Installation view of Ctrl at Turner Contemporary, 2013

Installation view of Ctrl at Turner Contemporary, 2013

Artist Statement

Linda Simon is an artist influenced by digital technology and data.  

Her work blurs the boundaries of the digital and physical worlds through the creation of objects and installations that reference the hidden spaces of the Internet, network communication topologies and computer operating systems. As a data collector she transforms abstract numbers into arresting visual patterns.

Preferring to use everyday materials, she approaches each piece through an exploration of the inherent physical qualities and relationship of the object to the subject. The process of constructing the work is often repetitive and time-consuming in stark contrast to the fast pace of technology.

Biography

Following a career as an IT professional, Linda Simon graduated from the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2013. She was one of seven artists to have her degree show piece Ctrl selected for display at the Turner Contemporary as part of the Platform Graduate Showcase Award. 

A member of the Maidstone based artist cooperative Making Art Work she lives and works from her studio in Kent.