One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has a signature smooth style that wonderfully concentrates spirit and nature. His minimalist, semiabstract forms depict both movement and emotion of a moment captured with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. Working primarily in bronze but with media such as glass and stainless steel, Simon’s work continues to be recognised and collected all over the world.
Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder and George Rickey, his Disappearing Worlds is a mobile kinetic sculpture made of bronze and stainless steel. Exploring the themes of movement and the purity of abstract form, Disappearing Worlds stimulates the senses of the observer, offering them another view of the unseen forces of nature through its vibration. Fluctuating air currents move the elements of the sculpture in an infinite number of ways that appear to defy logic, gravity and the laws of physics. To compliment the physical movement, there is the optical motion as light reflects off the faces of the sculpture and the face of each element reflect the surrounding environment.
In the same way, his Phragmites (Latin, for reeds) appeals to the viewer’s emotions through their poetic choreography. The green patina leaves have grace and move with a hypnotic allure, reflecting the beauty of poetic thoughts, enchanting the viewer.
Simon Gudgeon has exhibited extensively in both the UK and US. His public sculptures include: Isis & the Isis Education Centre at the Hyde Park, London and Search for Enlightenment.
A large range of Simon Gudgeon's kinetic works will also be on display at Halcyon Gallery 144-146 New Bond Street, 28th Feb - 1st April.
Simon Gudgeon is a Kinetica Museum Oxygen artists member.