Simon Deere

Working in graphite and exploring predominantly botanical subjects, Deere creates a strong sense of drama in his reinterpretation of natural forms in decay. When the structures of plants break down, creating new forms and new textures, these intimately observed works lead the viewer into an intriguing world of collapsing plant architecture, where the play of light and shadow upon subjects transforms them into monuments of their former incarnations.
The selection of the subject matter, the observation, and ultimately the drawing process is Deere’s commentary on the art of slowing down and connecting with the natural world in way that is too often shunned in these times of instant and quickly forgotten images.

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