Beyond Shadows represents the culmination of the different influences that guide Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins in his endless search for surreal worlds. It ranges from folk tales up to the graffiti, passing from the early works of Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. All these influences come together in an extraordinary storm of kaleidoscopic colors, dreamlike scenes and special texture. the artist has combined all these different styles for aesthetics graffiti, punk rock sensibility and practice of formal painting in a project called “Simkins”. Its surfaces are meticulously layered and treated to achieve a patina of old paint sometimes stratified by years. This laborious process for the aesthetics of dilapidated buildings and the alleys that serve as incubators for art based on the road, allows Simkins’ works to make inroads among, its public and the outside world.