Where Am I
FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Circular Cinema
Electronic Language International Festival
In ‘Where Am I’, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins creates a mythical landscape inspired by childhood curiosity and awe. The title is a nod to Simkin’s graffiti roots as a part of WAI* and can also read as a dual reaction to entering fantastical lands bewildering and unknown. Simkin paints a world he calls ‘The Outside’, an uninhibited setting where reveries hit the canvas at full speed. Anthropomorphized animals and fanciful critters explore and rebel on a grand scale in an alternate reality where fish fly and birds can swim.
Greg “Craola” Simkins’ diverse body of work has been displayed in galleries, museums, and streets throughout the world. Bridging pop surrealism and graffiti art with the skill of a fine art painter, his unique works can be found in the collections of many celebrities including Robin Williams, Mike Shinoda, and Fergie. His art has been translated into video games, toys, and his own clothing brand. Commercial clients include Disney, Mattel, Electronic Arts, Pearl Jam, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Vans and more.