Claire Simpson — Recent Works
Posted on July 20, 2012
Claire Simpson experiments with simple shapes and the effect their location has on their interpretation.
The fundamental value within my work is the relationship of shapes simplified to their basic values. My visual vocabulary is drawn from observation of the world around me. Shapes and colours within the built environment have formed my interest, manipulating the fundamental shapes we see on an everyday basis. Inspired by the phenomenon of the urban experience, I experiment in bringing what we see from the outside into a context where its existence is appreciated more. Attracted by the basic shapes of buildings I break forms down to their simplest state and juxtapose them. The bold simple shapes become non-objective and abstracted, creating a stronger impact. Clean straight lines in my compositions, combined with pure form, show a smooth aesthetic. Pure geometry has a presence and I choose to play with this possibility, experimenting with the understanding of aesthetics through colour and shape.