Simon Patterson (artist)

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Simon Patterson
Born 1967
Leatherhead, Surrey, England
Education Hertfordshire College and Goldsmiths
Notable work(s) The Great Bear
Movement YBAs

Simon Patterson (born 1967) is an English artist and was born in Leatherhead, Surrey. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996 for his exhibitions at the Lisson Gallery, the Gandy Gallery, and three shows in Japan.[1] He is the younger brother of the painter Richard Patterson.

Life and career[edit]

Patterson attended Hertfordshire College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths College between 1985 and 1989.[2] At Goldsmiths he was included in the Freeze Exhibition organized by Damien Hirst, showing two wall text pieces, one simply showing the names Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, the other, The Last Supper Arranged According to the Flat Back Four Formation (Jesus Christ in Goal) showing the names of the Apostles arranged as different football team systems with Jesus in goal.

He is perhaps best known for his work The Great Bear from 1992, an editioned print which reworks the London Underground map.[3] Patterson is taking an order system that exists within the world and applies it to another set of subjects. In this case he switched the names from the stations with names from famous people. Each Line is a different group of people, like actors, philosophers, footballers etc.[4] An edition was purchased by Charles Saatchi and shown in the Sensation exhibition of 1997 which toured London, Berlin and New York. An edition is in the Tate Gallery collection and is currently on display at Tate Britain in London.

Patterson has also created large scale projects such as Cosmic Wallpaper at the University of Warwick,[5] a Wilfred Owen tribute (Maison Forestière)[6] , and he also participated in the MoMA's "The Project Series, 70, Banners I".[7] The projects goal for each Simon, Shirin Neshat and Xu Bing was to test the ramifications of the written word in their own unique perspective to be display at the Museum’s Fifty-third Street facade flanked by banners bearing MoMA’s logo from 22 November 1999 - 1 May 2000.

Simon Patterson was a staff member at the Slade School of Fine Art.[8]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • "Freeze" Group Exhibition (Parts 1 & 3), PLA Building, London Docklands Freeze (1988), London.
  • "Instructions and Diagrams" [2] (1992), London.
  • "Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art" [3] (1992), London
  • "Seeing the Unseen" Invisible Museum [6] (1994), London
  • "Cartographers" Galerjie Grada Zagreba, Zagreb. Touring to Centre for Contemporary Art [9] (1997), Warsaw
  • "Manned Flight" Baskerville House [10] (1 November 2000 – 31 January 2001), London
  • "Manned flight and Colour Match" Solo Exhibition, Lille [12] (2001), France
  • "Exhibitions: Paper Democracy. Contemporary Art in Editions on Paper" Group Exhibition, Edifício Cultura Inglesa [13] (23 September - December 2004), São Paulo
  • "Domini Canes. Hounds of God" Lowood Gallery and Kennels [14] (1 November 2000 – 31 January 2001), London
  • "Come to Light, Cell Projects" [16] (2005), London.
  • "Tall Stories" MOT, Group Exhibition [17] (13 August - 17 September 2005), London.
  • "Sarah and Simon" Platform Gallery [20] (2006), London.
  • "This will not happen without you: from the collective archive of the Basement Group" Projects UK and Locus+ 1977-2006, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, touring to the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne and Interface Gallery, Belfast [21] (2006), Belfast.
  • "(C)Artography: Mapmaking as Artform" Crawford Art Gallery, [22] (2007), Cork.
  • "Mapping The Imagination" The Victoria and Albert Museum [25] (2007), London.
  • "Mapping" Bury Art Gallery, Museum and Archives [26] (1 April – 14 July 2007), Bury.
  • "Simon Patterson: the Undersea World and Other Stories" Solo Exhibition, The National Maritime Museum [30] (4 May - 26 October 2008), Greenwhich.
  • "Simon Patterson: In Orbit" Solo Exhibition, Roentgenwerke [31] (3 October - 3 November 2008), Tokyo.
  • "Wilfred Owen : La Maison Forestière - Time Piece" Solo Exhibition [33] (26 April - 30 May 2008), Lille.
  • "Irony & Gesture" Kukje Gallery, touring to Kring Gallery [37] (17 July - 14 August 2008), Seoul.
  • "BP Exhibition - Classified: Contemporary British Art" Tate Britain [38] (22 June - 23 August 2009), London.
  • "Ballpark" De La Mota [39] (14 November - 9 March 2009), Barcelona.
  • "B-Sides and Rarities" Group Exhibition [40] (20 September - 6 December 2009), Breda.
  • "GAGARIN The Artists in their Own Words" SMAK [41] (4 December 2009 - 14 March 2010), Ghent.
  • "Anthology" Solo Exhibition at Benrimon Contemporary Gallery [43] (6 November - 18 December 2010), New York City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Patterson: 2010 Anthology". Benrimon Contemporary. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Simon Patterson: Artist". Iniva. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Work: The Great Bear 1992". Tate Online. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Work: The Great Bear 1992". Tate Online. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Work: Cosmic Wallpaper 2002". University of Warwick. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Work: Wilfred Owen Tribute 2002". The Wilfred Owen Association. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Work: Banners Project, Series 1 1999". MoMa Online. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Slade School of Fine Art History". University College London. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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