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 Simon Back , Acrylic and Mixed Media on Linen, 200x145cm

Simon Back , Acrylic and Mixed Media on Linen, 200x145cm

Simon Back | Running 12th November until 15th December 2018

The primary influences of Simon's work were drawn from his childhood environment where the use and necessity for space was an element born from the clean, open expansiveness of the Zimbabwean countryside. His abstracts often take on the aspect of aerial views, which often reveal imprints of ancient pathways and structures from bygone ages. A landscape ultimately reveals clues to its past, its old pathways and settlements. Over the years certain images have continued to reappear in his work. One has been the vessel, the idea of which was born from an interest in the earth and objects formed out of clay. The earthen vessel has for millennia been integral to our society. The form of the clay pot echoes that of an upside down human head or a marble bust; the connection to the death mask set in plaster or the proud profile stamped onto a coin.  

Simon’s work can presently be seen at The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. 


PAST

 

2018

RAGINI DEWAN

The diving bell and the butterfly | Group exhibition

Chasing The Light | Mike Arnold

Drinkers of the wind | tariq dajani

Limitless | Areej Rajab

 

2017

 

Submersion Series | James Harvey

Capetown Art Fair - Tomorrow's / Today | Helen Teede 

Ukama | Shona Sculptures 

Unhomed | Helen Teede 

Salar Ahmadian | Salar Ahmadian 

The Tribe | Vayshalee Naran

 

2016

 

Past Works | Amartey Golding 

Welcome to the Party the Doors are now Open | Elham Moaidnia 

Seasons Collection | Vayshalee Naran 

Scarf Collection | Kate Toledo

Black & White Drawings | Morne Fourie 

We Are But One Thread | Ahmed Al Faresi 

As if Anything Here Belonged to You | Cecilia Fattorini 

Vessels | Simon Back 

Designer Jewellery | Vayshalee Naran 

 

2015

 

Freeing The Stone | Shona Sculptures

Portraits of the Middle-Way | Olivia Pendergast 

Beyond the Architecture of Art | Michael R Arnold

The Material Presence of the Past | Helen Teede

 

2014

 

The Gamcha Project | Elise Vazelakis

My Universe of Imaginary Creatures | Hadil Moufti

From the ART OF ARCHITECTURE to the ARCHITECTURE OF ART | Michael R Arnold 

Dubai Skyline | Mawaheb

 

2013

 

Reconnect | Hendrik Stroebel

Object to Print | Michelle Harvey, Alia Dawood, Katie Venner-Woodbridge, Lisa Widemann, Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum & Tania Al Kayyali

Moving Forms | Alia Dawood & Mohammed Fassounaki

Forsaken | Christian Ghammachi

Frida Kahlo | Mawaheb

 

2012

 

Nothing Beats The Blunderbuss | Amartey Golding

Moments Shared: The Treasured Temporary | Alia Dawood

YOU ARE HERE | Dima Hamati, Eleanor Smith & Michelle Harvey

Taste Binds The Tribe Daryl|  Nero & Isaac SitholE

A Brief History of Insignificant Things | Andrew Verster

Beyond Rhythm | Francesca Galliani 

 

2011

 

Houmam Al Sayed | Houmam Al Sayed

Sabhan Adam | Sabhan Adam

Thorns Have Roses | Amartey Golding 

Traces | Simon Back

High Tide | Stephen Geisler

Warriors | Francesca GallianI