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31" x 20" x 11" / 79cms x 51cms x 28cms


Bronze sculpture of a falcon perching. 



Born in Yorkshire in 1958, Gudgeon ‘lived deep in the countryside on the family farm, learning the essential arts of observation, evaluation and interpretation of how animals and birds behave, both with each other and man’. After studying law at Reading University, he qualified as a solicitor, starting painting only in his thirties and first exhibiting at London’s Battersea Exhibition Centre in 1992. An impulse purchase of artist’s clay at the age of 40 led into his career as a sculptor, in which he was able to respond to that which lay closest to his heart: the natural world. Since then Gudgeon has attained worldwide recognition, showing works in London, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Paris and the Netherlands, and providing works for high profile collections.

  • One of Britains leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has a signature smooth style that marvellously concentrates spirit and nature. His minimalist, semi-abstract forms depict both movement and the emotion of a moment, captured with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. Making an object that is not essentially utilitarian defines humanity; it is the concept of beauty.

    A sculpture, on a superficial level must encapsulate beauty; it must uplift the spirit and enhance its surroundings. But on a deeper level it should resonate with the viewer and have a subconscious appeal to their emotions, whether those emotions are the same as the artist intended is not important, what is important is that the viewer connects with the art.Simon is best known for his monumental sculpture Serenity installed in Londons Hyde Park, and Search for Enlightenment installed on the banks of the Thames.

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