Metalsmith, Roxanne Simone is a Black British visual artist with a multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary craft. Simone's work focuses on the reimagining of diasporic identities, gender and the imperfect Object.
Roxanne Simone, 109 (2022), film still. Courtesy the artist
Through ethnographic fieldwork and an autoethnographic approach, Simone’s research aims to develop Metalwork with a focus on an intersectional diasporic journey by layering contemporary art practices. Simone is firmly questioning the position of craft objects in contemporary craft and Art and challenging ideas around race, gender and the effects of oppressive actions and systems simultaneously.
Simone’s metalwork explores the dismantling of physical and metaphorical boundaries within the contemporary craft, investigating through colour and materiality.