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The expressive paintings of Simon Birch.

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Notes about the artist (from bio):

Simon Birch is a U.K.-born artist, of Armenian descent, who is currently a permanent resident of Hong Kong, China.

Although much of his work is and has been large, figurative oil paintings, over the last few years Birch has ventured into film and installation work […]

Birch is interested in universal ideas of transition, the ambiguous moment between an initiation and a conclusion, the unobtainable now and the future, inevitably crashing towards us. For Birch these ideas translate easily from oil paint, to film, to installations, which engage with myth, history, circus and science fiction, connection and disconnect. He chooses to explore these themes in an enveloping environment of theater and spectacle, where the process of viewing becomes experiential: overwhelming and complex, yet as spectacle and adventure, also approachable.

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Artwork and photos © Simon Birch

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November 28, 2011 Art Motion Painting