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96 ARTIST PROFILE Larry Simon

Larry Simon

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A Pink Umbrella, 2014, digital photograph printed on matte finish archival cotton rag paper, 58 x 91 cm

hrough constant roaming to seek out the seemingly everyday objects and surfaces that surround us, Larry Simon creates compelling composed narratives which play on the viewer’s subconscious; presenting familiar scenes shrouded in a sense of the unknown.

fill in the blanks and trust in our own version of logic, something which is not always possible within the waking world. Although created from behind a camera, the artist’s works are tactile and painterly, blending sharp and soft focus in a constant exploration of our ‘Inner Landscape’; a dreamlike place where our logical side can’t always bridge the gaps.

Captured from behind scratched screens or rainstreaked windows, with collaged assemblages, hazy blurred lenses and translucent textures, we view Simon’s images as if though eyes halfclosed. We see the shadows of figures, backs turned or walking away, urban cityscapes recognisable only through the geometry of windows, and outlines of trees among blocks of green that signify a landscape. The scene is complete and yet obscured; we are left to

A self-taught artist, Simon is based in Chicago and has exhibited regularly since 2014, presenting his work in photo collage form or as digital prints. He has had both solo and group shows across the US, as well as having work held in galleries and private collections worldwide. larrysimon.net larry@larrysimon.net

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