Genetic Engineering

Simon Shepherd, 2020              

Mixed media sculpture 

Size: W30 x H15 x D20 cm

Genetic Engineering is a resin and steel one-off sculpture. It investigates the current ideas around the increased use of technology to aid human health and longevity. The work combines a tortoise shell (typically associated with slowness) with a petrol engine (associated with speed). In a whimsical way the sculpture combines two unlikely elements to promote a new perspective.


Other works by Simon:

  Can't Buy Me Love ceramic sculpture by Simon Shepherd  Divide and Conker ceramic sculpture by Simon Shepherd   Spalding ceramic sculpture by Simon Shepherd  Super Structure ceramic sculpture by Simon Shepherd


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Artist Simon Shepherd

Artist: Simon Shepherd

Simon Shepherd is a London born artist, now based in Brighton. His work explores the distinctions between the familiar and the unfamiliar. It looks for and develops the beauty and aesthetic of the everyday object and invites the viewer to reassess their expectations and preconceptions of it.

A piece of work will often start with a familiar object which the artist finds to have some inherent beauty. He will then work to develop this, sometimes in a playful way, exploring the potential he sees within. An object may be juxtaposed with unfamiliar surroundings, creating incongruity which challenges the viewer to reconsider its aesthetic value.

Simon has featured in numerous solo and group shows both in the UK and internationally. He has won awards, most notably the ‘Cork Street Open’ award in 2011. His work has been featured in publications such as Aesthetica and Juxtapose.

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