"Arthur Simms, artist, in his studio" under CC BY-SA 4.0

Arthur Simms from New York to St. Gallen

Arthur Simms: an explosion of world cultures and spirituality in his sculptures.

The Jamaican-American artist Arthur Simms is currently being showcased at LOK, the culture lab for contemporary art, in St. Gallen. This unique opportunity allows us to admire the sculptures of one of the most powerful contemporary artists of our time.

Simms's sculptures are crafted fromrecycled and natural materials such as bedsprings, empty bottles, bicycles, and worn-out toys, often bound with rope or wire to narrate stories of personal identity, family, spiritual and physical journeys, erotic tensions and nostalgia for home. Simms work delves into the intersection of nature, emotion, and abstraction, inviting viewers into a realm of vibrant energy and introspection.

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"Arthur Simms. Chair with my Hair" is displayed at the LOK, St. Gallen since 7 July 2024.

Read more about Arthur Simms: "Arthur Simms and the Skin of Disparate Objects", by Yinka Elujoba, New York Times (2023). 

Take a look to the below video, a conversation with artist Arthur Simms along with Professor of Art History and African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine, Bridget R. Cooks, Ruth and William Lubic Professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, David Scott moderated by Director of SculptureCenter, Sohrab Mohebbi on the occasion of the exhibition, Arthur Simms, 'The Miracle of Burano'.
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