Simon Bacon is an expressionist figurative sculptor. He has an MA in Sculptural Practice from Colchester School of Art and previously trained in sculpture at the London Atelier of Representational Art as a pupil of Valentina Zlatarova. He is represented by some of the leading galleries representing sculpture in the UK. His work and process is shaped by a deep interest in the body, philosophy of mind, consciousness and spirituality. He has a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has been an Osteopath for over 25 years.
His work references phenomenological concepts of the body and self and the relationship between the mind, body and spirit. He references existential themes of identity, which are embodied through the narrative of the making. The surfaces and forms of the sculptures often appear fragile, eroded and fragmented to represent our relationship with the physical, psychological and spiritual, as well as conflicts between our inner subjective reality and an outer “other” reality and the struggle with the uncertainty and ambiguity of life.
The sculptures undergo a number of stages from initial modelling in clay to pieces that are ultimately cast in bronze. Representational work is gradually deconstructed, fragmented and altered through process and making until the finished pieces become unique transformed figurative forms. For Simon, it is important that each piece is unique, reflecting our own existence and lives.