Nations, Irish Sea

2019

Theo Simpson
Theo Simpson’s work explores ideas surrounding the evolution, manipulation, history and mythology of our landscape. While he is concerned with the blinding depths of irrevocable evolution, he also speculates on new events and the technological realities that will shape the future. Nations, Irish Sea, 2019, is from the body of work Dark Interlude. The stretch of water which separates Ireland from Great Britain has been a geographical area of renewed international significance since 2016. Simpson’s silkscreened seascape fits within a panelled structure, interrupted by adjacent fault lines, to release the work into 3D – a formal and gestural expression of the continuously evolving social, political and technological history of this fluid landscape.
  • Artwork Details: 56.5 x 44.6 x 1.5cm
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  • Material description: Laser cut painted steel and screen printed stainless steel
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist and Webber, London
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC41/2021
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