Lot 161 - Simon Morley - Camus, La Peste / The Plague #3
Lot 161 - Simon Morley - Camus, La Peste / The Plague #3

Lot 161 - Simon Morley - Camus, La Peste / The Plague #3

Ink on Paper

I am British, but live in South Korea where I teach at a university. I also spend time in my house in central France. I lived in London for many years, and before that, in New York City. I divide my time between teaching, painting and writing. My painting practice usually involves 'painted words' which I find rather than invent. I am interested in the shape of there words as well as their meaning. I often use book covers and title pages. You can see my work in the recently published book 'The Word is Art' (Thames & Hudson, 2018)



BA Modern History, Oxford University 
MA Fine Art, Goldsmith's College, University of London 
PhD University of Southampton 



Selected solo shows 2011-2021:  
2020-21: 'Ex Libris', Bibliothek Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne. 
2019: ‘1968’, Eagle Gallery (with Jonathan Callan and Carolyn Thompson) 
2018: ‘Parallel’, Hanmi Gallery, Seoul 
‘Our Utopia’, Youlhwadang Book Museum, Paju Book City, South Korea 
2017: ‘Invisible’, Courtauld Gallery Library, London 
2015: ‘Kiss Me Deadly, Gallery Baton, Seoul 
2014 : ‘Albert Camus: Oeuvres’, Galerie Scrawitch, Paris 
2011: ‘Messagerie’, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France 


Gallery Representation 
Art First, London. JJ gallery, Seoul, Korea. 


About the postcard artworks 

These 4 ink paintings are based on the 1947 Gallimard First edition of Albert Camus' classic 'La Paste' ('The Plague'). This book seemed an appropriate one to paint during the pandemic. Camus is a favorite writer of mine, and in 2015 I did a whole show about him in Paris.