Simon Bacon is a talented emerging sculptor whose work is influenced by over twenty years in practice as an Osteopath. His bronze sculptures appear almost ancient, with eroded and fragmented surfaces symbolising the boundaries that exist between the often fragile inner and outer self. His understanding of the body and its physical expression of emotional states provides the basis for the representation of themes such as the mind-body connection, consciousness, transcendence and transformation.
Simon initially models in clay before undergoing the traditional lost wax method of casting in bronze. During the casting process the element of chance is embraced as a vital facet of the finished work, so that flashing and risers, usually removed in the finishing process, become an integral element of the sculpture. This 'making narrative' enhances the honesty and integrity of his sculpture and references both the skeletal structure of the human form and the development of the psyche.
Simon works from his studio in Wivenhoe, Essex. He graduated with an MA in Sculptural Practice from Colchester School of Art in 2013Recent Exhibitions
2015 - Group Summer Exhibition
, Sculpt Gallery (11 July - 29 August)
2015 - Art of Casting' Simon Bacon; Naomi Blake FRBS; Maurice Blik PPRBS, Sculpt Gallery (7 March - 11 April)
2015 - Inaugural Exhibition, Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe
2014 - Bacon, Fenn & Moran: A dedication to Form
, Lacey Contemporary, London
2014 - Firstsite Collectors' group Award 2014
2014 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London (Sculpt Gallery)
2014 - Simon Bacon & Lucy Lutyens: Shaping the Future
, Sculpt Gallery (Oct)
2013 - Art and Living
, solo show in association with Bang and Olufsen, Colchester, Essex
2013 - Art in Mind
, group exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, London.
2013 - MA Graduation Show 'Masters at the Minories'