Raw is one word that perfectly describes Russell Murphy (@crashfloor). A born and bred New Yorker, Russell gives us his views on how an artist evolves.
"Toulouse-Lautrec was maybe the first painter I was into, but then, obviously I was into skateboards so I got right into graffiti right after that. I've been writing graffiti since I was 16, really. I had vandalized all my schools for years before that, teaching other kids how to write. Catholic school sucked. Punk rock, skateboarding, and graffiti. That's the evolution right there. For all these fuckers. Or it's like you know, replace one with something else. Hip Hop, drugs, graffiti. Whatever the path is. I went to school for architecture so it was another reason to paint, I guess. Same category of principles."