Simon Swingler

(1986)

Smart?Phone 1

Simon Swingler

Acrylic on Gesso Board, edge painted

500mm high, 400mm wide, 38mm deep

$550

Smart?Phone 2

Simon Swingler

Acrylic on Gesso Board, edge painted

700mm high, 500mm wide, 38mm deep

SOLD

Smart?Phone 3

Simon Swingler

Acrylic on Gesso Board, edge painted

700mm high, 500mm wide 38mm deep

$700

To purchase any of the pieces above, please contact ocga@cgs.vic.edu.au

Commission for the Ron Wootton Memorial Fund: 20%

I began painting and exhibiting as an artist in 2016. I have been determined to renew my enjoyment of painting, focusing on colour mixing and brush techniques. My art tackles topics of greed, revenge, and just the general strangeness of human nature.

My current series Smart?Phone investigates the impact these blinking, buzzing devices have on our awareness, and particularly the disconnection and disassociation they cause. My art draws influence from my commercial practices of graphic design and illustration. In those years I have designed many graphic identities including significant projects for Australia (as a tourism and business destination), and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

I have also illustrated over 21 published books and exhibited in various illustration exhibitions.