John Simpson - Omega and The Bear


1020mm x 760mm
9 colour screenprint on Somerset 410gsm paper
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered by the artist
Published by Eyestorm

John Simpson's "Omega and The Bear" sees his first publication with leading Fine Art Publishers, Eyestorm. The title from Simpson’s new work ‘Omega and the Bear’ refers to a prose poem written by Edvard Munch entitled ‘Alpha and Omega’. Written as an alternative version of Adam and Eve, Omega (Eve) decides that the company of animals is preferable, over that of Alpha (Adam). 

Drawing forms the principle point for John Simpson’s work, which engages much folk lore and mythology, and behavioural patterns between man and fellow beast. Simpsons resulting work sits somewhere between childhood imagination and adult reasoning. Simpson’s palette is frequently monochromatic, with the occasional interference or splash of vivid colour. Simpson’s paints using a monotype process (primarily a printmaking method) to achieve a sensitivity of drawing and painting that is unachievable from direct touch of a pen or artists brush. 

John Simpson was born in Gloucestershire in 1975. He first studied at the University of Gloucestershire and then later at The Cambridge School of Art. Simpson has exhibited in London, New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil. His recent Wonderland series was commissioned to appear alongside Sir John Tenniel’s original woodblock prints and Salvador Dali’s lithographs in Lewis Carroll’s Yorkshire.