Simeon Barclay lives in Leeds. Barclay is interested in exploring the dynamic nature of language, the mediated image, and in objects that both seduce and provoke.

These impulses are understood in relation to the human condition, an existence Barclay perceives as being caught up in the tumultuous, unfixed process of situating and defining ourselves within culture and tradition.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Hero Wears Clay Shoes, Tate Britain, London (2017); Man’s Not Ready, STCTHOTS, Leeds, UK (2015); Where Did It All Go Wrong, Dam Projects, London, UK (2015). Group exhibitions include True Players, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2015); The Feast Wagon, The Tetley, Leeds, UK (2015); A British Art Show, Meyohas, New York, USA (2015).

Simeon Barclay was a Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist. Barclay was paired with Rattanamol Johal (C-MAP Fellow for Asia in the department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA in New York, USA).

Simeon Barclay at Liverpool Biennial 2016

I Walk On The Road Because Frankly I Don’t Care For Foxes (Mighty Sparrow V Lord Kitchener), 2014
Bronze, broom handle, bright gold spray paint

Isabella is my Muse, Flash broke all the Rules, 2014
Aluminium, black acrylic, adhesive vinyl

An Arrangement on Blue (swamp rat skank), 2015
Aluminium, blue acrylic, adhesive vinyl

Plug Static HSP001, 2015
Aluminium, vinyl on foamex

All exhibited at the India Buildings