Mack, Simon

Simon Mack
international multi-media artist / curator/ content provider/ a/v remixer
video (solo and as Hargreaves + Mack) ,photography + sound as [d]-fekt / [a:ntenna.

simonmack77@gmail.com

http://4art.com/profile/simonmack

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile&id=118495137

Formal training :BSc in Urban/Social Policy, but largely self-taught in art.

The themes I explore in my work are society and  contemporary life, excesses of capitalism, social control, consumerism and waste, division, constant change and the struggle for freedom and autonomy. Objectives: To produce simpler dynamic visual works based on observation and concern for society and individual autonomy. Formative influences include contemporary design/advertising, FTSE, designers republic, Neo-Realism, Suprematism, J.M.W.Turner, Kruger

You can explore Simon’s video channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmack77/featured

news:
Current Projects 2011/12:
1) “Norm/No-madic Lives” – Melbourne,Liverpool,London,LA,Berlin : TBC
2) “The Garden of Eden” – social photo series as part of LOOK11 International Photo festival, Liverpool :
http://www.look2011.co.uk/gallery/the-garden-of-eden/
3) ArtDriveJapan: online interactive art bid project in aid of disaster in Japan :http://www.artdrivejapan.com/
4) “Little Benefits” group show – Cultivate gallery, vyner st, London – Oct 2011
5) “Easy Objects”- group exhibtion, Dirty Linen gallery, Queensland, Australia
– Dec 2011
6) TheSmack77 channel on YouTube – visual experiments in short film/art video + music. solo artist + collaborative projects channel
exhibitions:
Globe café gallery,Shoreditch,London 2000
View Gallery, Liverpool 2000
Hanover Gallery, Liverpool(Curator/artist-joint exhibition 2001
View Gallery, Liverpool 2001
Stringray café gallery, London N1 2001
Jump Ship Rat group show, Liverpool 2002
Liverpool Biennial (Independent group show):2002
Islington Arts Factory, London
(curator + artist of group show):2003
Freestyle group show, TheEggspace gallery,Lpl 2005
First solo exhibition : The Lauries Centre, Birkenhead, Merseyside 2007
Novas Gallery, summer show, Camden, London 2007
Dot Art , Liverpool (ongoing exhibiting artist) 2007 + 2008
Eggspace gallery,Liverpool 2008
Lpl IndependentsBiennial / dot-art warehouse exhition 2008
The Lauries Centre,Birkenhead :”[this was-now]” solo exhibtion March/April 2009
Bereznitsky Galerie/Museum Man, Berlin :”reliquaries of empires dust” April  2009
LCDP/dot-art public art Commission,Liverpool – July 2009
The Foundry, London “post-financial/meltdown/logo/ownership/reversal” exhibition Aug/Sep 2009
Tee Haus Project artshow(w/St.+St.), Berlin – November 2009
Zero BLank Eye Candy (collaborative exhibition) – the Lauries Centre, Birkenhead : ongoing in 2010