Always a fan of the arts, I, like all of the other starving artists out there, am just trying to cut out a place in this world. I devised the FEATURED ARTIST concept to diversify the scope of the website and give credit to up-and-coming graphic artists and photographers who work as tirelessly on their crafts as I do on mine. The homepage slider will feature their works and the FEATURED ARTIST page itself will contain their bios and contacts. Every two-to-three months, a new artist will be featured and interviewed as part of the series. To inquire about becoming a FEATURED ARTIST, see the CONTACT page.
Kyle started giving his surfboards paint jobs when he was around 13. Using spray paint and markers, he slowly began painting more boards for friends than his own. Collecting a wide range of colors and excess amounts of spray cans pilling up in his bedroom, he decided to explore other aspects of these materials.
Growing up on the outskirts of New York City, Kyle was given an ocean to explore by day and a city to wreak havoc on by night. Upon getting out of high school, he laced up his work boots and took to the big city with his father as a carpenter.
“I never enjoyed the rat race. Riding trains are fun and all, but what I enjoyed and what inspired me to step my game up was seeing all the amazing graffiti along trackside walls on my way home from the city each day. I only wish I wasn’t getting on a train before the sun came up so I could have view both sides of the tracks twice a day.”
Since deciding to pursue an education in art, graffiti has taken a backseat for Kyle; however, his techniques and tools are still very much in use.
Undergoing the spiritual transformation that Kyle believes is an awakening of the universal consciousness, he has focused his attention on things such as the beauty of simplistic geometric shapes, animals, and human anatomy.
Kyle currently attends The Art Institute’s bachelors program of Graphic Design in San Diego and is available for commissioned work.
For more of his work and to inquire about his pieces/services, visit his website www.creativesbykylehorrocks.com and/or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read Part I of my interview with Featured Artist Kyle Horrocks, click here.
To read Part II of my interview with Featured Artist Kyle Horrocks, click here.