Simon shows us the peaks and valleys of using his own studio as a medium
With it’s large weighted steel structures, suspended lights, hidden rags, classified pigments, divided materials, draped textiles, and carefully positioned rocks, Simon Linington experiments with treating the landscape as a body. Serving as an extension of life, his works are driven by measuring the passage of time, alongside recycling, re-using, and re-working his pieces to adapt to their variable environment. “I am surrounded by artworks, books, magazines, materials, and things I have collected – candy, camera lenses, rocks, sand paintings, etc”. His works not only address everyday life, but also use everyday life itself “I enjoy looking at these things and they inspire my practice. I put materials and tools down where I have used them and that’s where they stay. I like to see where and how I have worked, and it creates areas for different activities that I can move between.” The artist cheerfully welcomed us to his Hackney-Wick based studio for a chat, just a week before opening his solo show “Everything is Medicine” at Lily Brooke, 3 Ada Road.