About the artist
Words from jimiyo: We have a special treat today! Make sure to grab a JohnnyCrap shirt while you can. He's got a gallery show at the popular Gallery 1988 in LA opening April 27th at 7-11. Oh wait, RIGHT NOW! He's a interesting fellow, you can follow his massively productive works through his Twitter. He seems to have a new painting in the works every week! With productivity and passion like that, he'll soon be a common name in the pop surrealism art movement.
Tell us about this design: Death, as a common worker, reviewing yesterday's work done.
Where are you located? Montreal, Qc, Canada
Tell us about yourself: I'm a 37 year old painter and shirt designer with a wife, a son, a cat and a Boston Terrier.
What's a day in the life of JohnnyCrap like? I get up real early because our son never sleep past 7, drink coffee while catching up on news, get the kid to daycare and come back home to paint or design MMA or band shirts. Food intake at noon and 6p.m, drinks and more work at night. Some more t.v watching involved at the same time.
What inspires you? Various things. Artists, designers, posters, street culture...
How did you get your start in art? I've always been drawing, picked up my mother's oil paint kit around 17 around the same time that I started doing graffiti. All that mixed with skateboard art and punk album covers.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years with your art career or other? Doing pretty much the same thing but mostly painting.
What advice would you offer to aspiring artists? Though one...I would say that if you are looking at instant success try something else. It's not always easy but if you keep at it it can be very rewarding. Nothing like working for yourself, doing what you love.
What would the you of now, tell the you of 10 years ago? Well, huh, it's not about procrastination and partying. Get to work...
Do you have any interesting hobbies or tales of intrigue? I actually like going to the gym for the first time ever even though I don't look like it's the case.
Any shout outs? My wife and Kid, they are the best ever. Gallery 1988 in L.A for hooking me up with a solo show and Galerie Yves Laroche in Montreal for doing a great job at representing me.