Blue Celestial IV
Artist's Statement - States of Existence
Tarrant’s colourful artwork explores the celestial micro and macrocosms of our world. Depicting nature through deep-sea views, luminous landscapes and interstellar imagery - Tarrant takes his inspiration from space, time and matter - illustrating that everything is one and that the universe connects all.
His latest artwork for the States of Existence exhibition was created during a time of self reflection. Tarrant says, ”living and working as an artist is a precarious way of life, with bursts of intense creativity tempered by repeated cycles of vacillating. Continually pondering the timing and relevance of your work, feels unnervingly like a microcosm of the volatile and challenging world we live in, be it politically or as human beings coming to terms with our endangered ecology.”
I am all powerful time
Simon Tarrant is a London born self-taught artist and independent curator, and has gained a reputation for curating critically acclaimed pop-up exhibitions in unique and unusual spaces.
Showcasing both new and established artists, Simon draws upon his marketing and advertising background to promote a variety of charitable causes that support young people and the arts, as well as the LGBT+ arts community.
A colourist at heart his practice focusing on visually expressing the landscape through impasto oil paintings and mono-prints on glass. His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Art, Saatchi Gallery, Mall Galleries and as a Finalist of the Davy Portrait Awards.
"Luscious landcapes, tender portraits and Richterian abstractions on glass... an artist in love with his craft and with a belief in the pleasures of aesthetics." FAD Magazine