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IECA ( Nancy ) - France & Art Master ( Lyon ) - France
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Digital, Photography
About my artwork
Photography, film, for me it is like breathing, like a heartbeat. There are many ways to become emancipated, to distance oneself from reality with imagination. In fact, I do not think the purpose of art is to reproduce reality. When we see the world though a different lens, it helps us understanding the space we live in, and allows us see things from a different perspective.

As an artist, I try to explore the boundaries between painting, photography, and graphic design. Not unlike the ebb and flow of the sea, I oscillate between representations (but I try to go beyond, to create my own world with my own codes) and abstractions.

My strong desire to leave the beaten path associated with non format aesthetics leads me towards having a very experimental vision of photography and art.

First of all, I would like to say that flaws are part of the process and to my own aesthetic. Moreover, I would like to add that new technology has never been an ultimate aim. It is just a tool to achieve what has to be accomplished. Digital technology is here to investigate, it modifies our perception of things and our environment: Movies and photography (digital or film) can be reworked and enhanced. When I work, I become absorbed in the process of creating an augmented reality. Several of my pictures can be seen alternatively as paintings or photographs. Other images are shown without treatment; I can play with clear-cut representation.

The fruit of research, of a real exploration of territories, can be seen in some of my works, the result is an artifact of that technical process: a glitch.

Therefore, my work is not about autobiographical logic, although a few works do represent what I actually saw, I prefer to remember the things for myself. What really matters is what I feel, not necessarily, the way things happened. There is no distinction between my feelings and my art, refusing to see the world as it is, I try to create an altered state of reality.

There is a real mise en scene – en oeuvre – of the nature, of the environment, and barely nothing can come between evocation and suggestion, devoid of characters. I enjoy the challenge of creating emotions in this form; some of my works are often based on nothingness and can illustrate this word as void, an absence. The work is about loneliness; quite moments, shapes, volumes, illusions, and some of the abstractions are the sole projection of my subconscious.

At first sight, my works are reflective; however, like steps of life, in an evolving world, they are based on series of events and facts in which we can all relate. Most of us will be confronted with it one day or another. Dark, but also radiant, the works have a bittersweet taste. Serious subjects can be dealt with lightness.

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International Park's art fair pioneer and an artist's initiative, the PARK ART FAIR INTERNATIONAL © GENEVA 2010 will have its second edition, throughout the 6, 7 and 8 october 2010, in the Parking de Villereuse, in the center of the international and wonderful Geneva in Switzerland.

International artists will present paintings, drawings, computer creations and photographies, showing art lovers, collectors, critics and art amateurs, 1000 and 1 aspects of the contemporary art and the… Continue

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 13:01


Dear all,

A new project @ Marseille Project Gallery




Best wishes,

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 10:00

Self Portrait of the Artist

‘ Self Portrait of the Artist “ : Marseille Project Gallery - Saturday, 24th april
2010 - Marseille - France http://marseille-project-gallery.intrit.com/

‘ Self Portrait of the Artist : Hall of Young Theatre, Saturday, 24th april
2010 - Kiev - Ukraine.

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 12:21

Hi, I'd like to invite everyone to the following event. http://marseille-project-gallery.intrit.com/project-projection-invitation.html I hope to see you all. Kind regards, Simon ---- Origina…


I'd like to invite everyone to the following event.


I hope to see you all.

Kind regards,



Original idea for the exhibition of painting, photography and installation

Over 30 international artists

projecting their work

19.03.09 - 22.03.09

from 15:00 to 21:00

12 Bd Joseph Fabre,… Continue

Posted on March 10, 2009 at 20:34 — 1 Comment

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At 0:09 on October 14, 2011, VALERIE MARGOLIS said…

Thank you, Simon.

Congrats on your show in Paris - lots of luck!



At 19:53 on October 13, 2011, Joy Caba said…

  Thank you very much for your comment on Geometry,Simon. This is a single image from a video of mine called "the whole is the sum of its parts" (posted on my video page) in which I deconstruct three abstract forms by examining them from multiple angles & perspectives-the point being that there are an infinite number of ways to perceive 'reality'.

 Several of my video presentations examine this same notion.(videos are actually the primary focus of my work).

  Thanks again.


At 19:23 on October 13, 2011, Joy Caba said…

   As always,I thank you for your generous praise, Simon.

   I think you've created an original & beautiful visual language with your work. I particularly love your use of layering & mixed media. There is strength & elegance in these images & an intriguing ambiguity.

   I,too, love the work of Stieglitz-also, Steichen, Weston, Cartier-Bresson to name just a few others. I am also a great lover of film & film history &  cannot imagine my life without the enrichment they provide.

   Thank you once more for taking the time to comment on my work.

At 11:15 on May 23, 2011, niki hare said…

I am enjoying your work also, I find it both subtle and significant. Wonderful videos, I like how they take me to another world, they are like carefully moving pictures.

Best wishes  niki

At 15:27 on March 12, 2011, Kyra Munk Matustik said…
You are welcome Simon, it is pity, the colors of your films and photo are gentle and sublime, so the network can not really bring it fully in their beauty. The video was not so much visible.....perhaps my computer...do not know.
At 17:17 on September 29, 2010, Emmy Verschoor said…
Hello Simon,

Thank you for the friends request.
Very nice to meet here.
Are you one facebook as well?

greetings Emmy
At 12:20 on September 16, 2010, moira said…
the pilgrim's story
At 18:03 on August 31, 2010, Bill Millett said…
Hi Simon, cheers for the comments, good to see you put Stieglitz in your influence bit, so many miss out the master out.Good to see your originality on here.
Regards Bill
At 10:28 on June 7, 2010, mike hinc said…
And why not? Cheers!!!
At 10:28 on May 31, 2010, mike hinc said…
You have some interesting work. Thanks for sharing.


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