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Simon Read


I have always regarded drawing as my way of coming to grips with an idea on the assumption that if I can generate a satisfactory graphic solution, I shall have reached a more complete understanding of its subject.

More recently, I have become preoccupied by the immediacy of our environmental predicament. For me, drawing represents a way into this debate. Through it I feel able to negotiate the huge range of specialist data that might otherwise reduce me to a sense of impotence.

I am convinced that it is possible to lay claim to these issues as cultural phenomena and to develop strategies for how they can be possessed in a wider public context.



Light reflecting off a dark surface - Gibbous Moon 1992 - Pencil, 125cm diameter