SIMON KENNEDY


Simon Kennedy’s paintings and drawings are imbued with romanticism of varying shades of darkness. Sublime landscape paintings of stoats, polar bears and pigs evoke a 19th century inherited vision transposed onto a colonial landscape. In other works, portraits of historic and fictional characters evoke the intricacies, strengths and vulnerabilities of human nature.

Simon Kennedy (b.1973) is a BFA graduate from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in Dunedin. Before relocating to Sydney, he staged several solo exhibitions with Marshall Seifert Gallery in Dunedin and won the Waiheke Art Prize in 2005. His work has featured in numerous group exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand and has been collected by the New Zealand Parliament Collection, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Artbank

 

selected works

SIMON KENNEDY
From Dora Maar photograph ‘Portrait d’Ubu’ 1936 2015
charcoal, pastel and ink on paper
153 × 105 cm

SIMON KENNEDY
Mr 2017
silver gelatin print
20.3 × 25.4 cm
56 × 46 cm (framed)

SIMON KENNEDY
Silver Mountain 2017
silver gelatin print
20.3 × 25.4 cm
56.5 × 44.5 cm (framed)

SIMON KENNEDY
R Hyde 2013
charcoal and colour pencil on paper
152.5 × 105 cm

SIMON KENNEDY
From photograph of E L Kirchner circa 1910s 2014
charcoal, pastel and ink on paper
76 × 56 cm

SIMON KENNEDY
Mr Squires 2017 
silver gelatin print
20.3 × 25.5 cm
70 × 57 cm (framed)


EXHIBITIONS

SIMON KENNEDY    THE PRESERVED  2–26 NOV 2011

SIMON KENNEDY
THE PRESERVED
2–26 NOV 2011

SIMON KENNEDY  DEPRESSION  3–28 JUNE 2009

SIMON KENNEDY
DEPRESSION
3–28 JUNE 2009

SIMON KENNEDY  ZOOLIGY  1–21 NOV  2007

SIMON KENNEDY
ZOOLIGY
1–21 NOV  2007


NEWS

SIMON KENNEDY: GALLERY 9, BOOTH F103 AT MELBOURNE ART FAIR, 13–17 AUG 2014

SIMON KENNEDY: GALLERY 9, BOOTH 6.2 AT START ART FAIR, SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON, 25–29 JUNE 2014


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