Siméon Artamonov (b.1988) is a French artist based in London. His work comprises oil paint, works on paper and digital media, and is held in private and corporate collections around the world. His colourful, vibrant canvases have been exhibited throughout London, including Grid Art Fair, Roy’s People Art Fair, Espacio Gallery, and Trinity Art Gallery.
Artamonov’s dynamic brushstrokes, bright colour palette and geometrical shapes infuse his compositions with an exhilarating sense of joy and tranquility. His use of solid patterns and intricate motifs adds a mesmerising, almost tactile quality to the paintings.
His body of work Reminiscence (2020) showcases imaginary landscapes, where natural elements like colourful trees and bright suns convey a dream-like atmosphere. His abstract paintings display undulating shapes, delicate texture and glowing astral orbs that capture the attention and invite contemplation.
Born in Russia and raised in France, Artamonov graduated with a Master in Digital Design from GOBELINS School, Paris in 2014. Fascinated by painting from a young age, he honed his technique by enrolling in extra classes in institutions like the Beaux Arts de Paris.
His approach to shapes and colours is influenced by the art movement Cubism, where objects were painted from different angles so as to appear fragmented. Under Artamonov’s brush, this modernist approach of combining separate slivers into a new reality lends the artworks an ebullient quality. This is further emphasised by the innate rhythm and liveliness of his compositions (a musicality Artamonov attributes to growing up with musician parents), which is visible in the gold spheres that dance above a fish bowl (His Own World, 1, 2018) or the flame-like waves that ripple and swirl around a full moon (Sail at Night, 2019).
Artamonov’s background in digital art and design is apparent in his ability to turn emotions and concepts into visual, evocative scenes. Previous series are, for instance, informed by the bittersweet acceptance that a happy experience is a fleeting moment in time, and cannot be recaptured the same way again (A Missing Souvenir, 2017); or his attempt at depicting the idea of a place, rather than the exact place itself (Geography, 2015).
From sublime landscapes to the more mundane subjects, Artamonov’s paintings offer an invitation into quiet worlds where colour and energy escape the limit of the canvas.
- Summer Salon, Candid Art Gallery, Torrens Street, London, 22nd July - 7th August 2022
- Winter Market - N4 Makers' Market - November 2021 - Harringey Warehouse District - 195 Eade Road, Unit D N4 1DN
- Chromatic Terrain (Online presentation) View.artsime
- · Candid Christmas Show at Candid Art Gallery, Angel, London.
- - · Online Winter Show · Online.
- - · Online Solo Show · Reminiscence · Online.
- - · Corridor Exhibition vol. 5 at Harringey warehouse district, London, UK.
- to · Reveries at Espacio Gallery, Brick Lane, London, UK.
- – · Candid Art Show 2020 at Candid Art Gallery, Angel, London, UK.
- – 12 January 2020 · Winter Exhibition at Candid Art Gallery.
- 6 - 8 December 2019 · Corridor Exhibition Vol.4 - Currently, is this the future? at Harringay Warehouse District, London.
- 21 September - 19 October 2019 · Nunhead Popup Art Show at Gallery 32.
- September 2019 · Discovery Sessions at Trinity Art Gallery.
- 18 July to 25 August 2019 · Summer Salon at Candid Art Gallery.
- 14 June - 31 July 2019 · Mutated Landscape at Trinity Art Gallery.
- 27 April 2019 · Art House April, London Fields.
- 6 December 2018 - 27th January 2019 · Winter Show at Trinity Gallery, City Island, London.
- November 2018 · Roy's People Art Fair, Bargehouse Oxo Tower.
- September 2018 · Art house September, London Fields.
- June 2018 · Art house, London Fields.
- April 2018 · Grid Art Fair, South Bank.
- October 2016 · I'm not Creative - Show at LARC.