Simon Hitchens

Elected Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1998, he is the winner of the 2003 Millfield School Sculpture Competition and was short listed for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2004. He frequently exhibits in solo and group exhibitions as well as undertaking large scale public commissions. His minimal sculptures belie the technical difficulty and drama of their making, work that has a serenity and beauty about it not often seen in the contemporary art world, and which explores contrasts of all kinds with an economy of means that has become his trademark. “I aim to make work that operates on the edge of perception, somewhere between the physical and the metaphysical, a kind of exploration of the peripheral. Work that is both about presence and absence.”