Juxtapoz Presents: Greg "Craola Simkins" - Good Knight

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
“Good Knight” is the latest series from Craola, revisting the fears and curiosities of childhood, dragging them from dreamland into reality. Video, photos and more after the jump..

Greg 'Craola" Simkins "Good Knight" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
MKG is proud to present Good Knight, a solo exhibition by former Juxtapoz cover artist (and participating artist in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 years of Juxtapoz Magazine" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery starting May 15) Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins. In this latest series of paintings Simkins revisits the fears and curiosities of childhood, dragging them from dreamland into reality. 

"I'm Scared" A Stop-Motion Film from Greg "Craola" Simkins on Kickstarter

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We just got a message from our good friend Greg 'Craola' Simkins, a past cover artist with the magazine, about a new Kickstarter project he just opened up (and its kicking ass by the way). The project is to help raise funds for Craola's first stop motion animated short film, "I'm Scared." 

What's The Time?: Craola on the Beastie Boys

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
All month, we have been asking artists what their favorite Beastie Boys' memories are in conjunction with our June 2013 Beastie Boy issue. Today, we ask former cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins.  "When I was a young kid, I had to hide my Licensed to Ill cassette and me and my buddies would listen to turned down to a whisper. Flash forward years later and a vinyl version of 'Same Old Bullshit' fell in my hands and 'Egg Raid on Mojo' screamed into my already Descendents/ FYP/Jawbreaker obsessed mind and I couldn't believe it was the same band..."

In L.A.: Greg 'Craola' Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for the opening of Greg ‘Craola’ Sminkins latest exhibition, “Stop Haunting Me, 20 Years.” As the gallery notes, "In this latest exhibition, Simkins’ dream creations have awoken, fully conscious and yet confined to two-dimensional canvas and paper surfaces. The bulk of their animal shapes are closely entwined in phantasmagorical scenes laced with rich narrative and haunting personification." Photos and more after the jump…

Preview: Greg "Craola" Simkins "Stop Haunting Me" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
We just got a message from our good friend, and former cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins about his new show, Stop Haunting Me, that opens this Saturday, April 6 at Merry Karnowsky in LA. The show will feature a series of new paintings and never-before-seen prints. As Craola told us, " As I painted my pieces for this exhibit, two themes kept reoccurring to me. My twentieth year anniversary of writing graffiti under the name 'Craola"', which I began in 1993, was approaching. It is unbelievable that it is 2013 already. I blinked and 20 years flew by."

New Greg "Craola" Simkins x Trekell Brush Set

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Greg "Craola" Simkins has released his 3rd custom brush set through Trekell & Co, Inc. This new set includes a dagger brush which is essential for all of your lettering needs. All 9 brushes in this set are made from golden taklon and have been designed by the artist himself. Each set includes an insert explaining what Greg uses each brush for. Available for purchase through Trekell.com. Watch the video after the jump . . .

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Ransom & Mitchell

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
Inquiring about just HOW sculptor/production designer Stacey Ransom and portrait photographer Jason Mitchell create the imaginative "surreality" that they do is like asking David Blaine how he pulls autographed money out of his belly button. There's no answer or method that could satisfy the question.

Preview: Craola by Ransom & Mitchell for Smoke & Mirrors @ Varnish, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Stacey Ransom & Jason Mitchell’s highly anticipated debut solo show of photo illustration tableaus and portraiture opens at at Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 8th. Mitchell, a director-photographer, and Ransom, a set designer and photo-illustrator, create highly-detailed and visually-lush photo illustrations. The duo, who shot Robert Bowen's portrait in our August 2012 issue, sent us an exclusive portrait preview of their work with Greg "Craola" Simkins.

Juxtapoz Presents: Greg "Craola" Simkins @ South Bay Customs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Former Juxtapoz cover arist, Greg "Craola" Simkins and his friend Werk snuck out of their respective studio/office's last weekend to hook up a wall at South Coast Customs. Greg's friend Kingston recorded and edited, check it out here.
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