Dabs and Myla Interview by Craola

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 13, 2009
“Over this last summer, I have had the pleasure to work alongside two of the nicest most hard working artists I have ever met,” writes Greg 'Craola' Simkins. “I met Dabs and Myla over a year ago through our friend Jason and hit it off right away. Their artwork is incredible and is a great fuse of their graffiti style and their classic training in the arts. Well, Dabs and Myla were kind enough to come by my studio and answer a few questions about art, life and vegemite, so here we go.”

New Oil Works from Tony Curanaj

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tony Curanaj (aka Sub FX, DF) is having a show in San Francisco, featuring his impeccable oil paintings. “Sub is one of the most recognizable graffiti artists ever, his characters and technique with a can have influenced many a writer, and beyond that he is also one of the most detailed still life painters ever,” touts good friend Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins.

Interview with Jesse Smith Part 1

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 07, 2009
Investigating the details of Jesse Smith’s paintings and large-scale tattoo projects is like reading a story. These pieces are more than just snapshots of moments in time – they offer fish-eyed glimpses into some twisted-ass tales.

Video Interview with Chet Zar

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 07, 2009
Chet Zar is one of the foremost artists in the Dark Arts sphere. Here, Chet gets deep in a long video interview where he discusses everything from his fine art, special effects work on films, the politics of art, and what he tries to say with his imagery.

Jeff Soto Interview on Walrus TV

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 20, 2009
Jeff Soto’s (Juxtapoz cover #99) intricate paintings are built of robotic figures and sprawling, organic landscapes. As a prominent member of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealism) art movement, the influence of graffiti, pop culture, and comics is quickly apparent. Watch the inspiring interview from The Run Up, available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV.

Back Talk with Travis Louie

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 11, 2009
Travis Louie is more than an artist. He is a storyteller. Beyond mere subjects, his paintings feature characters with a life, a history, and dreams for the future—all of which he has written out in bio-form to accompany them.

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda at Japanese American National Museum: Glorious Excess (Dies)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2009
Artist/Musician/Producer Mike Shinoda announces his upcoming solo exhibition Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Following his highly-successful 2008 show, Glorious Excess (Born), Shinoda returns to the Museum to unveil his latest collection of paintings and digital works.

Back Talk with Jeff Soto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 04, 2009
Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz cover #99) is one of our all time favorite artists. Not only is he a talented painter, but he is also a nice and really down to earth guy.   Soto has been busier than one of those furry mutant butterflies he paints, with a recent museum showing at Riverside Art Museum, a London solo show The Inland Empire on display now at Stolen Space, and (of course) a recent cover story with Juxtapoz for our April issue.   All this exposure left us hungry for more about Jeff. The real Jeff. Get to hear the man talk in our Back Talk feature with Jeff Soto.

"When Worlds Collide:" Chet & James Zar

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 13, 2009
Master of the macabre, Chet Zar, has a new and very unique show coming Saturday, may 16th, 2009 titled When Worlds Collide. Unique because, “it will feature new works by myself and my pops (James Zar),” Chet explains. “It should be a wild show since his visionary/fantasy works are pretty much the opposite of my gloom and doom stuff! Anyway, I am super excited about showing with my dad and the new pieces I am working on are definitely my strongest and most detailed paintings to date.” Looks like talent runs in the family. More info on When Worlds Collide at limageriegallery.com

Craola Interviewed by Jason Maloney

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2009
Artists hashing it out with one another always make for interesting listening. Hurley resident artist Jason Maloney (Juxtapoz #70) recently sat down with Greg 'Craola' Simkins (Juxtapoz #74) at his Torrance-based studio in Los Angeles for an in depth one on one interview. During the chat, you hear the two talk about painting, graffiti and the origins of his alter ego, Craola. Oh, and the two kids even complete a collaboration drawing together. Artists will be artists.


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