity. Award winning brand Pets Rock™ is a striking play on our passion for pets and the cult of celebrity. The Pets Rock™ phenomenon has spread from it’s London base to leading stores around the world, who’s customers are barking mad for our furry friends. Pets Rock™ is taking its name literally as its unique humor and style is rocking it’s way around the globe. With more than 60 characters in the Pets Rock™ world and many more waiting to be let off the leash you’re never far from one of our pop culture pets! “These are real pets, not real celebrities. The well-known individuals have not had any involvement in the creation of the images and they have not approved them, nor has their approval been sought for the publication of these images.”


Bold Neutrals by Martin

Martin Edwards loves the texture and feel of paint and the sensuous beauty of color and tries to make the most of these two elements in his original works of art. There is an excitement about painting with such extreme texture. This style shouts movement and mood as it moves across the canvas and the color only serves to intensify the emotion displayed. This new series titled Bold Neutrals plays with subtle variations in technique and color combinations. Bold Neutrals is the epitome of this devotion to newness and synergy between heavily textured neutrals and metallic paints.



Exotic Leather Occasional

This eclectic collection of tables and pedestals are covered in on trend faux exotic animal skins including silver, gold and colors of shagreen (stingray skin), snakeskin and ostrich. Perfectly scaled accents are supremely useful and create surprising pockets of fashion in your room. Most are meticulously welded and ground making for smooth professional joinery. Metal surfaces are all solid stainless steel and polished to a lustrous sheen. Look at these gems and decide which ones you cannot live without.


Alex Zeng Collage

Alex Zeng has taken his love of art collage and with the help of skills honed at the prestigious Chinese Academy of Art has reinvented the category. Individually cut imagery from magazines and art books are shaped and layered to create a treasure hunt of details to the viewer’s eye. The longer you look the more you see. Is the eye of that puppy really a photograph of a camera lens that takes on a new focus? The closer you look on the surface the more you experience the details that tell the story. Framed in solid New Zealand pine and protected by a tempered glass lens each piece is hand signed by the artist.


Beveled Hand Painted w/ Epoxy

Pieces in the bevelled, hand painted range benefit from a slightly raised canvas. The bevelled edge extrudes the image from the wall, a 3D effect which retains a flat surface for the majority of the image, to keep the intentions of the original art intact. The effect is just enough to make the art literally stand out, while also catching the light in various ways, giving more depth to the image. These hand painted items deserve the extra attention, with a stunning display of talent and nuance. The hand painted artworks are then coated with a thick layer of epoxy to give the artwork a glasslike finish.


Beveled Canvas Giclee w/ Epoxy

Giclée inkjet printing is a very high-quality process, common in galleries around the world for providing a very detailed way to present artwork. Giclée preserves colours as well as details, allowing whatever piece is printed to shine to its full glory. To give these pieces a little more presence, the canvases have a bevelled outer edge. This raises the image slightly from the wall, in a subtle but distinct way, while keeping the majority of the image flat as intended. This method really helps items to catch the attention of viewers, while also providing a kind of natural framing from the way the light lands on each surface. The images are then coated with a thick layer of epoxy to give the artwork a glasslike finish.


Arte Dell Acero

Arte dell Acero is a new line of high definition U.V. printed imagery on magnificent genuine maple veneer. The maple is applied front and back to the highest quality furniture grade plywood available. This exotic and exclusive medium is our most recent example of the incredible synergies between state of the art technology and nature's created elements. Maple is one of the world's favorite and most expensive veneers and our artisans painstakingly hand select the finest examples of this sustainable natural wood. Then they are printed using the best UV wide format printers equipped with translucent inks. The EAD Artist Coop provides the varied imagery that we select for this specific medium of alternative wall art from fine photography to grunge to hand painted instant classics. Your customers will experience the ethereal delight having discovered a most unusual new art form. 


Funky, Fab and Chic

Our amazing new line of Funky, Fab & Chic are based on the original designs of British artist Kelly Stevens that are superimposed onto antiquarian book pages. These are digital reproductions of genuine pages from the 1800's and so they are steeped in history. Kelly is a lover of the absurd and whimsical which comes across in her unusual artworks. Kelly mainly focus on animals in her art as they take the human characteristics that she sees in them and exaggerates them. Sometimes its takes the direction of an amusing image, but other times she likes to give her animals an elegance, often inspired by the Regency and Victorian eras. Each piece of art is giclee printed on canvas and then beautifully framed ornate high gloss baroque frame available in black or white.


Hand Painted Metal Art

Lee Huart has created a style of mixed media that has set her apart from other artists. First she takes sheets of aluminum and grinds them by hand to create a surface that has dimension and details of distress. Then her varied designs are hand painted in heavily textured acrylics. After these works are painted they are then mounted onto a solid wood stretched canvas. When Lee is sure the quality is perfect the art is signed and then our proprietary Crystallus finish is poured over the painting to create a finish so high in gloss that it appears to be encased in a thick layer of glass tricking the eye with depth.