Simon Periton

Born 1964 Kent, Simon Periton lives and works in Bath and London. Graduated from St Martin’s School of Art, London (1990).

Periton is a British artist living and working in London whose work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation. Marked often by an elaborate and sensuous style, his work reflects influences as diverse as fin de siècle aestheticism, the visual language of punk, cinema, and the occult.  Throughout his career, Periton has developed an idiosyncratic visual language imbued with personal mythology and executed with acute precision. In various publicly commissioned artworks and sculptures, Periton has created outdoor pieces that make special reference to their settings while also showing the artist transmuting aesthetics of his earlier works in an ongoing exploration of naturally occurring forms and experimentations with materiality.

His works are held in private and public collections including the Arts Council, London; the British Council, London; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Channel 4 Television, London; Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Selected solo exhibitions include Your War - My Love, Galerie Simpson, Swansea (2018); Resistance is Fertile, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon (2015); Celestial Agriculture, New Art Centre, Salisbury (2015); The Rose Engine, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); The Asbo Mystery Play and other public works/ The Gild The Lily Files, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2011); and Spirits of Salt, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2009). Selected group exhibitions include Summer Exhibition 2020, RA Royal Academy of Arts, London (2020); Alan Kane: 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2019); On Paper, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (2018); Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent's Park, London (2018); Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Drawing Room Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London (2017); The Peculiar People, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2016); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Regenerate Art, Kunstverein München, Munich (2014); Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2010); E&K Arts Launch Collection (“the Exhibition”), Sotheby’s, London (2010); and The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives (2009).

Last updated: 06.05.2021