Transit of Venus 5 -6 June, 2012
by David Arthur-Simons
About the Book
Transit of Venus 5 - 6 June, 2012
Photographs by David Arthur-Simons of clouds and sky as the sun sets over West 14th Street and 7th Avenue in New York during the ingress of the Transit of Venus on Tuesday 5 June, 2012 (between 5:55pm and 9:04pm EDT).
David Arthur-Simons (1956 - ) is a nationality non-identified painter who has lived in New York since 1995. He is known for his large scale serial paintings that take years to complete and consist of many inter-connected panels, a style of working he self-initiated in high school. His paintings have an affinity with Surrealism in that he does not generally refer to the "real" world in real terms while borrowing elements from it. Instead of simply replicating the real world he invents his own worlds which are not fantasy worlds but rather re-contextualizations and re-attributionalizations of known dynamic, psychological and spiritual elements of the real world that focus on the realms of "no-mind" beyond spoken words, belief systems and rational understanding.