Approved: 18.09.2008

Simon Philpott

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Approved: 18.09.2008

The relationship between the past and the present fascinates me. The universal issues and narratives communicated within the appropriated mythologies of historic paintings can easily find reverence in the modern. Using contemporary images and familiar modern aesthetics this idea becomes more accessible to the viewer. Playing with varying degrees of artistic submissiveness and authority whilst

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

The relationship between the past and the present fascinates me. The universal issues and narratives communicated within the appropriated mythologies of historic paintings can easily find reverence in the modern. Using contemporary images and familiar modern aesthetics this idea becomes more accessible to the viewer. Playing with varying degrees of artistic submissiveness and authority whilst planning paintings, I dictate how submissive or authoritative the audience may be through interpretation. This completes a dualistic relationship between artist and audience which more recently has found symbolic representation in the relationships formed between individuals from art history and contemporary culture on the canvas - illustrating a struggle where equilibrium in theory would be best but is not always possible, and is definitely not nearly as interesting.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - MA Contemporary Fine Art, University of Cumbria, Carlisle 2004 - BA Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle Group exhibitions 2009 - Buy Art Fair (represented by The Curwen & New Academy Gallery, London), Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester. 2009 - Summer Show, Bank Gallery, Carlilse 2009 - The Affordable Art Fair (represented by the Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London), Battersea Park, London 2008 - Christmas Show, Neo's Gallery, Cockermouth 2008 - Sefton Open Exhibition 2008, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 2008 - Vault, The Bank Gallery, Carlisle 2007 - A Selected Mixed Media Exhibition From Cumbria Institute of the Arts, The Circle Gallery, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick 2007 - Northern Graduates, Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London 2007 - Vault, The Bank Gallery, Carlsile Degree shows 2009 - MA Show 09, University of Cumbria 2008 - The MA Show 2008, University of Cumbria 2007 - Cover Versions, Cumbria Institute of the Arts Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Bauhaus: Art as Life Design, Barbican Centre, London