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Simon J Harris: Electric Cherry Blossom

  • Where:
    Sarah Wiseman Gallery, 40-41 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JL
  • When:
    3 March to 31 March
    10:00am to 5:30pm
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    Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    March 19th 2018 at 10:00am
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    01865 515123
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Simon J Harris: Electric Cherry Blossom
Simon J Harris is best known for his large-scale, glossy paintings that are distinguished by their polished appearance, deep hue and a surface that shimmers.

'Electric Cherry Blossom' was inspired by a recent visit he made to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. 'It's a title I've been playing around with in my head for a while now,' Simon explains. 'I like it because it hints at a narrative, without being too prescriptive.'

Simon J Harris' work is indeed all about finding a certain narrative or story, but at the same time his painting remains elusive and enigmatic. He is in essence concerned with painting as an act in and of itself, exploring the interplay between the recognisable and abstracted expression. He describes the making of a painting that 'denies the authorial brush of the artist,' and because of his time consuming and labour-intensive methods, is at odds with modern day immediacy of digital image production.