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SIMON AVERILL
'SINGULARITY'

2016

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EXHIBITION FOREWORD
 

Singularity.


A point of light, infinitely small, unimaginably vast.
Impossibly distant, almost within reach.
Light as a particle, light as a wave - a duality.
But you said singularity.
Yes I know, it's confusing isn't it.

Imagine if light were tangible; if you could hold it in the palm of your hand - Sir Isaac's lump of light. Then picture in your mind an image of a photon. The unseeable; the unknowable; always on the move, impossible to pin down.
My guess as good as anyone's.

Repetition.
The routine of the studio.
Every day the same question, arriving at a different answer.
Moments of lucidity - the next day wondering what it's all about.


Simon Averil, 2016 

 
 

'Singularity' 

444 individual paintings (available in various configurations) . 14 x 19 cm each . acrylic on board

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EXHIBITION VIDEO TOUR:

 
 
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BIOGRAPHY
 

Simon Averill is a British artist born in Brighton, England in 1961. He currently lives and works near Marazion in West Cornwall.

Simon Averill's paintings are informed and motivated by his response to light and a compulsion to record the fleeting and transitory effects of light on his immediate surroundings. The experience of being in a certain place will mark itself indelibly on Averill’s conscious – resulting in a methodical and repetitive series of motifs, which describe the intangible effects of light in varying degrees of diffraction, reflection and distortion.

Averill studied Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic and graduated with Honours. In 1986 he established a Printmaking Workshop near Penzance, Cornwall, which he ran until 1990. Since 1989 he has lectured at Falmouth University, where he is now a senior lecturer, specialising in painting and drawing. He has been a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists since the late 1980s.

Averill has exhibited widely with exhibitions in the UK, Europe and USA including the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, The Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, Sherborne House, Plymouth Museum, Plymouth Arts Centre, Truro Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery and the Festival Hall in Chicago, USA. Simon Averill is represented by Anima-Mundi.

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