Simon Kennedy MRSS
After being awarded a BA in Fine Art, Sculpture (First Class Honours), I gained an MA in Art and Space (with Distinction) from Kingston University London, under Professor Louis Nixon. I have exhibited in many high profile galleries and undertaken site-specific installation projects and residencies throughout the world. I have been a studio assistant to both, Fiona Banner and Cathy De Monchaux. I was a visiting lecturer in sculpture and architecture, a founder member of Sasprojects, creative director of the Dark Matter Cabaret and Les Cabaratz, Astro Graffiti Show. After undertaking a year long BBK art and science research residency in Berlin and a further three years living and working there, I moved my studio back to London where I worked on a new body of work. In 2017 I exhibited a sculpture installation "Stardust Principle" at the Venice Biennale 2017. In late 2017 I relocated my studio and home to Argyll Scotland and have been working on sculptures works inspired by research into cup and ring marks found in Scotland and my ongoing interest in Cosmology, the outcomes will be shown as a solo exhibition in 2018.
I have a life long interest in physical and philosophical cosmology, with a particular interest in meteorites, notions of physical scale, relativity and location within dimensional space. I take inspiration from nature, the stars in the sky and the mysteries of the universe. My art works are often a humorous response to the world I see around me. Exploration of the mysteries of reality and the endless possibilities of the creative imagination is at the core of my artistic practice.