Simon Kennedy’s paintings are imbued with romanticism of varying shades of darkness. Sublime landscapes paintings of stoats, polar bears and pigs evoke a 19th century inherited vision transposed onto a colonial landscape. In other works disembodied limbs hover above landscapes whilst their bloodier counterparts litter interior settings. Portraits of historic and fictional women investigate the intricacies, strengths and vulnerabilities of human nature.Read More
Simon lives and works in Sydney.
Kennedy graduated from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in Dunedin New Zealand with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996. He has had solo exhibitions at Gallery 9 and with Marshall Seifert Gallery in Dunedin. Kennedy has been included in group exhibitions in Melbourne and New Zealand, including at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. In 2005 Kennedy won the Waiheke Art Prize.