Abstract paintings and collages, portraying delicate tonal variations and harmonic geometrical compositions form central part of Claire Simpson’s portfolio of urban observations. Claire is a recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, where she received her BA in Drawing and Painting.
She investigates the built environment and transforms her observations into fundamental shapes and geometry. She picks existing places or architectural details and creates a geometrical response, which results in an appealing graphic image with recognizable elements that guide you through the artwork. Her works represent a sensitive combination of spatial qualities and flattened surface. I like looking at her well-executed artworks, perceiving this abstract imagery as a key to person’s unique world view.
“Inspired by the phenomenon of the urban experience, I experiment in bringing what we see from outside into a context where its existence is appreciated more. Attracted by the basic shapes of buildings I break down forms to their simplest state and juxtapose them. Pure geometry has a presence and I choose to play with this possibility, experimenting with the understanding of aesthetics through color and shape.”
Her recent exhibitions include 74² in Whitespace gallery and RSA New Conteporaries 2013.
To find out more check out her website www.claire-simpson.co.uk