BIO
Simon Victor
United Kingdom. 1977
Lives and work in Austin, TX. USA

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in various media ranging from traditional painting to abstract digital art, live video art & experimental new media. 

1996 Foundation Diploma in Fine Art from Bourne Grammar School.
2000  Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Film, University of Plymouth

Since then I have worked & traveled extensively as an artist and filmmaker to countries such as Morocco, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, amongst others. In 2005 I moved to the United States to live & work. Using my illustration & media art skills I have been working in various roles as a concept artist, storyboard artist, art director, creative director & live TV studio director in both Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. I have exhibited by skills and video work at SXSW film festival in Austin TX. I also experiment with live video art & projected animations which I have incorporated into live VJ performances at dance music venues such as The Vulcan Gas Company 

Simon Victor

RESIDENCIES

The City of...

03.04.2018 to 27.04.2018



Exploring and absorbing the city's atmosphere of the writer who has inspired and guided him to reflect about many different existential concepts such as mortality - time - duality - above/bellow - is what Simon Victor, a British multi-disciplinary artist based in Austin, USA, is willing to do during his residency at 'ace.

By researching texts, essays, interviews and videos related to Jorge Luis Borges, Victor will develop an installation work which will play with the ideas of labyrinths, reflections, the fragmented, etc.   

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

The project would center on the juxtaposition between youth and the older history of the city exploring the theme of immortality. In much of Borges' work I believe he plays with this theme of Immortality and I think it is a concept intimate to all humans. It means different things to us at different times of life. Young people usually behave as if they are invincible as they were blessed with rude health and naivety. However this changes as we age as we slowly realize how fragile we are. Being human is irrevocably linked to mortality. The concept of immortality is a fantasy and seems to be intimately connected with our knowledge that one day we will die: "Memento Mori".