Approved: 16.08.2006

Simon Fell

Artist, Maker, Event organiser, Writer, Digital designer

Approved: 16.08.2006

My ceramic work looks at what it means to be a male in a diverse and fast evolving culture where masculine roles have changed much faster than the recurrent scripts that support them. This is my intention but I do not tackle gender politics head on, rather it forms the backdrop to the way I make things. At the present almost all my work is of (male) figures, this is a relatively new strand in my output. I want to use my sculpture and drawing artworks to explore the rich complexity of being a man in a post feminist age.

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  • Location: London & Brighton, South East
  • Activities: Adult education, Workshops, Learning programmes, Training delivery, Participatory projects, Critical writing, Digital Design
  • Categories: Education project, Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
  • Tags: clay, glaze, terra-cotta, charcoal, pattern, draw, collaboration, gender, workshops
 
 
 

Biography

My ceramic work looks at what it means to be a male in a diverse and fast evolving culture where masculine roles have changed much faster than the recurrent scripts that support them. This is my intention but I do not tackle gender politics head on, rather it forms the backdrop to the way I make things. At the present almost all my work is of (male) figures, this is a relatively new strand in my output. I want to use my sculpture and drawing artworks to explore the rich complexity of being a man in a post feminist age.

I draw with charcoal and related materials. Drawing is so closely allied to creative thinking in so many processes and I naturally do it all the time without necessarily making anything of it (it's a means to an end usually). Then sometimes I just do it for itself which is more problematic (What's it for? What does it mean? Why am i doing this?) but then all forms of creativity set up dilemmas and problems that demand solutions.

The Artists Space

These are workshops about the highs and lows of being an artist. Participants will investigate what is good and what is difficult about the role of artist for each of us. The core purpose of the group is to develop the skills of reflection and listening - especially to yourself. The work is focused on the individual with the group acting as both support and a mirror.

CV & Education

Available on application