There's nothing quite like a glimpse into someone else's working practice is there?
Even if you aren't a fan of surrealism, I bet you can't resist this video of Greg 'Craola' Simkins at work in his studio on a large and very surreal painting.
I admit, I've got more than a soft spot for Surrealism and it's literary sister, Magic Realism.
Maybe it dates back to art classes in high school about Dalí and Escher?
Or the day I discovered this book on Remedios Varo on Tottenham Court Rd? (Now selling new on Amazon for a cool £150!)
Or maybe it's the overactive imagination of an only child who never quite grew up?
Whatever the reason, I admit, I find Greg Simkins rather intriguing.
From Graffiti to Bosch
Criticised by his art teacher for his comic book style, as a teenager, Greg took his creativity onto the street in the form of graffiti art.
This experience of working on a grand scale contributes to his evident mastery of working on large canvases.
While some of his earlier work doesn't attract me much, his latest offerings evoke a young, 21st century Bosch.
It will be interesting to see how his work continues to mature.
Are you a closet Surrealist too?
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