Simon Kirk

Simon Kirk

MEDIUM: Collage / Mixed media
CITY: London, UK

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Simon Kirk is a British artist who lives and works in London. His work has been exhibited around the world, in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London and has been successfully displayed in several editions of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
Simon’s work is characterized by a mixture of topics and techniques that culminate in a sincere yet provocative style. By mixing paint, cut-outs of images and texts, the artist recovers fragments of the printed world to elaborate his works. His characters and scenes are decontextualized from their original environment to become a part of the artist's imagination. Simon gives them a new space, where their presence is redefined in a new context dominated by irony, everydayness and winks to the past. His fascination with the combination of text and image in art can be appreciated in his short haiku-style poems accompanying the images. The artist cuts out words from old novels which never lose their narrative power.
All of Simon’s artworks are originals, signed by the artist and come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Delivery in perfect condition, directly from the artist’s studio.

IN MY OWN WORDS
"My work is based on the images and texts compiled in sketches. Through free association I create living abstractions. I am interested in the "hidden," ambiguous and subjective narrative whose "argument" remains indirect or partial and whose meaning is intrinsic but impossible to identify.
My works consist mainly of layers of paint combined with collage. However, I also use the decollage technique - cutting, tearing or sanding the parts of the surface to show the layers below. The texts I use for collage are cut out pages from novels. In my version of the cut-up technique, "poetry" is cut out in a whole section, which distinguishes it from the usual cut-out technique, which consists of trimming lines of words and placing them randomly."

EDUCATION
Coventry University, BA Hons Fine Art Painting (1999)

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions:
Léonie, Biarritz South West France (2017)
Halles des 5 Cantons, Anglet, South-West of France (2016)
Gallery Yada, Jutland, Denmark (2013)
Coach House Gallery, Brightlingsea (2012)
'Miniatures', The White Wall Space Gallery, Essex, UK (2011)
Ida Trier Gallery, Frederikssund, Denmark (2011)
Gallery 113, Flagstaff Arizona, USA (2011)
Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (2017) (previously: 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013)
The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London (2017)
Art Below Regent's Park, Regent's Park tube station (2017) (previously 2016 and 2015)
'Genius in Beauty', group exhibition curated by the Hornshaw Gallery, London (2017)
Roy's People Art Fair, inaugural group show, London (2017)
DisPlay’, group show, Ply Gallery, Crouch End, London (2017)
The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (2017)
Art Below Los Angeles, Grand Union Station (red line) and Sur le Mur Gallery, West Hollywood's Pacific Design Centre (2017)
Art Below Regent's Park, Regent's Park tube station (2016)
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Battersea Park, London (2016)
‘A Higher Perspective… The East Anglian artists’: Joe Webb, The Connor Brothers, Laura Keeble, Simon Kirk, Sean Hill Turner | Barnes | Gallery, Shenfield (2016)
Art Below Regent's Park, Regent's Park tube station (2016)
Platform Open Annual Art Exhibition Morphets Of Harrogate, 6 Albert Street, Harrogate, (2016)
‘Es-SEX-hibition’, urban art group show, Turner | Barnes | Gallery, Shenfield (2016)
‘Looking to the Stars’, group show hosted by the Hornshaw Gallery, Brick Lane (2016)
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (2015)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London (2014)
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (2014)
Simon Kirk and Karen Christensen Joint Exhibition Kulturhuset Rejsestalden, Jaegerspris, Denmark (2014)
The Well Hung Gallery Inaugural Salon Exhibition, 239 Hoxton Street, London, (2014)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London (2014)
The Affordable Art Fair Singapore, F1 Pit Building Singapore (2013)
‘1 + 1 = 11’, group show, The Norwich Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich (2013)
‘Paper and Wire’, group show The Faux Gallery, Leigh on Sea (2013)
'Impression and Narrative' - An exhibition of paintings by Simon Kirk and Thomas Hogan Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London (2013)
'That Summer Feeling: A Group Exhibition of Colour Mood Excitement and Expression' Turner Barnes Gallery, Chelmsford (2013)
The Affordable Art Fair New York, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York USA (2013)
The Affordable Art Fair New York, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York USA (2013)
'Kunst I Slusen' - Art Hvide Sande 2012, Hvide Sande, Denmark (2012)
‘A Reservoir of Raw Materials’, group show, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare (2012)

PUBLICATIONS
Inside Artists Issue 1 Spring 2015, Interview and cover feature
The Noise – Arts and News Dec 2011 ‘Crossing the Ocean’, feature on first US exhibition
‘Flagstaff Live!’ Magazine, October 13 – 19th 2011, Vol. 17 Issue 41
Cover story and feature on first US exhibition: Art! East Anglia, Green Pebble Publications ISBN 978-0-9558147-4-7 (2011)
The Discerner Magazine - Feb 2016 to June/July 2017 (monthly feature)
Tatler Magazine - Nov 2015, Dec 2015, Jan 2016, Feb 2016
Aesthetica Magazine Mar 2014, Jan 2015, Mar 2015 Nov 2015
Vogue Magazine Oct 2015
House and Garden Magazine Jul, Aug, Sept 2015

COLLECTIONS
Works held in private collections in the United States, Continental Europe, Dubai and Australia.

Please send all inquiries about this artist to info@artiggallery.com


  • Harumph

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 3.75 cm
    €157
  • Klaatu

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    9cm x 6.5cm
    €1,966
  • Turn

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    9cm x 6.5cm
    €337
  • The Collector

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    10cm x 15cm x 1cm
    €371
  • The Rigamarole Hour

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    10cm x 15cm x 1cm
    €371
  • Pennsylvania Charlie’s Last Weekend

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    10cm x 15cm x 1cm
    €371
  • The world

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    10cm x 15cm x 1cm
    €371
  • Chief

    Simon Kirk
    Collage
    10cm x 15cm x 1cm
    €371

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