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Simon Bill: Lucky Jim: Exhibition Image (02)

Simon Bill: Lucky Jim: Exhibition Image (02)
Archive Shelf Location Disc 904
Publication Date Mar 2014
Description The oval paintings of Simon Bill draw upon a very wide variety of sources, from philosophy to heavy metal, art history to cookery, Art Deco to neuroscience. Characterised mainly by their abrupt discontinuities of theme, style and medium from one work to the next, the size and shape are the only really consistent feature with these paintings. Bill's work is simultaneously smart and dumb – it exhibits a goofy absurdity whilst fully respecting the importance of process, poetry, knowledge and reason. There is a kind of contemporary heraldry in the intermittent use of repeated motifs; for example Wittgenstein's ‘duck/rabbit’, a cartoonish emblem of ambiguity and cognitive indeterminacy. This exhibition, titled Lucky Jim, includes more than 30 works of mixed vintage, from 1999 to the present.
Credit Colin Davison
Copyright © BALTIC
Format JPEG
Related Artist Simon Bill
Months March 2014, April 2014, May 2014
Related Event Simon Bill: Lucky Jim (8 March 2014 - 1 June 2014)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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