About Simon Birch
Simon Birch is a U.K.-born artist, who is a permanent resident of Hong Kong, China. Although much of his work is and has been large, figurative oil paintings, over the last few years Birch has ventured into film and installation work culminating in some particularly notable large-scale projects: Azhanti High Lightning (2007, Singapore), This Brutal House (April 2008, Hong Kong) and the 20,000sq ft multimedia installation â€˜HOPE & GLORY: A Conceptual Circusâ€™ (April 2010, ArtisTree, Hong Kong) which represents a new level of integration of Birchâ€™s conceptual, material and aesthetic concerns. These large multimedia projects included film, paintings, installation, sculpture, and performance housed in specifically configured spaces.
Birch is winner of the 2007 Louis Vuitton Asian Art award and is represented internationally by London gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts. His work has been featured and reviewed in many international publications, including Artforum, The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune, Time Out and the New York Times.
Upcoming shows at Ben Brown HK in April 2013, London October 1014.