About the artworkSimon emphasises the simplicity of form and the contemporary interaction between the light with haunting tone and texture combined with emotion. These are a study of low light observations capturing the atmospheric mood, a form of time and awakening, a source of light and shadow delivering a calming and mysterious echo. His feelings towards the paintings create an unease of something that appears to have happened but may not have happened at all. These paintings are a personal journey and still searching, affected by sleep deprivation which has the power to distort the idea of day and night. Vision can be the result of some form of unconscious reference, a matter of making assumptions and drawing conclusions from incomplete data, based on previous experiences.
Simon Ledson was born in England and spent most of his childhood in African countries. He came back to the United Kingdom to study Fine Arts, design and illustration. He now lives and works in Somerset.
Influenced by his memories from Africa, the artist became interested in body language and emotional behaviour, their interaction and distortion. He is a fan of surfing, therefore ocean is a recurring theme. Simon studies the way the rhythm of the ocean joins in with the body in an effort to reproduce it in his works. For him, this is a new experience which he likes to share with the spectators who are stuck in a world where one questions space and time.
Since 1985, he has been working as a full time artist, as well as a curator and interior/graphic design consultant. In the past decade, he has secured solo and group exhibitions all across the United Kingdom.