Passionate for the unpredictable, artist Jonathan Simon has a desire to push beyond his own self-boundaries as a painter. His artwork, like the one shown here, is rooted in abstract expressionism and reflects his love for the impasto style. This heavy oil on canvas is as much about reduction as it is addition — it is a careful balance between heavy, intense strokes and delicate palette knife scrapes in order for the piece to take shapes emotionally.
"Originally from London, England, I would consider myself within the spectrum of emerging artists. Passionate for the unpredictable, with a desire to push beyond my own self-boundaries. My artwork is rooted in abstract expressionism and a love for the impasto style, my tool of choice remains the palette knife. A careful balance between heavy body, intense strokes, and careful widgets, the desire for the piece takes shape emotionally. My artistic process of removal becomes as relevant. I believe to truly feel the art you must get your nose in it, and be in its presence."