Art and the City Talk: Simon Periton

Date 05.10.11

Time 6.00pm

Location Arnolfini


An audio recording of a talk by Simon Periton at Arnolfini on 6th October 2011.


British artist Simon Periton is known for his intricate paper cut-outs, and complex works on glass and sculpture.  He draws inspiration and borrows imagery from diverse sources, including Punk, art history, the landscape, flora and fauna, occultism, politics and religion. Periton has also worked on a number of architectural interventions for the Home Office and Channel 4 amongst others, as well as works for the V&A, and Firstsite Colchester. He will talk about his practice and his new commission for Bristol.

Simon Periton has exhibited widely in Britain and internationally. Solo shows include Mint Poisoner, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2003. Group shows include The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, UK, 2009, Wunschwelten, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 2007, and the 2007 and 2004 Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London.  Commissions include public sculpture projects for firstsite, Colchester, Essex, Channel Four, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. A monograph of his work was published in 2008 by Koenig Books Ltd and Sadie Coles HQ.  Simon Periton lives and works in London and is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London and The Modern Institute, Glasgow.

Supported by Bristol City Council.

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