Simon Gamble makes artwork that investigates authenticity and the dualities in masculinity, physics and the 'value' of art. He became an artist after 15 years working as a cancer research scientist.
Simon has taken part in many group and selected shows, and has had five solo exhibitions in the UK. He works as a tutor at the University of Bristol and has taught at Imperial College London, the University of Portsmouth and Brunel University, as well as teaching art to adult carers groups and in children’s workshops.
Gamble says of his journey “There are far more similarities between art and science than people imagine. There’s technical ability, knowledge of the field, recording and interpreting and of course experimentation. My sketch books now are just like my old lab books, my imagination and desire to explore possibilities is just as relevant now as it was when I worked in a lab. Just as science pushes back the boundaries of understanding, so too can art. That’s what I want to bring to my work”.
Simon was born in rural Lancashire and spent most of his young life dreaming of a life in the city. After 15 years lost in the nightlife of London he now lives in Bristol.