Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Greg 'CRAOLA' Simkins shows at Merry Karnowski

"Cloud Theory" is Craola's latest gallery show will feature new work from the LA-based abstract still life artist and graffiti writer.

I don't know much about Craola except of his affiliation with CBS crew in LA and collaborations with Rime and Dabs and Myla. I wondered why he had such a surreal focus on animals, but it all made sense when I read that he "grew up with a menagerie of animals including a number of rabbits..." and how is favorite childhood books are Richard Adams' scary "Watership Down" and C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia." You can get inside his head a little watching this video below.

To see some of Craola's unique, eery style check out these prints available from Craola's website.
Visit for more information.

"Cloud Theory" April 21 - May 19, 2012
Opening Reception - Saturday, April 21st

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles CA 90036

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