simon ledson

Simon Ledson, Tidescape - Calm, 2010-2014Simon is a surfer, artist and graphic designer whose work is an experiment that investigates the way the rhythm of the ocean connects with the artist’s body and charts the impact of that connection.

He experiments using visualising data information within surfing culture. For simon, the ocean operates as the metaphorical enactment of the way in which my physical body impacts upon, and is impacted by the physical world. His work deals with ideas surrounding perception and distortion of vision regarding the constants such as space and time. He is fascinated by the flow of time and the way that time is calibrated and counted both personally and historically.

Simon uses many recycled and diverse materials to create his art, transforming objects that are familiar to be perceived in different ways. In the Beyond the Board  exhibition, Simon displayed his surfboard and a sculpture made out of surfers wax. He seeks to give these objects a double life, revealing that nothing stays the same, and emphasising how time never stands still.

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