Simone Pike

Simon Pike uses the abstract form to evoke external reference. His work sits in a tradition which doesn’t rely solely on the hermetic modernist ideal of pure form and apartness from life. It references the real world and the hardware and software that enmesh and pervade much of our daily lives. By appropriating aspects of the contemporary visual language which is increasingly defining our culture, his work utilises and explores the aesthetic of the screen which has become such an intrinsic part of our lives. It considers the viewer/user experience of receiving and interacting with a quick succession of multitudinous visual information through different apps or channels over different devices. Simon's artworks employ systems of representation and the graphic visualisation of data which are becoming increasingly commonplace. In so doing, aspects of the virtual become manifest and questions are raised about the condition of the artwork in a post-digital, networked world where the line between reality and fiction is becoming ambiguous.

2018
‘Testing <1<2<1<2’ Group show at Unit 3 Project Space, Empson Street, London

2017
‘Sea of Data’ Group show at Unit 3 Project Space, Empson Street, London
‘Testing <1<2<1<2’ Group show at Unit 3 Project Space, Empson Street, London

2016
‘Sinuous’ Solo show at Unit 3 Project Space, Empson Street, London
‘30 Celsius’ Group Show ASC Gallery, The Chaplin Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, London

2014
Solo show at Unit 3 Project Space, Empson Street, London

More shows:
1997
ACME studio group show, 52 Commercial Street, London.

1996
Florence Trust Benefit Auction, Highbury, London.
Bonner Road Open Studios, Bonner Road, London.
The London Group Biennial Exhibition. The Barbican Centre, London.

1995
Stoke Newington Festival Open Exhibition. Stoke Newington, London.

1992
The Southbank Picture Show. The Royal Festival Hall, The South Bank, London.

1991
Group show. The Cotton Centre, Tower Bridge, London.
Group Show. Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, Cornwall.

1990
Group Show. Penwith Gallery St Ives, Cornwall.
Group Show. Janus Avison Gallery, Camden Lock London.

1988-1991 BA (Hons) Fine Art – Falmouth School of Art and Design
1986-1987 Foundation Studies in Art and Design, West Nottinghamshire College

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