Simon Morley "Japanese Movie Classics"
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Simon Morley was born in Eastbourne, England in 1958. He received a BA in modern history at Mansfield college, Oxford University in 1980 and an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmith's college, University of London in 1988. Based in Allier in France and Kent in England, he participates as an artist-in-residence in various places, such as the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, the British School in Rome, and Centre d'art Contemporain de Pougues-les-Eaux in France. Besides creating art works, he also curates exhibitions and writes essays in art journals. He is an author of a study on art history, "Writing on the Wall - Word and Image in Modern Art", (Thames and Hudson, 2003).
His work as a whole is motivated by an interest in renewing the language of painting through an exploration what happens when certain dislocations occur between media and when new connections are made. In previous exhibitions he has broken text up into letter-fragments and made facsimile paintings of books. In working now with video and DVD packaging he is opening up his work to the image, incorporating not only text but also the pictures found on the packaging cases. He is interested in the way in which words and images interact and modify the ways in which we employ and understand different sign-systems.
From 2007-03-17 To 2007-04-21