Simon Gudgeon

barbara | maggio 14th, 2013 - 22:24

One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has developed a minimalist, semi-abstract style, capturing movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. Working primarily in bronze, his pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.

Gudgeon’s work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA.

In 2009, Gudgeon’s iconic sculpture Isis was installed in Hyde Park in London, the first such installation there for over 50 years and in July 2012 the NMWA unveiled Isis in their Sculpture Trail in Jackson Hole.  The piece is the only sculpture by a British sculptor to be installed in the Trail.

Recent projects include the launch of a new series of kinetic sculptures at a one-man exhibition in London, entitled Transitions and at SOFA Chicago 2013 in November of this year. These carefully engineered sculptures are based on balance and movement, while simultaneously adjusting to the weather patterns of their potential outdoor placement.

Always challenged and excited by the extremes and dynamics of nature, Gudgeon is relentlessly innovative in the studio, aiming to ‘move away from the purely representational towards something that has a deeper subtext and, as it expresses … thoughts and emotions, is more satisfying to create’.

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