Simon Beckett

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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 read full statement

Location London