Greg Simkins Solo Exhibition: "The Pearl Thief"
Exhibition runs from November 3rd to November 25th, 2009
Gallery 1988: Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
After years of chasing the monsters under his bed, Greg “Craola” Simkins has reemerged into the everyday world to create images of what he saw in those forgotten lands. Simkins didn’t always use a paintbrush to display this mob of characters, but spent many of his early years filling sketchbooks with images that were later spray-painted on walls, and finally found their way onto canvases. It is his careful weaving of pop culture, the old masters, nature, carnival kitsch, and (most importantly) his warped imagination, that makes Greg Simkins a sought-after surrealist painter today.
Mary Becoming Annette
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The Lost Thought
For more of his incredible work visit his website here.