Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New interview by Empty Lighthouse

If there's one thing we hate at Empty Lighthouse, it's the term 'low-brow'. Not only does it sharply divide art, but it excludes a vast array of talented artists. Luckily, many artists break that divide, and one that truly shatters the moniker is Greg Simkins.
Simkins began with graffiti when he was 18, and used the name 'Craola'. His street works were detailed, clean, and bordered on museum quality surrealism. Luckily for the world, he quickly took what he learned on the street and applied his work to canvas, expanding his range and developing beautiful style characteristics. He later went on to get his art degree and work for Activision on video games like Tony Hawk 2X and Spiderman 2. So why would anyone leave a career at Activision to take a shot at being a full-time artist? Well, that is exactly what we ask him in our interview...

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