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Simon Finn

Synthetic Surge

Clare Rae

 

1 August - 1 September 2012

 

Simon Finn’s new body of complex works are fragments of a simulated tsunami event; a Synthetic Surge. These works continue Finn’s studio-based research into drawing and its connection to digital technologies. Finn uses the sequential images produced by these technologies as preliminary sketches which he extrapolates into a variety of mediums in order to explore spatial and temporal imagery. Synthetic Surge is a collection of meticulous charcoal drawings, digital animation and optical sculptures that reveal the water element of the tsunami event: the devastating virtual force behind the destruction represented in previous works by Finn, such as Pier Collapse Stage 1 (2011). Here, a Synthetic Surge pushes its way through Finn’s process of image construction combining two opposing aspects, detailed systematic assemblage and the concept of destruction. This simultaneous motioning towards assemblage and destruction allows Finn to question notions of temporal sequence and spatial simulation.

Synthetic Surge is accompanied by a short catalogue containing an essay by Nicholas Croggon.

 

For a list of available works, please contact the gallery.

 

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