Approved: 16.08.2006

Simon Beckett

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
I'm fascinated with the city at night. In the dark the urban streets come alive with the crude lights of our making. It is these neon and sodium flares, recorded by the camera that form the marks of my work. I'm experimenting with the photograph, trying to create abstract images. Move the photo away from a method of record, towards something that relies on colour and form.Influences
Photographic

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Concepts I'm fascinated with the city at night. In the dark the urban streets come alive with the crude lights of our making. It is these neon and sodium flares, recorded by the camera that form the marks of my work. I'm experimenting with the photograph, trying to create abstract images. Move the photo away from a method of record, towards something that relies on colour and form.Influences Photographic influences: Andreas Gursky, Anton Corbijn Painting influences: Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Charles DemuthCareer path Ist Class Degree in Fine Art from Norwich School of Art in 1997 MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art in 1999 PGCE from the Institute of Education, London in 2002 Freelance photographer, clients include: Café de Paris, Maybe Clothing and Skyline Events Art Lecturer at the William Morris Academy until 2003. Professional artist exhibiting around the UK and Europe

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2006 - New Work, The Media Centre, Gt Portland Street, London 2003 - New Work, Camden Brew Co, London 2000 - Chare Gallery, Sunderland Group exhibitions 2007 - Secret (Annual), Royal College of Art, London 2007 - The Lauderdale House Open, Lauderdale House, London 2005 - Untitled, two man show, The Broomfield Gallery, Chelmsford, Essex 2004 - 3 Slim Panatellas with Whiskey Chasers, Kingsgate Gallery, London 2004 - Untitled, The Media Centre, Great Portland Street, London 2003 - 24 Hr London, London Transport Museum, London 2003 - Gallery Artists, Candid Arts Trust, London 2001 - Candid Gallery, London