ARTIST

Greg “Craola" Simkins

BIO

葛雷格·西姆金斯18歲時開始用「Craola」的名義塗鴉。在街頭塗鴉的時光使西姆金斯累積了許多經驗,他藉此磨練色彩理論和繪畫技巧,以及累積繪製大型壁畫的信心,後來他將這股能量轉移到畫布上。西姆金斯從小受到卡通和文學作品的深厚影響,他和這些作品中的動物一起長大,因此西姆金斯的創作中總是有動物入畫,並且充滿超現實的想像和詩意,以及一股奇幻文學的氛圍。他絕對是美國街頭藝術圈裡面風格顯著特殊的藝術家。

Greg Simkins began graffiti in the name of "Craola" when he was 18 years old. The time spent on street graffiti made Simkins gain a lot of experience, he used to hone color theory and painting skills, and accumulated confidence in drawing large murals, and later he transferred this energy to the canvas. Simkins has been deeply influenced by cartoons and literary works since childhood. He grew up with the animals in these works. Therefore, Simkins always has animals in his creations, full of surreal imagination and poetry, and an atmosphere of fantasy literature. He is definitely a special artist in the American street art scene.