Monday, November 9, 2009

Artist- Greg "Craola" Simkins

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
www.gallery1988.com


ARTIST STATEMENT:

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

(click on images to enlarge for detail)
The Lost Thought

Winter Glass

Seasons Change

Mrs Array

Gretel

Damsel

For more of his incredible work visit his website here.

8 comments:

Lucinda said...

Hubby knows Greg. Six degrees I tell ya!

The Townhouselady said...

Why does that not surprise me! Wish I was there and could see the show. I've been oogling at his work for a while now.

Speaking of, when you know when you're going to be around here let me know and we'll see if we can figure something out.

The Countess of Nassau County said...

Wow Precious Moments on acid!!

The Townhouselady said...

LOL- What an appropriate description!

Tamstyles said...

oh my...

Bathory House said...

For the nursery, no doubt.

Leigh said...

These are unbelievable!! WOW stunning detail..

Belle de Ville said...

These pictures just creep me out.