War of the Worlds
, 2009, bamboo, chain, lightbulbs, wiring, 80x150cm.
Simon Fell is interested in what it means to be a man in a diverse and constantly changing culture where masculine roles have evolved much faster than the recurrent scripts that support them. Ceramic installation 'War of The Worlds' explores redundancy, consumerism and technology through the lens of a melodramatic science fiction scenario. Almost all of Fell's current work is of male figures, made entirely with subjective intentions exploring the complexity of being a man in a post-feminist age.
Simon Fell is an artist and part-time web designer based in London with a studio in Brighton. His primary material is sculpture, mainly ceramics, in which he creates figures, installations and assemblages in earthenware and mixed media. Techniques include hand modelling and slab building, then often finished with slips and glazed. Fell also uses drawing, mainly charcoal and watercolour on paper. He previously worked for five years as a community artist (Paddington Print Shop and West London Media Workshop). His blog 'Restart' featured in a-n's top ten most read Artists Talking blogs during May 2014.
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