Head to Toe

Simon Patterson's artworks

Museum Gustaf 6.2.2021—9.1.2022

As starting points for his works, Simon Patterson (b. 1967) uses maps, diagrams, lists and instruction manuals, which aid us as we try to manage and structure an increasingly complex world.

In his insightful and often humorous works, he directs us to reflect on how and why we assume that what we know about the world is what we know. Typically, Patterson brings together surprisingly compatible types of information. An example of this is a text work based on a football team system, in which the players are named after the Apostles with Jesus as the goalkeeper. 

Simon Patterson lives and works in London. He has held solo exhibitions and participated in joint exhibitions in various European countries, the United States and Asia. In 2014, he contributed two works to the Gösta Pavilion opening exhibition, SuperPop! The exhibition is curated by Timo Valjakka.

Background information

Artist Simon Patterson explains the creation process of his art in an interview with Timo Valjakka.

Sound Story

Listen to a sound story that gives further information on Simon Patterson’s exhibition Head to Toe.

Exhibition opening on video

Watch the video marking of the opening of the exhibition Head to Toe.