Untitled Sentiments

Simon Darling – SDarling
   
September
   
3
 -  
September
   
14
“Through my paintings, I unite and express the unexplainable, indefinite and confusing emotions, from the obscure realm of imagination”

INFORMATION

Simon Darling makes paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks. His work examines the individual and universal interactions found in contemporary portraiture. Startling the audience with simplified and distorted forms. The perception of the detailed impulse, with its raw, immediate, and unflinching emotional depth delivering a confusing characteristic visualization.

Layered, abstracted marks are added to each layer revealing visceral, emotional intensities and depth.

By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical, emotional and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. With every new piece, the artist leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. With a subtle pseudo-minimalistic approach, he often creates several practically identical works, upon which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested: notes are made and then crossed out again, ‘mistakes’ are repeated. His practice provides a set of metaphoric tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the sphere of painting: these methodically planned works resound and resonate with visions culled from the deep and dark realm of imagination.

Artist Bio

Simon Darling is a Danish artist who grew up being exposed to the creative nature of his mother, who were an emerging abstract artist. In a young age he quickly engaged himself in drawing and painting.

 

With a passion for creating, building and designing, turning his thoughts and ideas into visual and physical forms, at the age of 14 he quickly spun the garage into a studio, where he found solitude and a way of self-expression through painting. Besides holding a degree in Architectural technology and design, he is mainly self-taught.

 

Simon has held 5 solo exhibitions, and have had his work included in 9 group shows. An artist with international appeal, he is represented in private collections in Europe, Australia, Japan and USA. Latest he has been recognized in media such as TIAF Magazine, Japan 2019 and Art/Edit Issue 23, Australia 2019.

Simon Darling makes paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks. His work examines the individual and universal interactions found in contemporary portraiture. Startling the audience with simplified and distorted forms. The perception of the detailed impulse, with its raw, immediate, and unflinching emotional depth delivering a confusing characteristic visualization.

Layered, abstracted marks are added to each layer revealing visceral, emotional intensities and depth.

By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical, emotional and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. With every new piece, the artist leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. With a subtle pseudo-minimalistic approach, he often creates several practically identical works, upon which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested: notes are made and then crossed out again, ‘mistakes’ are repeated. His practice provides a set of metaphoric tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the sphere of painting: these methodically planned works resound and resonate with visions culled from the deep and dark realm of imagination.

Artist Bio

Simon Darling is a Danish artist who grew up being exposed to the creative nature of his mother, who were an emerging abstract artist. In a young age he quickly engaged himself in drawing and painting.

 

With a passion for creating, building and designing, turning his thoughts and ideas into visual and physical forms, at the age of 14 he quickly spun the garage into a studio, where he found solitude and a way of self-expression through painting. Besides holding a degree in Architectural technology and design, he is mainly self-taught.

 

Simon has held 5 solo exhibitions, and have had his work included in 9 group shows. An artist with international appeal, he is represented in private collections in Europe, Australia, Japan and USA. Latest he has been recognized in media such as TIAF Magazine, Japan 2019 and Art/Edit Issue 23, Australia 2019.

FEATURED WORKS

Unfounded feelings, 2020, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 100 x 75 cm
Presence within, 2020, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 100 x 75 cm
Miserableatbest1 (Series 1 of 3), 2019, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 81 x 66 cm
Miserableatbest2 (Series 2 of 3), 2019, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 81 x 66 cm
Miserableatbest3 (Series 3 of 3), 2019, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 81 x 66 cm
Favorite worst dream, 2019, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 81 x 66 cm
Disconnected Feelings, 2019, Mixed media Acrylics, Charcoal, Oil Pastels, 81 x 66 cm
Absent awareness, 2019, Mixed media Oil, Oil Pastels, Charcoal, 100 x 75 cm
Glitching remembrances, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 50 cm
Something for you, 2018, Mixed media Oil, Oil Pastels, 100 x 75 cm

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS