simon

There is, for me, security in the geometry of the built environment. My studio shelves are bursting with journals containing complex architectural drawings in fine-line pen. In these sketches I am constructing an imaginary city around myself, staying safe within the predictable, mathematical aspects of my mind and trying to solve a puzzle. This is where painting begins. My studio is laid out like a laboratory in which I investigate my subject matter with intensity. As time passes I become deeply involved in the work. Lines and marks become loose and experimental and the subject takes on unforeseen characteristics. With thin glazes at the end of the experiment I destroy and recreate what has gone before. I ponder on how these structures have influenced my life. I imagine the past times and the cultures that created them. Each structural feature represents a new question for me to experiment with and to solve. With each new journey the process begins again.

simon

'There is, for me, security in the geometry of the built environment. My studio shelves are bursting with journals containing complex architectural drawings in fine-line pen. In these sketches I am constructing an imaginary city around myself, staying safe within the predictable, mathematical aspects of my mind and trying to solve a puzzle. This is where painting begins. My studio is laid out like a laboratory in which I investigate my subject matter with intensity. As time passes I become deeply involved in the work. Lines and marks become loose and experimental and the subject takes on unforeseen characteristics. With thin glazes at the end of the experiment I destroy and recreate what has gone before. I ponder on how these structures have influenced my life. I imagine the past times and the cultures that created them. Each structural feature represents a new question for me to experiment with and to solve. With each new journey the process begins again.