KEVIN TAYLOR
Interview with the US artist

Kevin Taylor gave me an exclusive interview where he talks about his inspirations and working process.

Kevin Taylor is a great oil painter from the USA.
Among other things, he explores time based art forms such as sound and video. He lives in San Francisco, and occasionally have ideas coming to him “rather vividly in dreams”. Kevin is currently preparing 2 shows:
Deviant Instinct – Opening September 6th 2011 at Circle Culture in Berlin, Germany.
Primal Union – Opening October 13th at Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston, SC.
More about the US painter Kevin Taylor.

Surrealist artwork with animals by Kevin Taylor

Surrealist artwork with animals by Kevin Taylor

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Hello, my name is Kevin. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, I now live in San Francisco, California. In the small portion of time that I’m not making things into other things, I like to hang out, drink some beers with my friends and go on adventures.

US painter Kevin Taylor describes his artwork as somewhere "between human and nature"

US painter Kevin Taylor describes his artwork as somewhere “between human and nature”

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
My work explores the relationship and synthesized division between humans and nature.

Kevin Taylor love to paint scenes with animals fights

Kevin Taylor love to paint scenes with animals fights

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
I mostly paint with oil paint on wood panel. I start off with a bit of an idea, which occasionally come to me rather vividly in dreams, but mostly pop into my head when I’m in the middle of buying a sandwich, having a conversation, or just staring at the wall. Next, I gather appropriate reference materials and then refine the composition in a sketchbook or directly on the panel. Once the basic drawing is penciled onto the panel, I coat the drawing with a varnish like substance that preserves the lines and creates a smooth, non-porous surface and cancels out any texture of the wood. I then begin painting, first with a very crude and raw approach using the darker tones. From here, it’s a process of mostly removing paint with rags, Gamsol and other materials which I’ve learned to utilize. After I finish the initial underpainting, I let it dry, and then go back in with glazes and details. Sometimes in this stage of the painting, I add or subtract elements to push it over the edge into an unplanned direction. Finally, I cut and stain moulding, then slap it onto the sides to act as a frame. It’s a technique that I’ve developed over the last 15 years and relies a lot on the properties of oil paint and the vast array of mediums available.

Medicinal, oil painting on canvas by Kevin Taylor

Medicinal, oil painting on canvas by Kevin Taylor

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
By generating the sparks in my head that grow into physical objects.

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
My friends- I am lucky to be surrounded by an amazing bunch of artists, bookworms and party animals.

Oil painting by the US painter Kevin Taylor

Oil painting by the US painter Kevin Taylor

ANY LAST WORD?
Skate tough or go home!

Cotton Candy Machine
JEREMYVILLE and BUFF MONSTER

Cotton Candy Machine exhibition presents new artworks by Jeremyville and Buff Mosnter.

Tonight Friday August 5th 2011 Jeremyville and Buff Monster join forces for an exhibition at Tara McPherson new space The Cotton Candy Machine.
Silk screened prints, toys, and more surprises should make this Brooklyn show a nice event.
As they say, This event is sure to tickle you pink!

Jeremyville and Buffmonster exhibition show Cotton Candy Machine

Jeremyville and Buffmonster exhibition show at Cotton Candy Machine

Buffmonster sculpture

Buffmonster sculpture

Buffmonster drawing

Buffmonster drawing

Jeremyville artworks

Jeremyville artworks

Buffmonster vinyl toy

Buffmonster vinyl toy

Buffmonster print

Buffmonster print

GRIME
Vice Tattoo Age

Full video series about tattoo artist Grime by Vice Tattoo Age

Grime tattoo trailer of the video series brought to you by Vice.

I like free stuffs.
I like cool tattoo artists with a personal vision.
I don’t know much about moral values.
So when the Brooklyn headquarter of Vice magazine contacted me yesterday to tell me about their new video series involving tattoo and filth, I mean Grime, I knew I had to like it.
Check the official website of the tattoo studio managed by artist Grime.

grime hand tattoo

Slap people with style with a Grime hand tattoo

Grime is a great tattoo artist and he runs a tattoo studio called >Skull and Sword.
The guy used to work with tattoo legend Ed Hardy (such a shame that Christian Audigier turned the name and awesome artworks into an embarrassing T-shirt brand).
Grime now works with cool cats including Lango who I previously interviewed for Acclaim magazine in Australia a couple of years ago.
I did post the Lango interview here if you feel like you want to discover more inspiring tattoo artworks.

As for now you can enjoy the trailer of the Vice video as part of their Tattoo Age series that was released this morning.

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Grime tattoo is presented in a cool video brought to you by Vice.

First installment of Grime’s series
In this video series Vice let us know more or discover Grime tattoo style.
We meet Skull and Sword, the other tattooers at Grime’s shop.
We also learn how they strive to be constantly evolve and improve in their tattooing skills.
Vice started this series with a cool trailer last week.
Grime grew up in Grand Junction, which is a little town located in the USA.
As a teenager he was part of a small group of skaters and punk rockers.
The artist was a great skater before he caught the tattoo virus.
Before the internet era, his close friend and self-taught creative Chris Rupp showed him the basic skills of tattoo.
Influenced by people like Marcus Pacheco, Filip Leu, Ed Hardy, Aaron Cain or Timothy Hoyer, he enter the world of skin ink to become a start of the genre.
Discover more about Grime in this video presentation by Vice.

grime tattoo portrait

Portrait of the tattoo artist Grime

Second installment of the Grime video series by Vice

In this new video, Grime explains us a little more about his background.
He tells us how he used to be a young skateboarder in Grand Junction, Colorado.
At the time he was thinking that his future was in mathematics.
Learn how he bacame one of the most famous artist in the world of inking.
Vice series about theUS tattoo artist Grime continues.

Arm tattoo by the US artist Grime

Arm tattoo by the US artist Grime

Last installment of Grime’s series

This third installment of the video series brought to you by Vice shows you more about the US tattoo artist.
The tattooist tells us how he previously self-published two books based on his own art.
Grime also explain us his inner need to create all the time in order be satisfied.
More about this inspiring series by Vice

Chest tattoo by the US artist Grime

Chest tattoo by the US artist Grime