Gregg Simpson’s career spans almost six decades, and includes work done in a range of styles, particularly surrealism and abstraction. Browse the new work done in the mediums of painting, pastel, ink and mixed media.
From March 10 to March 31, you can browse a selection of 30 original works offered for 30% off the posted price. This deal also includes delivery anywhere within the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC. If you live in another part of Canada or the United States, contact us for shipping options.
Gregg Simpson is the subject of a BRAVO TV Documentary entitled A New Arcadia: The Art of Gregg Simpson. You can make an appointment to visit Gregg’s studio on Bowen Island, now the home of Coastal Patterns Gallery, formerly located in Artisan Square.
Nicole Donnely, a curator in Mexico City, wrote that Simpson’s paintings flux between the solid, rooted world and the ethereal. Writer and Surrealist historian, José Pierre, a colleague of André Breton in the Surrealist Group, wrote that Simpson knows how to add pyramids and clouds, geometry and the breeze, the palpable and the impalpable, the visible and the invisible
My work involved an evolution through aspects of surrealism and abstraction. I began in the 1960s as a hard-edge, Pop-influenced painter, who also did collages, drawings and multi-media. In the 1970’s I developed a neo-surrealist style, which eventually worked its way to a form of lyric abstraction. I now work on the border between abstraction and surrealism, between formal design and automatist gesture. A painting may evolve from shapes and forms into a lyrical, atmospheric work, or into one where a structure or contour suggests the figure, the landscape, or even still life, but transformed into a purely imaginative realm, a personal, yet universal, world of forms, the meaning of which changes with each viewer. I continue to emphasize the importance of mark making, automatism and improvisation, because the physical act is always necessary to create art.