Simon Attwood

Simon Attwood (b.1997) is a young artist who became interested in print making whilst working on his high school art portfolio. He is currently studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA where he has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship.

"As an artist, I am interested in the relationship between the individual and their environment (namely the sociopolitical structures they interact within and the natural environment that they eke sustenance from). In my work, I aim to make the viewer reflect on their own interactions in these fields and the impact that they have on the world. I do this by criticizing the shortfalls of the politically powerful and addressing the devastating impacts of human greed on the environment".

Watch Simon Attwood's animations:

The Scavengers of a Broken Country, Milk the Snake, Coligny and others here.

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Title: Point of Disorder
Medium: Eight colour lithograph
Paper size: 64 x 85 cm
Image size: 57 x 77.5
Edition size: 25
Price: R 4 000 (excl. VAT)

I had several concerns that were at the back of my mind while making the print. These concerns carried on looping back to the idea of morality and limits. "Point of Disorder" alludes to the heavily used phrase 'point of order', words that are issued after a tipping point has been reached in parliamentary meetings. I am more interested in the 'point of disorder' itself, the point at which chaos wins, the point at which the tables turn and a moment in time when the laws of nature take over the laws of humans. I also pose a series of questions with this work: at what point does an action become immoral? Where is the line drawn? Is eating meat moral? If yes, is hunting moral? If yes, is hunting to extinction moral? We often draw the lines at questionable places and the lines of this image question those decisions. (The choice of the dark-capped bulbul head is symbolically important to me, it is the bird that alarms other birds to the presence of a snake. Growing up, I learnt to be cautious of its racket. The bulbul is symbolic of warning and danger.)


Title: Cable Ghost
Medium: Cliché verre chine collé lithograph
Paper size: 44.2 x 34 cm
Image Size: 33.7 x 26.2 cm
Edition size: 15
Price: R 1 800 (excl. VAT)


Title: Poacher's Adversary
Medium: Maniere noir lithograph
Paper size: 39.5 x 48 cm
Edition size: 45
Price: R 1 575 (excl. VAT)

“Trees are an important part of the landscape that I call home. I spend hours exploring the veld and enjoying their presence. Sometimes these hours are interrupted by the discovery of snares set by clandestine poachers. After the snare has killed its catch, the body lies there for hours. During this time vultures and other scavengers can reclaim that which is naturally theirs. The vulture is the poacher's adversary. It can alert authorities to the presence of a poached animal and can also steal back that animal. This print pays tribute to the work of the vulture and the magnificence of its perch, a weathered Marula tree”. Simon Attwood, 2019

Detail of Poachers Adversary showing vulture profile.


Title: Lord of Nothing
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 75 x 106 cm
Edition size: 10
Price: SOLD OUT

"The therianthropic form of a human with the head of an ibis indicates how people are an integrated part of the environment. Humans cannot assume that they are not part of the environment. If we cut down all the forests of the world and hunt every last bird and animal we will be unable to survive. By firing an arrow into the heart of a bird we are firing an arrow into the heart of humanity. By killing the natural world, people are killing themselves. After the natural resources run out, people will become the rulers of a world containing nothing other than them selves. Just like the ominous figure in this linocut, we will become the lord of nothing. People will be left stranded in a world of dust and homogenous, lifeless emptiness. The birds receding in the background represent the loss of species and the scarcity of the world’s natural resources. The ibis skull is symbolic of the knowledge and wisdom that the ancient Egyptian god, Thoth, represented. People have such a great scientific understanding of the world, yet we are destroying it. The skull is lifeless and represents the cruel, thoughtless, cold-hearted way in which people kill the beings of the natural world in order to gain a surplus of wealth. A surplus of human wealth ultimately causes a scarcity of natural resources”. Simon Attwood 2016


Title: The Last Laugh
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 75 x 106 cm
Edition size: 10
Price: R 3 150 (excl. VAT)


Title: Sikhova (Owl)
Medium: Maniere noir lithograph
Paper size: 42.5 x 50 cm
Edition size: 20
Price: SOLD OUT


Title: Killing Time: Disease
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 55.5 x 76.5 cm
Edition size: 10
Price: SOLD OUT


Title: Silent Decimation
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 48 x 61.5 cm
Edition size: 20
Price: SOLD OUT


Title: King Liar
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 38 x 46 cm
Edition size: 20
Price: R 1 050 (excl. VAT)


Title: Growth of the Mind
Medium: Hand Coloured linocut
Paper size: 56 x 77 cm
Edition size: 100
Price: R 1 575 (excl. VAT)


Title: Marula
Medium: Single colour  linocut
Paper size: 57.5 x 60 cm
Edition size: 20
Price: R 1 575 (excl. VAT)
THERE IS ONLY 1 PRINT LEFT FROM THIS EDITION FOR SALE


Title: Stuart Trent
Medium: Single colour  linocut with hand colouring
Edition size: 1
Price: Commissioned by Stuart Trent for his collection of portraits 2018.


Face it

"A series of sixteen portraits that I have compiled of people from around the world that I have got to know since 2016, six of which were for a commission for Radio Kalahari Orkes. These portraits acknowledge the role that normal people play in building the society we all live in. This series recognizes individuals as important role players in the bigger picture and the fabric of society. It aims to draw the recognition away from the powerful and influential leaders of the world who often times do more damage and less good than the individual who has little political influence". Simon Attwood, 2017


Title: Abi Shetlane
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price:  SOLD OUT


Title: Bradley Cooper
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Friso Woudstra
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: SOLD OUT


Title: Ibraheem Ameen
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


eTitle: Kelvin Sessan
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Ian Roberts
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Alicia van Dyk
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl.  VAT)


Title: Lerato Takana
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: SOLD OUT


Title: Wynand Davel
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Chaeyeong Jeong
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Samirah Jaigirdar
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Barry Steenkamp
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Leticia Muiuane
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Mohab Younis
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Jeanne Coppens
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)


Title: Mohamed Diallo
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm
Edition size: 7
Price: R 300 (excl. VAT)