Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Simon Periton

Periton's has created an array of gorgeously vivid pieces through drawing, painting, sculpture and paper cut-outs. He creates doilies through paper cut-outs and uses them as stencils creating colourful abstractions with spray paint. Although delicately produced, materially lightweight and sometimes frail, his work is full of powerful images that subvert the idea of the cosiness and the calm of doilies: Skulls and foliage are mixed with found imagery of soldiers and anarchy signs which give a sense of oppression even through all the bright attractive colour. Subjects such as Wallis Simpson, the Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, and William Morris also appear in his work which again contradict his materials and process.

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