Simon Merry

Whilst the outward images of Simon’s practice move between representation and non-representation, his inner driving force is relatively consistent; the idea we are always wayfaring between things and, importantly, that the state of being in-between is actually somewhere and not merely a journey. 

This thinking applies equally to the process of Simon’s art making as much as it relates to his images. In his current practice he tends to use drawing materials, watercolour and acrylic on paper, canvas and perspex.

A prominent element of Simon’s work has been the use of square grids. This provides an interesting visual effect that creates many compositions in one but also focuses the eye into aspects of the overall; on somewhere.