Date of birth: 1986
Simon makes handmade layered paper art - his artworks are held in place only by their frames.
“Paper is strong, vulnerable, flexible and rigid all at the same time, it takes great patience to work with. Being wild and impulsive in a controlled process is a delicate balance, so cutting errors, or a wrong colour choice, can actually give a work a new life."
Simon's work breaks the traditional definition of paper craft - he uses paper as paint. His angular lines and shadows formed through the layers of paper give his works a dynamic and exciting expression that changes in relation to the light.
"I always start with a direct reference, it can be a photo I like or a composition. I cut away the background and any features I don’t need and focus on what I want to show. It takes 3-4 hours to draw the final version and then I start to divide the colours into seperate layers. It's a very hard process, because I have to reduce and cut out things, but this is what defines my style."
Simon has created three bespoke artworks, all based on his favourite images from our Pre-Autumn 2020 lookbook.
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