This month sees the opening of a spectacular new show at London’ s Curious Duke Gallery: Simone Webb’ s A Floral Dialect, opening on the 1st June.
A rising star on the contemporary art scene, Simone’ s work demonstrates a delicate melancholy, with flora and fauna blooming and decaying as arrangements of petals float seamlessly in space.
Simone’ s work is influenced by traditions born over a hundred year’ s past, when flowers were messages used to communicate feelings and thoughts. She explains it’ s this ‘ language of flowers’ that she explores in her latest body of work:
“Whilst floriography was very popular in the 18th century with the Victorians sending flowers to portray their feelings or intentions, the language of flowers has evolved into something much more multifarious than ever. “
“Black roses not only portray death and sadness but also signal the birth of a new era of hope and joy, allowing the ability to see beauty and positivity in something that was once only viewed as morbid. Of course, we also have certain flowers that evoke emotions within us, allowing us each to create our very own personal language of flowers.”
The uplifting feel to this show makes it one of the must-see exhibitions to visit this month.
A Floral Dialect will be on display between 1st June – 1st July at Curious Duke Gallery, five minutes walk from Old Street tube.