25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Simon Turner

Information
  • Artform
    Drawing, Painting
  • Website
  • Email
    simonturner3791@gmail.com
  • Telephone
    07961 068 717
  • Address

    21
    Lannoweth Road
    Penzance
    TR18 3AB

Beautiful, colourful, figurative paintings displayed with Simon's collages and drawings. Simon will be working on a new drawing during Open Studios.

Simon Turner is an artist who celebrates people’s idiosyncrasies. Set against flat planes of colour and confined within closely cropped compositions, the people within the work have a surreal, timeless quality. Simon uses the image of a kiosk to create an interaction between two people: you, the viewer and the figure portrayed in the work of art. By looking at the painting, the viewer completes it.

The works explore basic human interactions, social awkwardness and its potential reverberations, as Albert Camus said, “Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal”.

Simon’s magpie eye collects not just the archive photos, news articles, and recipe cards that are meticulously painted, but the vintage papers, card, and wood he paints and draws on. When these materials are assembled, they form a narrative of his experiences and interests.
This collective process is an integral part of the imagery. Simon works with collage and drawing both as a discipline and as an exploratory process that feeds into his paintings.

For this year’s Open Studios, Simon will be creating new drawings, offering an opportunity to see how the artist works.



Opening Times
11am - 4pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun


Directions
Coming into Penzance from the A30 and close to Penzance Train Station, Lannoweth Road is off Chyandour Cliff road. Number 21 is at the top of the road, on the right. Only street parking available. Please Note: the house is no. 21, not 21A or 21B.
The map used on this profile is powered by Google maps and the pin use postcodes rather than very specific locations, in some cases this may not be accurate and it is always worth checking the venue directions on the participants page.

Accessibility Information
Please note: there are several steps from the street up to the house. The house itself is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.