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Lockdown World 2020 - Oil on Glass

Artist Statement

His latest artwork 'Lockdown World' was created during a time of self isolation and uncertainty. Tarrant says, ”living and working as an artist is a precarious way of life, with bursts of intense creativity tempered by repeated cycles of vacillating. Continually pondering the timing and relevance of your work, feels unnervingly like a microcosm of the volatile and challenging world we live in, be it politically or as human beings coming to terms with our endangered ecology.” Tarrant’s colourful artwork explores the celestial micro and macrocosms of our world. Depicting nature through deep-sea views, luminous landscapes and interstellar imagery - Tarrant takes his inspiration from space, time and matter - illustrating that everything is one and that the universe connects all.


Simon Tarrant is a London born self-taught artist and independent curator, and has gained a reputation for curating critically acclaimed pop-up exhibitions in unique and unusual spaces.

Showcasing both new and established artists, Simon draws upon his marketing and advertising background to promote a variety of charitable causes that support young people and the arts, as well as the LGBT+ arts community.

A colourist at heart his practice focusing on visually expressing the landscape through impasto oil paintings and mono-prints on glass. His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Art, Saatchi Gallery, Mall Galleries and as a Finalist of the Davy Portrait Awards.

"Luscious landcapes, tender portraits and Richterian abstractions on glass... an artist in love with his craft and with a belief in the pleasures of aesthetics." FAD Magazine

You can view more of Simon's work at and via the following:

Instagram: @tarrantsimon

Twitter: @TarrantSimon


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