Drip Scripts, represents a culmination of the diverse influences that drive Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins in his tireless pursuit of Art. From folk tales and back alley graffiti, to the early works of Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney, these influences come together in an intricate storm of kaleidoscopic colors, esoteric scenes, and artfully wrought textures.
Despite their disparate styles, a reverence for graffiti aesthetics, punk rock sensibilities, and formal painting practice all unify Simkins’ new works. His surfaces are meticulously layered and treated to achieve a weathered patina of old paint and tags, sometimes layered for years. This laborious process coopts the aesthetics of the dilapidated buildings and alleyways that serve as incubators for street based art, and allows Simkins’ works to breach the walls between his paintings, his audience, and the outside world.
The ‘Drip Scripts’ paintings exploit the subliminal forces of shadow, light and monochrome tones for maximum effect. Sea foam textures, titanium white and inky black; their planes represent realms entirely divorced from the confines of reality providing perfect yin-yang to the fantastical world of Simkins' other paintings.