Artist - Simon Bedwell
Simon Bedwell, born 1963 in Croydon. Designed poster for Transport for London 2004
Simon Bedwell lives and works in London. Between 1990 and 2003 he produced work under the name BANK, a studio-based collaboration of artists. Since 2003, he has emerged as prominent solo artist. Using simple computer software, Bedwell merges images from popular culture to form of kind of digital collage. The ephemeral imagery of the streets, including newspapers, flyers and posters, become intertwined with his own invented additions. The resultant compositions become new images with renewed meaning. In 2004, Bedwell was nominated for Beck's Futures. All nominees were commissioned by Platform for Art and the Institute of Contemporary Arts to design a set of posters specifically for Piccadilly Circus Station.