Simon Bell

Friends of Dorothy

Painting

Artist name

Simon Bell

Year

2019

Artwork information

Acrylic on stretched canvas, unframed, 30 x 40 inches

Description

I has always been fascinated by clouds. Lying on an Ibizan beach looking up at the subtle convergences of clouds. I often see faces sometimes in great detail. I fantasized about a form of afterlife where the lost can still look down on the earth from the heavens.

£1,800

About the artist

Studied art in the seventies. Lived through the eye of the aids storm in the eighties, losing almost all friends, lovers and acquaintances. I was profoundly impacted by my experiences and am still being treated for complex PTSD. In the eighties I received a lot of popular media attention for my sculptures which were assemblages representing a dystopian technology. My paintings are based on paredolia which is that unconscious tendency to imagine faces in shadows, or in this case clouds.