Simon’s beautiful figurative oil paintings are done on a very large scale. Each has incredible abstract details but looks oddly realistic when viewing the whole painting. He has been a part of many different projects and received numerous awards for his 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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