Simon Patterson is one of the most consistently inventive of the generation of London-based artists who came to international prominence in the 1990’s. A complex manipulation of systems of classification, documentation, description and understanding, his work urges us to reconsider how and why we think we know what we know.
Between 1985 and 1989, Simon Patterson attended Hertfordshire College of Art and Design and Goldsmith’s College. At Goldsmith’s he was included in the ‘Freeze’ exhibitions, where he exhibited two wall text pieces. One, ’The Last Supper Arranged According to the Flat Back Four Formation (Jesus Christ in Goal)’ showed the names of the Apostles arranged as a football team formation diagram with Jesus in goal.
He was nominated for The Turner Prize in 1996