Simon Kirk is an Essex based artist who graduated from Coventry University with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Since beginning his career in 2007, Simon Kirk’s works have proven to be a great investment and they are increasingly sought after by art collectors, notably in America, Dubai and Continental Europe.
Simon Kirk’s works are a synergy of poetry and painting, text and image, abstraction, and figuration, combining influences from both the literary and art world alike. Influenced by haiku, humanist concerns and the philosophical ideas of ‘the Absurd’. Simon has exhibited and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2010, 2013 and 2015 and is a resident artist with TAP Galleries Limited and his work is regularly exhibited as part of their collections for the Affordable Art Fairs.
Producing both screen prints and acrylic paintings, Simon has created a diverse oeuvre that often blends his love of poetry and visual art. His work is quirky, individual and dynamic, combining influences from both the literary and art world alike.
This exhibition will introduce some unique, never seen before pieces Simon Kirk has been working on throughout the three lockdowns. Differing to Simon’s usual darker, Basquiat inspired style of works, he has focused heavily on the theme of colour along with circular and uplifting imagery whilst still including his signature illustration which is frequently seen throughout Simon’s work.
“I feel like I've hit a sweet spot with my work, not only in terms of what I'm producing now but also in terms of how it relates to works I've done previously. There's now a definite sense of progression and I hope those that have been following my work for a while can see the dialogue between the old and new.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing this collection all together at the Turner Art Perspective Gallery in Shenfield. I'm very proud of this work and can't wait to see it all collected together.” – Simon Kirk.
TAP Galleries Ltd are beyond thrilled to be back after such a crazy, whirlwind year and to open our doors once again to everyone!