Browser Doesn't Support Frames
Simon Dixon's iconic pop art images gained instant popularity with the
underground scene from their very first showing in 1998. He quickly gained a
reputation in his hometown of Brighton, England for lively, brightly
coloured portraits, which began appearing on walls around the town in the
late 1990s. Dixon now has an established reputation for witty, eye-popping
portraits of twentieth century icons.
His subjects include Muhammad Ali, Johnny Rotten, Billie Holiday and Chief
Kicking Bear, and his painting style is pure pop, with photographic detail
imposed on broad areas of flat colour. The roots of this style are in the
artistıs background, illustrating underground comics and music magazines.
This training, combined with a personal obsession with all things Rock and
Roll defines the visual impact of Dixonıs work.
A simple idea linkıs every image Dixon paints. He chooses famous people,
who have an interesting history, but picks the moment the subject truly
began to enter the public eye. Every image therefore speaks clearly of
change, determination and the passion of holding true to oneıs self-beliefs.
Dixon's art continues to go from strength to strength and his reputation is
spreading rapidly as one of todayıs most talented image-makers. His images
have the likelihood to be as enduring as the iconic faces he portrays.