"The Glass Piñata" at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

My painting, "The Glass Piñata" which measures 5 x 3 feet is currently on display at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

"The Glass Piñata" is the result of a couple different story elements coming together into one overall composition. I had been pondering the blissful ignorance of youth, which at times left us vulnerable to the elements and possible dangers that could be veiled as something sweet and desirable. In the background, we see three of our heroic "Scared Scouts" as they have just stumbled upon a piñata hanging from a tree, just over the wall from our world and in "The Outside". Without any concern for their safety, they seek to unleash the treasure from this Piñata made of glass which will inevitably cut their bare feet and hands upon their success. A girl sits on the wall dividing the worlds, wearing a fake smile, the graffiti on the wall beneath her reads "I told you so!".  Perhaps she told them of the dangers of trying to get those toffees and properly put some boots on as an example of the right thing to do, but as boys so often do, they shrugged off her warning to be the first ones to the tree. Take a look at the painting "Shoot The Moon" to see what happens to one of these Scouts.    - Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

The Glass Piñata  Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel 60” x 36” Greg "CRAOLA' Simkins, 2016

The Glass Piñata

Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel
60” x 36”
Greg "CRAOLA' Simkins, 2016

ALTREALITIES: The Fantastical Worlds & Creatures of Contemporary Artists 

SEPT. 8 - NOV. 26, 2017

A popular theme with artists today is the exploration of alternate universes outside our perception of reality. Like Alice’s journey to Wonderland, these surreal landscapes and the creatures that inhabit them serve as windows into realms that feel familiar but are twisted to reveal new perspectives. AltRealities brings together artists whose work alludes to the possibility of other worlds that exist beyond our own, even if they are only imaginary.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
One East Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201

HOURS:
M-F: 10A-7P
SAT: 10A-5P
SUN: 12P-4P

FINAL WEEK to view the Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Exhibit

THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK to view the Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Group Art Exhibition at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The exhibition will be on view until Saturday, August 19th.  My painting, "Back Outside" is a snapshot from my ongoing series of works from "The Outside" and pictures our hero, Ralf/The White Knight upon re-entering the world which took his friend, Jacob some time ago. He has made a couple new friends this time to help him on his journey. A bluejay named Breeze, a mischievous rabbit named Bags (who always wears a bag over his head), and a Tiger-like creature named Doc. Together, they look into the book which brought Ralf back to "The Outside". Who is the ominous creature with glowing eyes looking on in the background? Why is he back?

BACK OUTSIDE
24" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel, Framed
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017
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HEAVY METAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Group Exhibition


On display until Saturday, August 19th
at
Copro Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5,
Santa Monica , CA 90404

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday: 1-6pm
(or by appointment)


Contact:
Gary Pressman, Gallery Director
copronason@msn.com or call 310-829-2156
 

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SPECIAL SDCC RELEASE & SIGNING

I'm excited to announce my collaboration with the amazing Gentle Giant Studios and KP Projects. My character, "Lampwick" is being produced as mini bust statue and giclee print set! Why "Lampwick"? I wanted to continue the question asked in my recent No Strings exhibit, which tapped into the loss of ones' conscience and how all bad boys turn to donkeys! "Lampwick" is the perfect foil and exhibits much of the same character quirks as his pal Pinocchio from the original story. I've always been fascinated with this chap and wonder what he went on to do while Pinocchio was off saving Gepetto from Monstro?

Mini Bust Statue:   5.8” H x 2.5” W x 3” D

LAMPWICK
Limited Edition Giclee Print + Mini Bust Statue Set


Print: 14" x 11" / Mini Bust Statue: 5.8” H x 2.5” W x 3” D
Limited Edition of 50
Hand Signed & Numbered by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins
$150 for the set

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Simkins will be at the Gentle Giant Studios booth# 3513 at the San Diego Comic Con (tickets required) for the special release and signing of the Lampwick limited edition print and mini bust statue sets on the following days:

Friday, July 21st from 3:30-4:30pm
Saturday, July 22nd from 12:30-1:30pm

FOR OUT OF STATE OR PRE-ORDERS, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@KPPROJECTS.NET

"No Strings" & "Try to Fit In" Giclees on Paper & Canvas - Limited Edition

N O  S T R I N G S

Canvas Editions, 27" x 40", Limited Edition of 5, unframed: $1125

Paper Editions, 20" x 30" image size, 25" x 35" paper size (2.5 inch border), Limited Edition of 50, unframed: $180

:: All Editions are Hand Signed and Numbered by the Artist
:: Framing additional - 
contact KP Projects Gallery for more info


T R Y  T O  F I T  I N

Canvas Editions, 30" x 30", unframed, Limited Edition of 5: $925

Paper Editions, 24" x 24" image size, 29" x 29" paper size (2.5 inch border), Limited Edition of 50, unframed: $180

:: All Editions are Hand Signed and Numbered by the Artist
:: Framing additional - contact KP Projects Gallery for more info

NEW! "ALWAIS Watching" Dress & Duster

With Valentine's Day only 4 days away, this is a perfect gift for the ladies! Featuring "ALWAIS Watching" by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, these dresses and dusters are shipped in a black linen presentation box with a sequentially numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each an edition of 88.  Visit This is a Limited Edition for more info.

TURN THE PAGE: THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF HI-FRUCTOSE EXHIBITION

The next stop for the Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose traveling exhibition is the Akron Art Museum. Simkins' painting, "Killing Time" (shown left) will be on exhibit there from February 11 - May 7, 2017.

Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308

 

 

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. Despite differing levels of recognition, all the artists have a distinctive voice and vision. They come from around the world with different perspectives and approaches to art-making. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view their original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen.

These diverse artists each demonstrate mastery of their chosen media—their work is characterized by vividly colored imagery that is graphically and carefully rendered with high attention to detail. From oil paintings and drawings, to porcelain and bronze sculptures, to video and mixed media artworks, both new and traditional artistic processes are represented. The subjects, images and ideas expressed in these artworks, however, are decidedly contemporary, responding to the world as we see it today. Though the artworks in Turn the Page are often informed by art history, they are also equally influenced by popular culture, current politics and globalization.

Artists Represented: Jennybird AlcantaraBarnaby BarfordChris BerensTim BiskupTiffany BozicRay CaesarVictor CastilloBeth CavenerKevin CyrWim DelvoyeGehard DemetzBrian DettmerFulvio Di PiazzaRon EnglishShepard FaireyAJ FosikCamille Rose GarciaJeremy GeddesSam GibbonsFemke HiemstraScott HoveJames JeanAudrey KawasakiJosh KeyesKris KuksiTravis LouieKate MacDowellMARS-1Marco MazzoniBrian McCartyTara McPhersonScott MusgroveYoshitomo NaraLisa NilssonOlekParraMarion PeckJean-Pierre RoyMark RydenTodd SchorrGreg “Craola” SimkinsTracey SnellingJeff SotoKazuki TakamatsuGary TaxaliMark Dean VecaNicola VerlatoWayne WhiteKehinde WileyMartin Wittfooth and Erwin Wurm

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New paintings for "All That Glitters" Holiday Exhibition & Party

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd, 6-10 PM
KP PROJECTS IN CHINATOWN

"ALL THAT GLITTERS"  

Holiday Exhibition & Party

JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAYS !!

GROUP EXHIBITION
WITH LIGHT INSTALLTIONS + SPECIAL GUEST DJ FROM DUBLAB

936 MEI LING WAY, CHINATOWN PLAZA
Los Angeles, CA 90012  - (Behind Hop Louie Restaurant)

RSVP TO RSVP@KPPROJECTS.NET

MORE DETAILS SOON !!

The Island King 5” x 10”  Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Pane Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2016

The Island King
5” x 10” 
Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Pane
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2016

Gift Certificates now available on IMSCARED.COM!

We now have gift certificates available! This is a perfect gift for any Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins collector and fan. Choose from gift certificate amounts from $25 - $100. Your gift certificate will be emailed (or mailed if you prefer) with a unique code redeemable at checkout for prints, merchandise, books & original artwork at IMSCARED.COM.

"Beyond the Sea" Limited Edition Giclée

Along with the release of Beyond the Sea as a fine art sculpture comes the launch of  limIted edition giclée prints of the original painting! I am honored to have been able to do this collaboration with Silent Stage and love the pairing of these pieces.

Beyond the Sea

Giclée on 320gsm Museum Cotton Smooth Rag Paper
27 x 15 in. image size / 29 x 17 in. paper size
Signed & Numbered, Ed. of 100

$149.99

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"YELLOW" REMARQUE RELEASE + "BEYOND SHADOWS" CLOSING RECEPTION, SAT. JUNE 18th, 2-4 pm

"YELLOW", 25 x 20" IMAGE, 27.5 x 22.5" PAPER, REMARQUE GICLEE EDITION OF 50

PLEASE JOIN US FOR 

G R E G  'C R A O L A'  S I M K I N S 

CLOSING RECEPTION + SPECIAL REMARQUE PRINT RELEASE 

"Y E L L O W" 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18th, 2 - 4 pm  

FREE TO THE PUBLIC // ALL AGES // NO RSVP NECESSARY

** SIMKINS WILL BE AT THE GALLERY FROM 2-4 PM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18th HAND DRAWING A 'REMARQUE' SKETCH ON EACH GICLEE PURCHASED  

>> Simkins will only be signing the "YELLOW" giclee at this event << 

FOR OUT OF STATE OR PRE-ORDERS, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@KPPROJECTS.NET 

TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ON ORIGINAL ARTWORK & OTHER NEW GICLEE RELEASES CONTACT PREVIEW@KPPROJECTS.NET

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Now available: "Passing Notes" Limited Edition Scarf

A perfect gift for Valentine's Day - beautiful to wear and incredibly soft scarf with "Passing Notes" artwork by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins.

This limited edition scarf is made in England, using a fabric that is knitted especially for us. They are a giant 140cm x 140cm that can be worn in a number of ways.

Each scarf is sequentially numbered, each design is a very small edition size of just 66. Available at This Is A Limited Edition.

LIMITED EDITION DENIK X CRAOLA SKETCHBOOKS

Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins has collaborated with Denik and Juxtapoz Magazine to create two limited edition notebooks featuring his artwork titled "Finding Home".  Pick up a 5x8 notebook to doodle or write your random, witty thoughts in. Or snatch one of these gorgeous 8x10 spiral sketchbooks to create masterpieces on the inside as great as the one on the cover.  

Help these journals find a home and purchase one for yourself and everyone you know while supplies last! Once these babies are gone, they are gone for good! 

Juxtapoz x Craola Notebook

$11.95
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Juxtapoz x Craola Sketchbook

$14.95
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