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Dabs & Myla – Rime & Craola PRINT RELEASE <<

Our Aussie CRAY KIDS >> Dabs and Myla have been partnering

up with Rime and Craola in LA to produce some fresh prints

Hollywood style!

~LIMITED EDITION and only available for ONE WEEK ~

AVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY the 16th of JULY!!

For immediate release (Los Angeles, CA – July 8th, 2010):

For add’l information or images, please contact Leah Whitaker at HYPERLINK “mailto:leah77@gmail.com” \t “_blank”leah@staticmedium.com.

Static Medium is pleased to announce a very special print release with some of the biggest names in the Los Angeles graffiti scene.

Static Medium recently moved into a beautiful new space in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. To help christen the new space we invited some of our friends over to have some fun and paint a mural. This will be the first of several planned murals on our awesome new building.

The first mural on the new Static Medium compound was created by the talented team of Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Dabs Myla, and Jersey Joe Rime.

We will release this special timed edition on July 16th, 2010 at 12:00pm PST at the low price of only $50. The edition is open and will be closed after one week’s time. Each giclee will be numbered and hand signed by all four artists. Each artist will also be adding hand embellishments to the print (each one will be unique in this way).

PRINT INFO:

‘Look what’s in my pants!’
From Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Dabs Myla, and Jersey Joe (aka Rime)
Open timed edition (edition quantity will be set after sale closes)
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper (printed with Epson HDR Ultrachrome Ink)
Hand-signed, numbered and embellished by each artist 12” x 24”
$50 each or $125 including optional frame (price does not include s&h)

Place your order at HYPERLINK “http://www.staticmedium.com” \t “_blank”www.staticmedium.com

A little information on the creation of this special mural and print release from Myla:

“We all spoke about doing a collaboration character wall and when you guys offered up your new studio for a spot for us to paint it, we went there with a loose idea of how we wanted the wall to feel and how we will lay it out. We started painting in the morning and kept going till we all felt that it was finished…each of us adding bits and pieces till it was done. We were all so happy with how the wall came out we sat down to work on making a print of it!” – Myla

Artist information:

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins:
Greg Simkins was born in 1975 in Torrance California, just south of Los Angeles. He grew up with a menagerie of animals including a number of rabbits, which often emerge in his paintings.  He began drawing at the early age of three and was inspired by various cartoons and books. Some standout books that still find their way into his art are Watership Down by Richard Adams, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

Simkins’ art continued to progress to the age of 18, when he started doing graffiti under the name “CRAOLA”. Graffiti art became his impetus for creating and gave him the confidence to paint large works.  In addition it taught him perspective, color theory and further developed artistic skills, which later translated into his work with acrylics.

After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from California State University of Long Beach in 1999, Simkins worked as an Illustrator for various clothing companies.  He later moved on to Treyarch/Activision where he worked on video games including Tony Hawk 2X, Spiderman 2 and Ultimate Spiderman while attempting to paint with every free moment he had.

In 2005, Simkins pursued his desire to paint as a full time artist. Since then, he has been featured in numerous group exhibitions has had successfully sold out solo exhibitions.  His art is seen in a wide variety of industries from clothing to video games and has also come to life in the form of toys. His client/collaboration list includes Disney, Mattel, Upper Playground, Juxtapoz, To Die For, Vans, Converse, AFI, Saosin, Gym Class Heroes, Pennywise, STRANGEco, Ningyoushi, Kid Robot, Zero Friends, Epitaph, Dark Horse, Iron Fist and Pulse International.

It is his careful weaving of pop culture, the old masters, nature, carnival kitsch, and (most importantly) his warped imagination, that makes Greg Simkins a sought-after surrealist painter today. Simkins’ artwork currently appears in galleries throughout the world.

Artist site: HYPERLINK “http://www.imscared.com” \t “_blank”www.imscared.com

Dabs Myla:
Dabs is a prolific illustrator and graffiti artist who spent his teenage years growing up in Melbourne in the early ‘90s. The graffiti scene influenced him greatly in his style and technique. These days Dabs’ characters come to life in more contextualized environments than ever before, whether they are painted on walls in the streets, or on canvases for a gallery setting. Myla also grew up in Melbourne where she was obsessed with detailed painting and drawing from an early age. Throughout her life Myla has continued to develop her style, concentrating on detailed cities, landscapes and graffiti. Three years ago, along with Dabs, they combined forces to solely collaborate on their works together.

Dabs Myla currently live in Hollywood, Los Angeles, spending everyday working on artworks, painting walls and being influenced by the wonders of their new city.

Artist site: HYPERLINK “http://www.dabsmyla.com” \t “_blank”www.dabsmyla.com

Jersey Joe (aka Rime):

Born, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Staten Island. Moved to New Jersey in 1996. Relocated to Los Angeles in 2005.

Known for versatile, adventurous letter-style, Rime (Jersey Joe) combines vivid colors, precise lines, and bold concepts to produce work that stands in a class of its own.  Simply put, Rime’s work has character.

A natural artist, Joe began painting graffiti during 1991 in Staten Island, and spent the next years developing his talent in different areas of New York City and New Jersey.  By 2003, Joe traveled to Europe and earned international recognition under the handles “Rime” and “Jersey Joe.” Returning to the United States, Joe began to produce work for gallery shows, simultaneously pursuing graffiti and fine art.

Among his recognitions, Joe initiated a pivotal project for the graffiti movement: The Exchange, an interchange of work among top-notch graffiti artists, presented progressive ways of understanding individual lettering styles. The Exchange later developed into a four-city tour, and is followed by a second project called Revamp the 90’s.

Joe relocated to Los Angeles in late 2005, and found work teaching graffiti art to inner-city kids at Los Angeles public schools. Within the next year, Joe joined MSK (a Los Angeles based graffiti crew) and a collective of artists known as The Seventh Letter. Joe also received a spray paint sponsorship from MTN Colors.

Beyond graffiti and fine art, Joe has accepted offers to create apparel and sneaker designs, advertisements, set designs, film commercials and perform live painting for promotional campaigns and time-lapse films.

To date, Joe has painted 20 cities within the United States and 22 cities in 13 countries internationally. Aside from being featured in numerous books, magazines, and videos, many of Joe’s works are still exhibited in original form for public viewing. Joe currently resides in Los Angeles where he actively paints, creates fine art and works on a variety of design-based projects.

Artist site: HYPERLINK “http://www.jerseyjoeart.com” \t “_blank”www.jerseyjoeart.com