Wednesday, October 7, 2015
DURCHBRUCH: Troy Simmons Solo Show
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—Artist Troy Simmons stretched the viewer’s imagination in his visual translation of nature’s role as an independent entity challenging mankind. He explores the theme of relationships in his latest series Revisiting Brutalism. Under the direction of JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery at 529 W 20th St, 6th floor, New York, NY. Simmons will showcase his new concrete work during his first New York City Solo Art Exhibition May 7th –June 6th.
Simmons describes his work as an exploration of incompatible binary relationships. He continues to challenge himself by creating unique pieces that expose the stable coexistence of opposites. Inspired by nature’s persistence to coexist despite the impact we impose, Simmons’ work is a contemporary re-incarnation of the Arte Povera genre. He uses concrete, color fields and organic forms to express his position on the harmonious existence of different entities.
Inspired by the devastating Guatemala City Sinkhole disasters of 2007 and 2010 Simmons has explored man’s inexorable transience and trauma of existence. His immersive mixed media work is constructed to explore both- the wake of disaster but also the persistence to survive.
Troy Simmons was born in 1975 in Texas and currently resides in Miami, Florida. His educational background is in Environmental Sciences and Architecture. Simmons' work is influenced by nature and the Brutalist Architecture movement of the 1950s. He uses concrete, color fields and organic forms to express his position on the coexistence of different entities. Simmons is represented by JanKossen Contemporary Art (New York/Basel, Switzerland) and is a resident artist at Bakehouse Art Complex in the Wynwood Art District.
Simmons’ more recent exhibitions include Art Paris (2015), The University of Miami Museum Gallery (2015), Boca Museum of Art (2014), Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL (2014).
Sample of his current work at www.TroySimmonsStudio.com.