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.