Simon Casson is the artist who paints like an angel, but lets the devil in to visibly disrupt his good work.
- Andrew Lambirth
Long & Ryle are delighted to announce Simon Casson’s 2022 Autumnal exhibition: Downdacious.
Simon Casson seamlessly blends the lightest powder pink peony boudoir frippery of Rococo, with a darker inky palette of deep mesmeric Folklore. Inspired by the rural Somerset setting of his studio, alongside a language of wider European sensibility. As the pioneering forerunner of a revolutionary form of figurative painting, an evolution of the Classical, the Rococo; a Fragonard reborn entwined with a radical Richter, Casson made a profound mark on the new wave of British narrative painters launching on the scene.
- Sheridan Casson