Simon Casson
British, born 1965
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Selected exhibitions
2018
Long & Ryle at BADA 2018,
Long & Ryle
Simon Casson,
Galerie de Bellefeuille
2017
Simon Casson,
Galerie de Bellefeuille

Simon Casson combines a range of styles and images in paintings that resemble colorful oil collages. Creating mashups of classic figure painting and expressionistic brushwork, Casson will overlay a female nude with lashings of abstract color or the gestural strokes of a painted sky, or splice up a still life with the image of a tempestuous sea. Drawing from the Western realist tradition, Casson interrupts the precise, formal renderings of figures with the looser brushwork of modernism, obstructing the thread of any suggested narrative. Casson’s cut-up approach to painting has been described as espousing a sort of punk-baroque aesthetic.