You know Brooklyn is full of art. You know it’s full of artists. You know there are dozens upon dozens of more or less formal gallery spaces throughout the borough—from Bay Ridge to Red Hook, Gowanus to Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights to Williamsburg, Greenpoint to Bushwick. You also know that there are annual open studio events and other sorts of regularly scheduled art programming. However, you might not know these five outstanding artists, whose creative roots in Brooklyn run deep. Know them, indeed, you should. Our Q&As with them will certainly grant you some insight into their artistic practices—and they might also teach you a thing or two about Brooklyn.