Last weekend, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) opened his latest solo with KP Projects in West Hollywood entitled The Escape Artist. This was also the name of the large showstopper, the locally-based artist’s painting that took center stage while exploring the above and below water creatures of his world. Seen in this new body of work, which is kind of a prequel to some of his shows in the past, are some unusual eggs, the precursors to some of the fantastical bird seen in his imagery. Also making an appearance were […]
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On May 19th, KP Projects in Los Angeles will be hosting their annual solo show with Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured), his seventh with the gallery. Entitled The Escape Artist, the new body of work references the locally-based artist’s immersion into the surreal world he has created with his paintbrush, a way to get away to a place where anything is possible. He further explains – “I have been taking refuge in my memories lately. Memories of the first time I saw a whale in the wild, seeing a […]
Currently at KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) has a show on view through June 17th entitled No Strings. The new body of imaginative work features paintings (including the massive 6′ x 9′ piece seen above), drawings, as well as a few limited editions. Continuing to explore the rich world he has created, the locally-based artist was inspired by the story of Pinnochio and the idea of escaping reality which can be seen in the surreal imagery featuring his signature hybrid amalgamations as well as some more […]
Returning for a 6th solo show with KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be unveiling a new collection of surreal paintings on May 20th ([email protected]) featuring his fantastical creatures and characters. Entitled No Strings, the new body of work includes references to the story of Pinnochio as well as the idea of escaping reality. Simkins further states – “In painting this show, I found myself examining my own life and insecurities while looking at my role as a father and seeing my sons make […]
Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) recently announced the release of a sculpture from Silent Stage entitled Beyond The Sea. The limited edition (run of 25) resin sculpt from the Los Angeles-based artist is based on one of his surreal paintings (see below) and measures 21″H x 19″D x 13″W. For those interested in the $2499.99 price point, you can add this to your collection by heading over here. Check the video below for a more detailed look… Discuss Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
This Thursday, the first of September, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the newest iteration of the Suggestivism exhibitions curated by Nathan Spoor. Like previous editions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), a impressive roster of artists has been put together for this group show. Participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jenn Simkins, Jeremy Nichols, Jet […]
Last month, KP Projects // MKG in West Hollywood hosted the opening for the latest solo from Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured). Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new pieces continue the locally-based artist’s surreal explorations of hybrid creatures rendered in a vivid palette. Also included were a some paintings from his series featuring his Stab E. Mack switchblade characters. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
Leading up to his show opening tomorrow night at KP Projects // MKG, we had a chance to take a peek at Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) prepping for the show in his studio. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new solo will include detailed works focused on his surreal characters, some “drip script” pieces, and some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. The exhibition will take over the entire West Hollywood Gallery as well as upstairs area where Launch LA is located. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
Continuing his long term collaboration with KP Projects // MKG, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening his latest exhibition at the West Hollywood gallery on May 21st. The upstairs area where Launch LA is located will also share the solo show and have the Los Angeles-based artist’s works on display. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new body will include surreal paintings (like the one seen above) as well as his letter based “drip script” pieces along with some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. Discuss Greg […]
On February 20th, beinArt founder Jon Beinart will be curating his fifth group show at Copro Gallery. Over fifty artists have been chosen this year, each one selected for their love for surreal and imaginative themes. The roster includes Greg “Craola” Simkins, Martin Wittfooth, Travis Louie, David Stoupakis, Josh Keyes, Esao Andrews, Jana Brike, Casey Weldon, Chris Mars, Chet Zar, Redd Walitzki, Dan May, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Marco Mazzoni, Hannah Faith Yata, F. Scott Hess, Matt Dangler, John Brosio, Naoto Hattori, Brian Viveros, Scott Scheidly, Peter Gric, […]