Simon Periton (b. 1964) trained at Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. His work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation. Marked often by an elaborate and sensuous style, his work reflects influences as diverse as fin de siècle aestheticism, the visual language of punk, cinema, and the occult.
Throughout his career, Periton has developed an idiosyncratic visual language imbued with personal mythology and executed with acute precision. In various publicly commissioned artworks and sculptures (for example, Farringdon Station for Crossrail; at the New Art Centre, Roche Court; ROQ University of Oxford; and the Brentford Connection), Periton has created outdoor pieces that make special reference to their settings while also showing the artist transmuting aesthetics of his earlier works in an ongoing exploration of naturally occurring forms and experimentations with materiality.
He has exhibited widely in Britain and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Your War My Love, Galerie Simpson, Swansea, 2019; The Rose Engine, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); Resistance is Fertile, Waddesdon Manor; Celestial Agriculture, New Art Centre, Roche Court (both 2015). His work has been included in prominent group shows including 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK (2019); Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regents Park, London (2018); Regenerate Art, Kunstverein Muenchen, Munich, Germany (2014); The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, UK (2009); Wunschwelten, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2007); and the Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London (2004, 2007, and 2020).