The prolific urban abundance of species like the Ibis (AVIAN show 2006) are symptomatic of human interaction or impact through drought, global warming, scavenging etc. Similar awarenesses are a catalyst for continuing urban observational subject matter.
Simon's work is primarily observational. His solo show AVIAN 2006, consisted of a collection of oil paintings observing a few bird species of urban domestic Sydney, their persona and their unshakable human interactions that affect their very existence. Of interest are the incarcerated, the scavenging and the streetwise.
Key to the choice of subject matter for AVIAN were observations and experiences that go hand-in-hand with having a young family, such as snap-shotting and zoo, beach and park trips.
A graduate of Sydney College of the Arts, Simon is constantly painting and religiously participates in a weekly life drawing group.C.V.
Born: AUSTRALIA, 1969
2006 - Avian - CANVAS GALLERY SURRY HILLS, Sydney
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