Get your "Crimson" edition Stair Monsta signed this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 10th, Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins will be at KP Projects Gallery from 3-5pm for the special release of his Minstrel Remarque giclee print and signing as well as the exclusive release and signing of his "Crimson" edition Stair Monsta figure (from his stop motion short, I'm Scared: The Movie!) (see details below)!

STAIR MONSTA: CRIMSON EDITION
RELEASE & SIGNING

Limited edition of 100
Stands over 10 in. tall, vinyl, window box
$150

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th, 3 - 5 pm

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

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

Simkins will only be signing the Stair Monsta: Crimson edition & "MINSTREL" giclee at this event.

KP PROJECTS
170 S. LA BREA AVE
LOS ANGELES CA 90036 // 323.933.4408
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

This Saturday: "MINSTREL" REMARQUE RELEASE + SIGNING

PLEASE JOIN US FOR
G R E G  'C R A O L A'  S I M K I N S

SPECIAL REMARQUE PRINT RELEASE

"M I N S T R E L"

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th, 3 - 5 pm

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

** SIMKINS WILL BE AT THE GALLERY FROM 3-5 PM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10th HAND DRAWING A 'REMARQUE' SKETCH ON EACH GICLEE PURCHASED

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

Simkins will only be signing the "MINSTREL" giclee & Stair Monsta: Crimson edition at this event.

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

KP PROJECTS
170 S. LA BREA AVE
LOS ANGELES CA 90036 // 323.933.4408
KPPROJECTS.NET

SPECIAL RELEASE: "Crimson" Monsta & "No Strings" Solo Exhibition TOMORROW

I'm very excited about my new solo exhibit, NO STRINGS which opens this Saturday. It's been a long but fun process of creating this brand new body of work! Don't forget that if you would like to purchase a new print from this exhibition at pre-publication price, please do so ASAP as the special pricing is only offered through 10pm on opening night.

I'm also very excited to announce the exclusive release of my "Crimson" edition Stair Monsta figure (from my stop motion short, I'm Scared: The Movie!) at the opening (see details below)!

Limited edition of 100 Stands over 10 in. tall, vinyl, window box $150 Available exclusively at KP Projects beginning Saturday, May 20th during the opening reception of:

Limited edition of 100
Stands over 10 in. tall, vinyl, window box
$150


Available exclusively at KP Projects beginning Saturday, May 20th during the opening reception of:

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

N O  S T R I N G S

OPENING RECEPTION : SATURDAY, MAY 20th, 7-10 pm

RSVP ESSENTIAL TO :  RSVP@KPPROJECTS.NET
~ GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR ~

::  TO BE ADDED TO THE COLLECTOR'S PREVIEW LIST CONTACT
PREVIEW@KPPROJECTS.NET

:: TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT NEW PRINT RELEASES CONTACT
INFO@KPPROJECTS.NET

KP PROJECTS GALLERY: 170 S. LA BREA AVE, LOS ANGELES CA 90036
 323.933.4408 // KPPROJECTS.NET

No Strings 72" x 108" Acrylic on canvas Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017

No Strings
72" x 108"
Acrylic on canvas
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017

Collectors Pre-Publication Print Release - SPECIAL PRICE for a LIMITED TIME

G R E G  'C R A O L A'  S I M K I N S

NEW PRINT RELEASES
from "No Strings" Solo Exhibition

** SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION PRICING THROUGH 10PM ON OPENING NIGHT, SATURDAY MAY 20th **

PRE ORDERS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED : CONTACT INFO@KPPROJECTS.NET TO RESERVE

N O  S T R I N G S

(5) Canvas Editions, 27" x 40", unframed Pre-Publication Price: $1025 / public retail $1125
(3) AP Canvas Editions,  27" x 40" unframed Pre-Publication Price : $1075 / public retail $1175

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(50) Paper Editions, 20" x 30" image size, 25" x 35" paper size (2.5 inch border), unframed
Pre-Publication Price: $150 / public retail $180

(10) AP Paper Editions, 20" x 30" image size, 25" x 35"  paper size (2.5 inch border), unframed
Pre-Publication Price: $175 / public retail $205

:: 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

(5) Canvas Editions, 30" x 30", unframed Pre-Publication Price: $825 public retail $925
(3) AP Canvas Editions,  30" x 30" unframed Pre-Publication Price : $875 / public retail $975

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(50) Paper Editions, 24" x 24" image size, 29" x 29" paper size (2.5 inch border), unframed
Pre-Publication Price: $150 / public retail $180

(10) AP Paper Editions, 24" x 24" image size, 29" x 29"  paper size (2.5 inch border), unframed
Pre-Publication Price: $175 / public retail $205


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

"No Strings" Solo Exhibit opens Saturday, May 20th

No Strings 72" x 108" Acrylic on canvas Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017

No Strings
72" x 108"
Acrylic on canvas
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017

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

N O  S T R I N G S

OPENING RECEPTION : SATURDAY, MAY 20th, 7-10 pm

RSVP ESSENTIAL TO :  RSVP@KPPROJECTS.NET
~ GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR ~

::  TO BE ADDED TO THE COLLECTOR'S PREVIEW LIST CONTACT
PREVIEW@KPPROJECTS.NET

:: TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT NEW PRINT RELEASES CONTACT
INFO@KPPROJECTS.NET

KP PROJECTS GALLERY: 170 S. LA BREA AVE, LOS ANGELES CA 90036
 323.933.4408 // KPPROJECTS.NET


KP Projects is proud to present Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins’ 6th solo show with the gallery entitled "NO STRINGS".

No Strings presents another fantastical journey into Simkins’ mystical land, “The Outside.” Simkins’ notorious cast of characters and fairytale creatures invite us to escape the daunting realities and responsibilities of our current world and embrace the unknown.

Symbolically presenting us with the gift of transport, animal spirit guides present black and white striped gift boxes as portals into Simkins’ other worlds. Reappearing throughout the narratives, scissors also represent cutting ties to the real world. And yet, there is still uncertainty about finding our way on these adventures – What if our problems are mirrored in this alternate existence? As parallels to the real word, fairy tales have always served as moral lessons for children and adults alike, and Simkins’ narratives are no exception. His unique blend of Storybook and Pop Surrealism combines the charm and innocence of Disney with the mischievous and cautionary undertones of original 18th and 19th century fables.

A nod to the classic story Pinocchio, Simkins’ new body of work acknowledges the dark origins of Carlo Collodi’s original tale and the hopefully optimistic Disney version. Adapting a new perspective on these two renditions, Simkins highlights the adventurous and redemptive aspects of learning through mistakes and staying true to oneself. Through the lushly rich visuals of expansive imagination, Simkins’ reinterpretation of both the classic and contemporary adds a new twist in painterly form.

Expressing a range of emotions, Pinocchio’s face in the title piece, No Strings, is an allusion to emotional duality through the use of theater masks, referencing the ancient Roman god Janus. As the god of beginnings, passages, and endings, Janus is often depicted as having two faces, looking to the future and to the past. This reflects our inner struggle with self-exploration and the multitude of emotions within our own psyche. In all versions of the fairytale, Pinocchio spends his life trying to become a real boy, to exist in the real world, and cuts his puppet strings to do so. As a wooden puppet in “The Outside” world of Simkins’, Pinocchio has cut his strings but remains in his whimsical world – uncertain if reality is truly a better place for him. The trials and tribulations within each of these narratives entreats us to trust in our instincts and learn from our mistakes as we keep adventure and dreams alive.

“In painting this show, I found myself examining my own life and insecurities while looking at my role as a father and seeing my sons make choices and their repercussions. I feel like I am always battling becoming one of those boys who were turned into donkeys on Pleasure Island. These childhood stories, along with a brush loaded with paint have assisted me as I navigate through these paths and try to save the strings which knit me to my own conscience.”

Greg Simkins was born in 1975 in Torrance, California. At age 3 his early attempts at drawing were inspired by various cartoons and later books such as Watership Down by Richard Adams, and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. At the age of 18, Simkins started doing graffiti under the pseudonym “CRAOLA.” Graffiti became his impetus for painting and gave him the confidence to pursue large painterly works. 

In 1999 Simkins received his Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from California State University of Long Beach, and in 2005, after some time working as an illustrator, Simkins pursued his desire to paint full time. He has since been featured in numerous group and sold out solo exhibitions. His collaboration list includes, among others, Disney, Mattel, Juxtapoz, Logitech, Vans, Converse, Electronic Arts (EA), Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Blink-182, Upper Playground, To Die For Clothing, and Dark Horse. Simkins’ artwork currently appears in galleries throughout the world. 

NEW PRINTS! "In High Places" & "The Efrafan"

I am very excited to be releasing two new prints this month. The Efrafan is inspired by my favorite book from my childhood, Watership Down which is also about to be premiered as a mini series on Netflix. 

In High Places is about the strange places our minds go when daydreaming. For some reason the pictures in my head always end up in some sort of twisted victorian fantasy realm full of birds and strange creature interactions - I'm happy to let it go there, but am always a bit curious myself on why this place exists for me.

Last week for 20% off the CRAOLA Collection

This is the last week to get 20% off Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins' limited edition collection at NuvangoEnter code 'CRAOLA20' for 20% off all Craola pieces upon checkout at Nuvango.

*Code expires midnight (est) on Friday March 31, 2017. 

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Artist Feature: Greg 'Craola' Simkins

In this interview by our collaborators at Gelaskins, Simkins answers 10 Questions to give us all a glimpse into what makes him tick, how he works and how he got to where he is. Gelaskins is offering 20% off Craola's whole GelaSkins collection using the code ‘CRAOLA20’ at checkout at gelaskins.com. The code is valid from until March 31/2017 midnight EST. Shop his full collection here. Read on for their rapid fire interview with Craola→

(Craola at Work, Photo Credit: Brent Broza)

(Craola at Work, Photo Credit: Brent Broza)

Watch "I'm Scared: The Movie!" online!

We are proud to announce that our 5 minute animated short @imscaredthemovie directed by @Petewlevin, scored by @Markhoppus and @jamesisntcool and voiced by @gunnarsizemore is LIVE NOW!!!  Make sure to watch the making of video right after as well! Thanks to everyone who worked on and supported this project! For a limited time, use code IMSCARED40 at imscared.com for 40% off the movie book (the Möök), which highlights the children's story, concept art, behind the scenes, story boards, a download of the movie and more. This is a great offer and once the Mööks are gone, they are GONE!