One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has developed a minimalist, semi-abstract style, capturing movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. His pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.
Gudgeon’s work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA. In 2009, Gudgeon’s sculpture Isis was installed in Hyde Park, London, the first such installation there for over 50 years. HRH the Prince of Wales also has an Isis sculpture which was installed at Highgrove House, Gloucestershire in 2011. A new monumental sculpture Search for Enlightenment was installed at Millbank, London in October 2011 next to Tate Britain and also at One Hyde Park, described as London’s most prestigious address.
Recent projects include the launch of a new series of kinetic sculptures at a one-man exhibition, in February 2013, entitled Transitions, at the Halcyon Gallery in London. These carefully engineered sculptures are based on balance and movement, while simultaneously adjusting to the weather patterns of their potential outdoor placement.
Always challenged and excited by the extremes and dynamics of nature, Gudgeon is relentlessly innovative in the studio, aiming to ‘move away from the purely representational towards something that has a deeper subtext and, as it expresses ... thoughts and emotions, is more satisfying to create’. He continues to create and develop new ideas while his work is displayed permanently at Sculpture by the Lakes, with the Diehl Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and at Halcyon Gallery, London.