Simon Kirk Fine Artist

Simon Kirk is an Essex based artist, selling globally to collectors in America, Dubai, Europe and Asia. His work has sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2015, 2013 and 2010.

His exhibition programme is steadily expanding amongst the Galleries and Art Fairs.

Simon’s work has been showcased with Art Below, on Underground platforms in both London and the USA.

Beginning his career in 2007, works by Simon Kirk have proved a great investment. His works are increasingly sought after by art collectors.

He is a resident artist with the Turner | Barnes | Gallery and his work is regularly exhibited as part of their collections for the Hong Kong, Singapore and London Affordable Art Fairs. He has had solo exhibitions in France, Denmark and the USA.

His practice associates images and cut-up text that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes. The work is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements.

He also uses the decollage technique – cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

Across his many styles of art, ranging from Fine Art Oil Paintings to Pop Art collage works, there is something for all tastes.

‘Summertime Yellow’ is a Limited Edition 2 colour Screen print on to Somerset Velvet Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 20.

2018

30x42cm

‘Day’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Acrylic, Pencil, Collage, Ink, Spray, Paint, Image Transfer

102x152cm

SOLD

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

His practice associates images and cut-up text that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

Across his many styles of art, ranging from Fine Art Oil Paintings to Pop Art collage works, there is something for all tastes.

This piece is signed by the artist.

2018

‘Night’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Acrylic, Pencil, Collage, Ink, Spray, Paint, Image Transfer

102x152cm

SOLD

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

His practice associates images and cut-up text that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

Across his many styles of art, ranging from Fine Art Oil Paintings to Pop Art collage works, there is something for all tastes.

This piece is signed by the artist.

2018

‘Gobble Time’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

His practice associates images and cut-up text that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

Across his many styles of art, ranging from Fine Art Oil Paintings to Pop Art collage works, there is something for all tastes.

This piece is signed by the artist.

2018

Acrylic, Collage & Image Transfer

102x152cm

‘Summertime Orange’ is a Limited Edition 2 colour Screen print on to Somerset Velvet Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 20.

2018

30x42cm

‘Summertime Green’ is a Limited Edition 2 colour Screen print on to Somerset Velvet Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 20.

2018

30x42cm

‘Summertime Pink’ is a Limited Edition 2 colour Screen print on to Somerset Velvet Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 20.

2018

30x42cm

‘Summertime Blue’ is a Limited Edition 2 colour Screen print on to Somerset Velvet Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 20.

2018

30x42cm

‘Drama’ is a Limited Edition 8 colour Screen print on to Somerset Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 25.

2017

30x42cm

‘Water’ is a Limited Edition 8 colour Screen print on to Somerset Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 25.

2017

30x42cm

‘Letter’ is a Limited Edition 5 colour Screen print on to Somerset Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 25.

2017

30x42cm

‘Fitter and Brighter’ is a Limited Edition 8 colour Screen print on to Somerset Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 25.

2017

30x42cm

‘Exotic’ is a Limited Edition 10 colour Screen print on to Somerset Newsprint 250gsm paper by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Limited Edition of 25.

2017

30x42cm

‘The Puppeteer’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

His practice associates images and cut-up text that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes. The work is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

Across his many styles of art, ranging from Fine Art Oil Paintings to Pop Art collage works, there is something for all tastes.

This piece is signed by the artist.

 

2017

Original Mixed Media Art

100x150cm

‘Dreamland’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

His practice associates images and cut-up text that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes. The work is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

Across his many styles of art, ranging from Fine Art Oil Paintings to Pop Art collage works, there is something for all tastes.

This piece is signed by the artist.

 

2017

Original Art

100x150cm

‘Rain King’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2017

Original Art

50x50cm

‘Souvenir Number 6’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2017

Original Art

50x50cm

‘The End’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2017

Original Art

50x50cm

Riddles is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

Riddles is an original mixed media piece using layers of paint and collage on a wooden panel by pop artist Simon Kirk.

2016

Original Art

61x76cm

Skidoos is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2014

Original Art

61x84cm

‘Mojarra’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements. He also uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2013

Original Art

100x150cm

Calumet is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements. He also uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2013

Original Art

61x86cm

An original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2017

Mixed Media

90x90cm

Dive is an original collage & painted piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

“The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality. The viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is from Simon Kirk’s Mini Sketch Book Series and is signed by the artist.

2016

Original Art

10x15cm

‘Age’ is an original collage & painted piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

“The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality. The viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is from Simon Kirk’s Mini Sketch Book Series and is signed by the artist.

2016

Original Art

10x15cm

‘Belly Button Barney’ is an original collage & painted piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

“The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality. The viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is from Simon Kirk’s Mini Sketch Book Series and is signed by the artist.

2016

Original Art

10x15cm

‘Betty’ is an original collage & painted piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

“The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality. The viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is from Simon Kirk’s Mini Sketch Book Series and is signed by the artist.

2016

Original Art

10x15cm

‘Bubble’ is an original collage & painted piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

“The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality. The viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is from Simon Kirk’s Mini Sketch Book Series and is signed by the artist.

2016

Original Art

10x15cm

‘Coo Coos’ is an Original collage & painted piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

“The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality. The viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is from Simon Kirk’s Mini Sketch Book Series and is signed by the artist.

2016

Original Art

10x15cm

‘Brigham’ is an original mixed media piece of art by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s work is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements. He also uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2013

Original Art

61x84cm

‘Rotocity’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art consists of layers of paint and collaged elements. He uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2015

Original Art

61x76cm

‘Tucumclari’ is an original mixed media piece by pop artist Simon Kirk.

Simon Kirk’s art is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements. He also uses decollage techniques including cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.

“I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative where the story remains ambiguous and undeclared.” – Simon Kirk

This piece is signed by the artist.

2013

Original Art

‘Palm Pigs’ is a brilliant original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2016

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Freshly Plucked Pippa’ is a stunning original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2016

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Liquor’ is a marvellous original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2016

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Everlasting Edward’ is a vibrant original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2016

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Disco Pond’ is a vibrant original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2016

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Wine’ is a splendid original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).” – Simon Kirk

2014

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Oskar’ is a striking original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).” – Simon Kirk

2013

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Lopo’ is a wonderful original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2014

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘Crestfallen’ is a fantastic original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2015

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm

‘People’ is a fabulous collection of original collage & painted pieces of art by contemporary artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2015

mixed media, collage & paint on board

5 x 10x15cm

‘Fragments of Conversation’ is a fabulous collection of original collage & painted pieces of art by contemporary artist Simon Kirk.

“A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.” – Simon Kirk

2015

mixed media, collage & paint on board

5 x 10x15cm

‘Dangler’ is a fantastic original collage & painted piece of art by contemporary pop artist Simon Kirk.

A piece from my main body of work, that combines painting, collage and decollage (ripping, tearing or sanding away at built up surfaces to reveal layers below).

In these works the text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it. There is no undue wordiness; the inherent simplicity of the cut up leaves a lot of room for the viewer to find their own meaning. I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes.

I like to use this device a lot. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness.

2015

mixed media, collage & paint on board

10x15cm, framed 22x33cm

‘King for a Day’ is one of a series of oil paintings that have derived from “Claude” sold on the opening night of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

This work started as a simple white line drawing on dark background. There’s something very appealing to me working in this ‘negative’ way. It was a delicate balancing act to flesh the piece out with paint whilst still keeping the simplicity and space.

Simon-kirk-claude-and-the-royal-academy-summer-exhibition

“I initially intended this piece to be a minimal painting of an artist in his studio. However, as I painted I was listening to a radio discussion on poverty. I began thinking of the different way poverty is perceived. The romantic notion of the penniless artist means it’s almost like proof of integrity, compared to the portrayal of the poor as feckless and lazy. I added a teacup to his table, rather than a glass of wine. It could still be an artist in his Parisienne garret, but it could also be a man in a room somewhere in England.”

2015

Oil on Board

18x24cm - Framed 34x40cm

Before Simon developed his current style he was predominantly a figurative painter, quite traditional in that sense. He still enjoys the relative calm of oil paintings, free from the labour intensive layering process of decollage and the juxtapositions images and text. Being a big film fan, and this oil sketch evolved into a simple portrait recalling the iconic colour saturated Hollywood films of the 50s and 60s.

2015

Oil on Board

10x15cm

‘Barringer’ is one of a series of oil paintings that have derived from “Claude” sold on the opening night of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

These paintings have simple compositions, limited palettes and deal primarily with the notion of solitude.

Simon-kirk-claude-and-the-royal-academy-summer-exhibition

“I initially intended this piece to be a minimal painting of an artist in his studio. However, as I painted I was listening to a radio discussion on poverty. I began thinking of the different way poverty is perceived. The romantic notion of the penniless artist means it’s almost like proof of integrity, compared to the portrayal of the poor as feckless and lazy. I added a teacup to his table, rather than a glass of wine. It could still be an artist in his Parisienne garret, but it could also be a man in a room somewhere in England.”

2015

Oil on Board

18x24cm - Framed 34x40cm

‘Gustav’ is from a series of oil paintings that have derived from “Claude” sold on the opening night of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

These paintings have simple compositions, limited palettes and deal primarily with the notion of solitude.

Simon-kirk-claude-and-the-royal-academy-summer-exhibition

“I initially intended this piece to be a minimal painting of an artist in his studio. However, as I painted I was listening to a radio discussion on poverty. I began thinking of the different way poverty is perceived. The romantic notion of the penniless artist means it’s almost like proof of integrity, compared to the portrayal of the poor as feckless and lazy. I added a teacup to his table, rather than a glass of wine. It could still be an artist in his Parisienne garret, but it could also be a man in a room somewhere in England.”

2015

Oil on board

18x24cm, framed 34x40cm