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Simon Kirk

  • Collage
  • Mixed Media
  • Original, unique piece
  • Size: 9cm x 6.5cm


With an avant-garde spirit, Simon elaborates his works in mixed media where free association of words and images plays a fundamental role. Being passionate of the collage and decollage technique, he incorporates characters taken from old magazines and associates them with random words to create new meanings. He also adds layers of paint and often removes elements already incorporated in his works in order to rediscover what lies beneath them. The combination process of his technique makes his work difficult, if not impossible, to typecast. The words combined with the cut-up images and the layers of paint, generate a new work of art resulting from technical variation and the free association of ideas.

Simon Kirk: “In my practice I freely associate images and cut-up text to evoke haiku and the allusions that help us view everyday life with fresh eyes. I draw on the philosophical idea of ‘the Absurd’; the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent meaning in life and the inability to find any.
‘Klaatu’ is the name of the alien who visits Earth in ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’(1951) to warn of the dangers of our "unreasoning suspicions and attitudes". In my analogous piece ‘Klaatu’ the visitor stands central in the work questioning, while the images of missiles, skulls, displaced families and abandoned teddy bears circle him. Why, when we express our altruistic nature in so many ways, is there so much uncertainty and conflict in the global community?”

Acrylic, Pencil, Mixed Media and Image Transfer on MDF. Finished with an archival matt varnish. 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.
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Title Klaatu
Artist Simon Kirk
Medium Collage
Print Quality N/A
Material Mixed Media
Support Wood
Type Original, unique piece
Style Surrealism
Theme Text
Year 2017
Format Vertical
Dimensions 9cm x 6.5cm
Color Colorful
Signed by artist Yes, front
Frame Framed
Ready To Ship 1 to 3 days

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