"Ride the Wild"
Acrylic on Skateboard Deck
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2018
Hey! Why are you looking so sad and tired? Is it because you are lugging all those books and stuff around in your arms and hands? Well give your beautiful arms a break! Stabby's got you covered with this brand new cutting edge pack for your back so you can give your arms a break and your treasures a new home!
I'm Scared: The Movie! will be playing during the Lightbulb Moments animation exhibition at the Virginia, MOCA until Sunday, August 19th. Read more...
"In our society, everything moves forward with innovation: culture, communication, technology, and travel. But we cannot innovate without creativity and imagination. Making new connections and ideas moves us forward both in our communities and as a species. In the past few years, there have been growing concerns regarding the American Educational system and its ability to foster creativity in children."
Posted from Kidrobot's blog...
Tomorrow is the release of the Kidrobot x City Cryptid Dunny Art Mini Series. The series features 10 fabulous artists including Greg “Craola” Simkins, an artist we’ve kept an eye on for quite some time since the Kidrobot Dunny Series 3 with his “Ima Monsta”. We are thrilled he is now a part of such an imaginative series! Getting his start in the late 90’s Pop Surrealism and graffiti, we are amazed by all his pieces that manage to perfectly capture some of our wildest dreamscapes and apply them to today. Getting to know Greg a little better, we decided to ask him a few questions about himself and his pieces in the series..check out what he had to say!
Celebrating this series and these artists, we are having the Kidrobot x 3D Retro City Cryptid Dunny Mini Series RELEASE PARTY at 3D Retro where you will be able to chat up the artists and get some cool stuff.
Photo by Birdman.
NEW STABBY SHIRTS!
STABBY: SPACE TACO!
Now you all know that our good friend Stabby is the little switchblade with a heart of gold and the only thing he loves more than Mondays and Coffee is TACOS! Raised on the Golden Rule, his goal is to share sweet, delicious tacos with everyone in the universe. Let's wish Stabby safe travels as he explores space and introduces tacos to many an alien race!
STABBY: LOOKING SHARP
Always ahead of the curve, our good friend Stabby is ever ready to keep up his appearances! Luckily his friendly neighborhood barber, Mr. Combs is always right there on the spot to keep Stabby looking sharp!
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Beyond the Streets is extending their LA exhibition until Sunday, August 26th! Come see the evolution of Graffiti, Street Art and Beyond: Friday Saturday and Sunday, now through August! They’ll be holding special events every Thursday with @adidasskateboarding and @adidasoriginals- details coming soon #beyondthestreets . Over 50,000 visitors so far and growing! Don’t miss out on this amazing event! Visit beyondthestreets.com for more info.
I'm extremely honored to be part of this amazing show in Los Angeles which is on view until July 6th. BEYOND THE STREETS is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world’s most recognizable modern art movement has risen. BEYOND THE STREETS is a groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more throughout 40,000+ sq ft of industrial indoor and outdoor space. Visit beyondthestreets.com for more info.
I have been taking refuge in my memories lately. Memories of the first time I saw a whale in the wild, seeing a meteor shower, and of all the daydreams that kept my wandering mind entertained as a child. Memories like these have become part of my subconscious and reinvigorate me each time I sit down to sketch out an idea for a painting. These memories are a lifeline inviting me to climb down a portal into another world, where I get to escape daily by just picking up a brush. I truly do experience this escape each time I paint. It has become a therapy that reminds me that imaginations are real, and sharing my creativity visually is a healthy way of expressing that gift. I feel the most comfortable when I get lost in a piece, always leaving room for spontaneous ideas to pop into place as the story unfolds. I am "The Escape Artist" in this instance, and my new collection of works take you on a journey through the rabbit holes I venture down as I draw and paint. What better escape could there be, than to hop on the back of a bird and fly off into other worlds?
-Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins