Artist Profile: Simon Yates

Michelle Hanlin 4 In his efforts to build a complete parallel universe, Simon Yates has made robot alter egos, functioning invisibility devices, and magical bicycles where mice run inside the wheels.  Working on a shoestring budget, he has set out to prove that all you need to improve the world is cardboard, tissue paper and things other people have dumped on the side of the road, with a pinch of genius to stick it all together. His robots and sculptures have been exhibited in major galleries in Australia such as the MCA and ACCA and a survey of his recent work at Inventions in Other Dimensions. More recent work can be seen at his blog Space Wizards.

He’ll be working his magic on the Yoko Ono Canvas for Re:make.

painting to see the room 2

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