Until September 24, 2023, the Now Gallery in London’s Greenwich is hosting a fascinating exhibition revealing the artistic talent of Simone Brewster. In “The Shape of Things“, the contemporary artist explores the concept of intimate architecture and communicates the public’s perception of the beauty, representative and talismanic values of the objects used to empower us.
Simone Brewster is recognized as one of the leading artists of contemporary design. Appreciated for the quality and precision of her work, she succeeds in communicating precise values and thoughts in her artworks. “The Shape of Things” is a sensitive exhibition of objects that achieves a compelling personal connotation through the interaction and tension observed between the works on display and the public. The exhibition features Simone Brewster’s varied artistic creations, ranging from painting and sculpture to furniture and jewelry.
Through her work, she investigates the effect of texture and three-dimensional forms on intimate notions such as memory and emotion. Simone Brewster also investigates the language subtly hidden behind the design aesthetics used in her creations, a design style inherent in ideals of race, gender, equality among others, as well as societal norms. “The Shape of Things” presents Simone Brewster‘s original and exhilarating approach to art. The architecture and design of her works immerse viewers in a unique panorama of vivid, eye-catching shapes and colors. These creations sow and nurture a new perception of objects and their everyday use.
In the context of diaspora, through an imposing visual language, the multidisciplinary artist blends Western and African visual languages with ease, breaking down the barriers separating these two histories, one with material forms and the other steeped in cultural traditions. Her work exposes this intermingling of race, memory, heritage, gender, tradition and form. Some of the main pieces in “The Shape of Things” are imbued with this cultural association, including the works Negress and Tropical Noire, each of which refers to a part of the history linking Western modernity and African tradition.
Simone Brewster will also unveil a brand-new series of comb sculptures inspired by African hairstyles and in honor of her heritage. These sculptures discreetly address political design on themes of gender, race and visibility in architectural and conceptual spheres while celebrating African heritage and black British design.
“The Shape of Things“, an exhibition at Now Gallery on London’s Greenwich Peninsula, reveals Simone Brewster’s inventive, bold style. For art lovers, it’s a first opportunity to observe all the works of this contemporary multidisciplinary artist in a single art space. The paintings, jewelry, sculptures and drawings presented in the exhibition explore the contours of Simone Brewster’s art, an architectural ethnic art that delicately points to themes of beauty, femininity, race and function through a modern and traditional artistic approach.