'Bench Painting Untitled', Michael Simpson
Oil on canvas,
183 x 365.5 cm
This is a 'Bench Painting'. It is the last work of a series which I began in 1989.
Born in Dorset in 1940, Michael Simpson lives and works in Wiltshire. He attended
Bournemouth College of Art 1958-60 and the Royal College of Art London 1960-63. Solo exhibitions include 'Six Large Paintings' Bristol Museum and Art
Gallery 1973, 'Paintings 1980-1983' Arnolfini Gallery Bristol 1983, 'Recent
Paintings' Serpentine Gallery London 1985, 'Bench Paintings' 1992-1995
Arnolfini Gallery and Oriel 31 Newtown 1996, 'Bench Paintings, Recent Work'
2005-2006 David Risley Gallery London 2007, 'Bench Paintings and works on
paper' Volta New York 2008, 'The Bench Painting Series, A Survey', 1989-2010
URA Istanbul (supported by the British Council) forthcoming 2010. His fourth
'John Moores' exhibition.