Rich Simmons  (British, 1986) 

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Rich Simmons (British, b.1986) is an award-winning rising star in the British art scene. Simmons’s work first exploded onto the commercial art scene with a street art piece celebrating the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. The piece, entitled Future ***King, depicted the royal couple as Sid and Nancy of the Sex Pistols, capturing the feelings of a nation in a fresh and witty manner. Images of the work reached a global audience within hours of its completion.

Rich went on to exhibit in several group shows at The Opera Gallery on New Bond Street and had a solo pop-up show as part of London Fashion Week. A successful sale at a Bonham’s street art auction and a cover magazine feature about being the first street artist to go to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, rounded out a hugely successful 2011.

Rich’s artwork deconstructs objects and relationships that are dear to him. He compartmentalizes items and subcultures and celebrates their relationships. Involving the viewer in direct commentary, he juxtaposes their understanding of subject matter with his own sometimes abrupt, opinions and sense of humour. His street art roots are reflected in the use of his often elaborately detailed stencils.

Rich formed ‘Art is the Cure’ in 2008 to spread a message of support, understanding and escapism through creativity. As a mild autistic himself, Rich has a first-hand understanding of the release creativity can provide. He now uses sales of his artwork to continue to spread his ‘Art is the Cure’ message and supports a number of partner charities.

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Rich Simmons, The Artist at Work

 

Rich Simmons
The Artist at Work
Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Calvarium Papilio Red

 

Rich Simmons
Calvarium Papilio Red
Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Calvariam Papilio Blue

 

Rich Simmons
Calvariam Papilio Blue
Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Achieving Peace (red)

 

Rich Simmons
Achieving Peace (red)
2013

Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Achieving Peace (multi-coloured)

 

Rich Simmons
Achieving Peace (multi-coloured)
2013

Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Calvariam Bruchus (red)

 

Rich Simmons
Calvariam Bruchus (red)
2013

Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Calvariam Bruchus (blue)

 

Rich Simmons
Calvariam Bruchus (blue)
2013

Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, Calvariam Papilio (blue)

 

Rich Simmons
Calvariam Papilio (blue)
2013

Imitate Modern
Rich Simmons, The Fashion Bomb

 

Rich Simmons
The Fashion Bomb
2013

Imitate Modern
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Rich Simmons, Will fight crime for food

 

Rich Simmons
Will fight crime for food
stencil spray paint on board

 

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2012   Just Be You Tiful, Imitate Modern
2012   No Imitation, Imitate Modern
2012   Proud To Be British, Imitate Modern
2012   Opera Gallery, London
2012   Baku Museum of Modern Art, Azerbaijan
2011   Opera Gallery, London
2011   Opera Gallery, London - The Street Art Show
2011   Opera Gallery Pop Up Show, London (solo)
2010   Gallery Rouge, St Albans (solo)