Simon
Casson


Works

Dimpsey, Gaern


48’’ x 54’’

Elsh IV


16 1/8’’ x 14 1/8’’

Falderals I


26’’ x 30’’

Falderals II


26’’ x 30’’

Falderals III


26’’ x 30’’

Hazen II


55’’ x 71’’

Mydens and Mawn


25 3/4’’ x 29 3/4’’

The Thesmophoria, the Ravishment of Oreithyia


75’’ x 94’’

Timmersome


55’’ x 71’’

Vevvet I


16 1/8’’ x 14 1/8’’

Vurdur


32’’ x 37’’

Zart and Vair


54’’ x 48’’


Biography

Simon Casson’s paintings are singular statements of pure uniqueness. Their contemporary abstraction inflicts its imprint upon the often capriccio paintings, through predatory slabs of textural pigment. Casson playfully combines pre-existing elements from the entire oeuvre of visual art to discover an unprecedented form of History Painting. Decollage and calligraphic mark-making marry to form a fall of drapery, whilst an iconic centralized classical form fights for supremacy with a cold formalized, almost emotionally bereft still life. The paintings are a potent mix of carnal, primitive paint application, reminiscent of a De Kooning, stirred together on the canvas with the academic technical skill of a Titian.

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