Winner of Acrylic Painting Category, judged by Scott Naismith
‘A Meticulous Disorder’ by Simon Hennessey
‘A displacement of reality with the journey and the working out of the puzzle still in an unsolved and incompleted state, waiting to be made sense of. We can all plan out the context of our lives with some kind of formula and structure but fate may intervene and disruptions can and do happen.’
Judge's Comments (Scott Naismith): Love the fusion of 2 very different painting genres. Beautifully painted. Love the theme of construction/destruction and paradox.
Acrylic on wooden panel
96 x 65 cm
Lisa: Do you always strive for narrative in your work or do you see your compositions as being primarily an exercise in playing with representational and abstract painting?
Simon: All artwork has a narrative to some extent, some artworks are blatantly more obvious than others, whilst some may need the viewer to work harder to realise that narrative. My paintings for the past few years have been mostly figurative based and had both consciously and subconsciously a theme of duality that has ran concurrently throughout them. Although each of my series of works have had slightly differing concepts I feel that the core to all my artworks is that I’m questioning our human conditioning and how nothing is as straight forward as what it initially appears on the surface.
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