b.1988, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Simone Webb's work demonstrates a delicate melancholy organic time. Flora and fauna bloom and decay in painterly gestures, arrangements of petals float seamlessly in placid space. A desire for a fluid discourse between solid and gaseous forms manifest in flowers dissected with a blurring of focus. Insect and plant relations play out a perceived cycle of orchestrated pollination, horticultural worship by synchronised anthropods lay in a creeping mandala.
Limited edition prints and originals juxtapose the beautiful with the morbid, offering euphoric moments emerging from stark backgrounds graced with fragile flowers to instances of despondency, often dark in appearance, yet remaining equitably as elegant.
Tenses are enhanced by the unification of traditional and contemporary methods in which the final outcomes are formed. Whilst we often only get to view a fleeting moment of nature, she aims to create something of more permanence that can be observed at any given time. Fusing the past, present, and the ambiguous future of these together highlights the beauty alongside the mundanity that occurs throughout their natural life circle.
Eaton Fund, 2017
Shortlisted for Art Factor 2013
Hilde Francq, Kleur Verkoopt, 2017
Salonee Gadgil, Creative Review, Website, June 2017
Melissa Scallan, Pretty in Pink, Hedge Magazine, Issue.42 2016
Marco Cappato, Wired Magazine, 2016
Amanda M. Jansson, Interview, Kaltblut Magazine, Website, April 2015
Chu Tran Minh Duc, Flowers Issue, F Fashion Magazine, May 2015
British Vogue, November 2014
Abbie Cohen, Interview, Neverlazy Magazine, Website, Autumn 2014