Simone Polk is a painter and collage artist currently living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The emotion of home, the beauty of cracks and the nostalgia of what used to be, all serve as the starting point of my work. The depth of texture and tactility is essential in all my art series, whether the media are cotton papers, chalk, plaster or acrylic paint. My work concentrates around a theme of layers, and the stories they keep hidden underneath. Therefore, my works are often a visualization of something that has been patched up or something where the flaws and cracks are carried outside the patches to include them into the full story. Like the Japanese Kintsugi tradition, which really emphasizes that ‘each layer tells a story’.