“Simon Kennedy is a sculptor of the anomalous and a dedicated observer of the mysteries of the Cosmos. Out of the peculiar debris of our lives, and like a meteorite striking the earth, his sculptures and installations are designed to occupy, converse with, and short-circuit, familiar environments and social behaviour. He seek to use unexpected shifts in perceived normality within a given time and space.”
I am an artist working in sculpture, installation and painting who has exhibited in many high profile galleries and undertaken site-specific installation projects and residencies throughout the world. I have in the past been a studio assistant to Turner Prize Nominees, Fiona Banner and Cathy De Monchaux and the German artist Isa Melsheimer. I was a visiting lecturer in sculpture and installation art at UCL, Canterbury, Kent and Kingston University, London. I was a founder member of sasprojects, a creative director of the Dark Matter Cabaret and Les Cabaratz, Astro Graffiti Show. After undertaking a year long art and science research residency in Berlin and a further three years living and working there, I moved my studio back to my home town of London where I worked on a new body of work and exhibited my sculpture "Stardust Principle" at Palazzo Mora as part of the Venice Biennale 2017.
In late 2017 I relocated my studio and home to Argyll, Scotland where I worked on an ongoing sculptures series inspired by the cup and ring marks found in Scotland and their associations with Cosmology. I have also been making underwater sound recordings of Loch Craignish with the intention of producing a large soundscape installation to be presented in 2024. Since 2022 I now live and work in Glasgow, Scotland.
At present I am working on a new body of works exploring notions of scientific iconography and the visual representations of scientific theories and mathematical equations.
I have a deep interest in science which inspires my art practice, I often use humour to explore the mysteries of reality with a scientific and creative imagination. Along side my art practice I am currently studying Quantum Machanics and Thermodynamics via an open learning university course. I have a particular interest in Quantum Gravity, Quantum Thermodynamics, Meteorites, notions of physical scale, relativity and location within dimensional space.
I am a member of Royal Society of Sculptors.