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A photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst trees in a woodlando

Simon Roberts - Waldeinsamkeit

Photos on fabric, courtesy the artist & Victoria and Albert Museum

A photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst trees in a woodlando

Simon Roberts - Waldeinsamkeit

Photos on fabric, courtesy the artist & Victoria and Albert Museum

A photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst trees in a woodlandoA photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst trees in a woodlando

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts (b.1974) is an acclaimed British contemporary artist based in Brighton. His practice is principally photography based, but also encompasses video, text and installation work, which together, interrogate our notions of what landscape is and how it is depicted, utilised, commodified and interpreted.  Landscape, for Roberts, is a contested, ambiguous space, shaped not only by material and environmental factors but by fantasy and politics, economics and history. 

He has exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2010 he was commissioned as the official British Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the General Election on behalf of the UK Parliamentary Art Collection and in 2014 he represented Britain during the UK-Russia Year of Culture. He has been commissioned to make several large-scale public artworks and recognised with numerous awards including an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society, the Vic Odden Award and grants from Arts Council England and the John Kobal Foundation.

He is the author of several monographs including Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009), Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013) and Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017), whilst his work has been profiled and published widely.

www.simoncroberts.com

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