simonSimon Plum is an artist based in the North-West of England who specialises in painting, drawing and intaglio printmaking.

Through paintings and etchings, with surreal and darkly humorous narratives, he explores the anxieties and absurdities of modern life. Animals and people are seen acting out increasingly strange and unlikely scenarios, such as chasing each other endlessly around the kitchen table; haplessly following each other in vintage cars in the middle of no-where; disappearing through secret doorways or clambering over rooftops.

He sees his work as partly biographical, evoking past memories and events then transposing them into something new; an on-going series of visual narratives that drift between comedy and tragedy, reality and fantasy, the past and the present.

Solo Exhibitions:

Adventure in the Northern Landscape
Stockport Art Gallery, Aug-Sept 2014

Simon Plum: Solo Exhibition
Parsonage Trust, Didsbury, May-June 2014

Down the Garden Path, drawings & etchings
Harris Museum, Preston Feb-April 2013

They Eat Culture: Salon Event
The Continental, Preston, March 2010

A Different Perspective
Blott Art Studios, Blackpool, June 2009

 

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2016, Mall Galleries, London

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2015, Kings Place Gallery, London

Adventures in a Northern Landscape, Lytham Heritage Centre, Sept 2015

ZZ2Z, Aa2a print exhibition, PR1 Gallery, Uclan, Preston, Dec. 2014

Beyond Appearances -Diversity of Drawing
Oxheys Mill Studios, Preston, July 2013 (also curator)

Printessentials
Artlab Contemporary Print, Astley Hall, Chorley, May-June 2012

Dogs in the Picture
Corte-Real Gallery, Paderne, Portugal, March 2012

Drawing Perspectives
Everyman Art Gallery, Chorlton, Sept 2011