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".

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

Simon Attwood print archive

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Title: Constellation
Medium: Single colour linocut
Paper size: 57 x 76 cm
Edition size: 25
Price: R 2 800 (excl. VAT)

"Constellation is a print of a side-striped jackal. The reference that I used to compose the piece came from an image of a jackal caught on a camera trap at night near my family’s home in Mpumalanga. I had fun with the interaction between light and dark in the composition, using white points against a pitch black background to reveal an animal’s accidental self-portrait. The photograph that this image comes from is also important to me because I shared it with my grandmother before she died. She was delighted with the ghostly image of this sly nocturnal canine. After her death, I composed this linocut as a way of tying up an important chapter in my life and of sharing an image that I delight in. Upon close inspection, the creature fades into a fictional constellation of stars just as memories of my grandmother fade into a nonsensical constellation of highlights upon close inspection”. Simon Attwood 2020


Title: Skinner
Medium: Five colour lithograph
Paper size: 43 x 29.8 cm
Image size: 35 x 25.5
Edition size: 25
Price: R 2 500 (excl. VAT)

"Skinner is a metaphorical self-portrait. Outside of making artworks, I often spend time scavenging and collecting the remains of dead creatures. These remains are precious to me and are symbolically significant because they previously held the life and consciousness of another being. Some of the bodies that I find are fresh, casualties of snares left by poachers or of collisions with reckless drivers. In these cases I often peel off the pelt and preserve it in an act of tribute to the beast that once occupied it. In this print I look at the act of skinning both literally and metaphorically as a way of forming my identity and of paying a visceral tribute to the past”. Simon Attwood 2020


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."
Simon Attwood, 2019


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)

This print refers to the snares that are constantly set by poachers in the veld and which Attwood finds and removes as often as he can. Sometimes he is too late and the animal has rotted away, leaving it’s bones behind.


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


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: 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)

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