Sculpture. Installation. Drawing. Text.

“Mapping, ornament and other languages of systematic representation are a focus of my practice. My sculptural language transposes between the graphical and the spatial using the tropes of cartography, ethnographic ornament and scientific illustration. The resulting work is as much a map or model of itself as of its referent.”

Simeon Nelson is a sculptor, new media and interdisciplinary artist interested in convergences between science, religion and art, complexity theory and relationships between art, architecture urban sites and the natural world.

SCULPTURE and INSTALLATION

Desiring Machine

Desiring Machine laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne 38 x 10 x 10 meters 2008

Desiring Machine
laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together
Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne
38 x 10 x 10 meters
2008

Desiring Machine (side view) laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne 38 x 10 x 10 meters 2008

Desiring Machine (side view)
laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together
Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne
38 x 10 x 10 meters
2008

Desiring Machine (detail) laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne 38 x 10 x 10 meters 2008

Desiring Machine (detail)
laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together
Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne
38 x 10 x 10 meters
2008

Desiring Machine (detail) laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne 38 x 10 x 10 meters 2008

Desiring Machine (detail)
laser-cut 16- 24mm galvanized steel plate, sections welded and bolted together
Permanent installation, Eastlink Motorway, Melbourne
38 x 10 x 10 meters
2008

 

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Relicario

Relicário laser cut melamine coated MDF Installation: Cairns Regional Gallery, Australia 400cm x 300cm x 200 cms 2011-12

Relicário
laser cut melamine coated MDF
Installation: Cairns Regional Gallery, Australia
400cm x 300cm x 200 cms
2011-12

 

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Plenum

Plenum computer generated hi definition projection St Oswalds Church, Durham 2010-14

Plenum
computer generated hi definition projection
St Oswalds Church, Durham
2010-14

PLENUM, Simeon Nelson, LUMIERE 2011, produced by Artichoke in Durham. Photo Matthew Andrews
Exploring the complementary accounts of creation found in science and religion, Simeon Nelson’s projection begins with a perfect grid of dots which slowly decays into chaos, accompanied by a soundtrack by Rob Godman, with coding by Nick Rothwell.

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All Our Ancestors

All Our Ancestors Cardboard, bolts, thread, bottles 260 x 260 x 200 cms collaborative sculpture installed at Commune 1 Gallery Cape Town 2014

All Our Ancestors
Cardboard, bolts, thread, bottles 260 x 260 x 200 cms
collaborative sculpture installed at Commune 1 Gallery Cape Town
2014

 

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Paratekton Tower

Paratekton Tower Laser cut plywood, paint 320 x 180 x 180 cms 2010-15

Paratekton Tower
Laser cut plywood, paint
320 x 180 x 180 cms
2010-15

Paratekton Tower (detail) Laser cut plywood, paint 320 x 180 x 180 cms 2010-15

Paratekton Tower (detail)
Laser cut plywood, paint
320 x 180 x 180 cms
2010-15

Paratekton Box

Paratekton Box

 

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Horns of the Dilemma

Horns of the Dilemma Cor-ten steel 326 x 90 x 100 cms 2015

Horns of the Dilemma
Cor-ten steel
326 x 90 x 100 cms
2015

 

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DRAWINGS and TEXTS

Infinitesimal (Vibrant Crystal Pulsing Atom)

Infinitesimal (Vibrant Crystal Pulsing Atom) self adhesive vinyl wall drawing 250 cm x 250 cms 2007

Infinitesimal (Vibrant Crystal Pulsing Atom)
self adhesive vinyl wall drawing
250 cm x 250 cms
2007

 

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Matter Pattern

Matter-Pattern self adhesive vinyl wall text 2011

Matter-Pattern
self adhesive vinyl wall text
2011

 

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Yocto/Yotta

Yocto/Yotta self adhesive vinyl wall text 2011

Yocto/Yotta
self adhesive vinyl wall text
2011

 

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Oncopolis

Oncopolis Ink on paper 297 x 420cm

Oncopolis
Ink on paper
297 x 420cm

 

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http://simeon-nelson.com/

All images copyright and courtesy of Simeon Nelson

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