Simon Raven

Parlour Jardin

Parlour Jardin

From painting commissions of ghosty Pug dogs under a dead pseudonym (Mavis Enron – anagram of Simon Raven) to producing flawed, frightening and often comedic performances, Raven tries to challenge both his own and others perceptions of what art might be.

As part of his studio practice he has established a number of ‘pop-up’ exhibition spaces in which to collaborate and curate. BOX galllery was founded (and condemned) at Backlit Studios (2010/11) and a new venture, Raven’s Grotto, opened at Primary Studios, Nottingham, in November 2012.