1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece?
Turf One: It's a life-size painting of a Russian gypsy midget type character standing on a cabaret stage, holding a meat-cleaver. It's inspired by these classic full-body type portraits you can see in museums. The inspiration behind the vibe of this piece is kind of like Otto Dix meets Van Eyck meets Jeunet and Caro's Delicatessen meets the Russian mob. As for most of my paintings, there isn't really a rational theme or conceptual message behind the piece. I draw my inspiration from my subconscious rather than from an intellectual or rational place. The idea is that my work is, in its essence, pretty surreal, so I don't over-analyze it.