“THE VOICE OF AN
ANXIETY GENERATION”

– Shortlist

“TO CUT THROUGH OUR CYNICISM AND 

GIVE IMAGES AGAIN THE POWER TO DISTURB 

IS QUITE A FEAT; THAT SEMPLE MANAGES IT

VIA THE MEDIUM OF PAINT IS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE”

– Modern Painters

“A MODERN-DAY ANDY WARHOL

– Independent

“SOMETIMES GHOULISH AND HARSH, SOMETIMES SACCHARINE AND FILTERED, HIS GARDEN OF FORCED PERSPECTIVES AND COMPROMISED TERTIARY PALETTES FEELS LIKE AN EXPRESSIONISTIC PORTRAIT OF THE INTERNET ITSELF”

– Art Ltd

“The offspring of Andy Warhol & Jeff Koons

as styled by MTV”

– ArtForum

“QUITE POSSIBLY

THE MOST VITAL 

PAINTER OF OUR AGE”

– New York Times

“BASQUIAT OF THE NOUGHTIES”

– Financial Times

StuartSemple

“THE VOICE OF AN
ANXIETY GENERATION”

– Shortlist

“A MODERN-DAY ANDY WARHOL

– Independent

“The offspring of Andy Warhol & Jeff Koons

as styled by MTV”

– ArtForum

“BASQUIAT OF THE NOUGHTIES”

– Financial Times

StuartSemple
Stuart Semple (b. 1980) is a true artistic polymath and creative innovator. For almost two decades he has been a trailblazer for his generation. 

His work stems from an unrelenting curiosity that leads him to experiment with diverse media, methods and techniques across painting, public art, internet art, happenings, technology, chemistry and sculpture. He employs these methods to produce critically astute and sociologically engaged works that deal with the here and now, through a deep connection to cultural history. 

Despite being renowned globally for his challenging solo exhibitions in New York, Milan, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London, Semple remains a hermetic cult figure working from a secluded studio on the south coast of England.

All about the cheddar – new sculpture installed in London using Black 3.0

ALL ABOUT THE CHEDDAR Powder coated steel, Black 3.0 paint rope, axe, spray paint. Stuart Semple, 2019 If you'd like to use Black 3.0 in your own work & help us share it with *all artists you can do that RIGHT HERE MORE IMAGES: [gallery link="file"...

I Should be crying but I just can’t let it show….

Stuart's latest sculpture 'I should be crying but I just can't let it show' has been installed in Denver on 16th Street between  Champa and Stout. I SHOULD BE CRYING BUT I JUST CAN'T LET IT SHOW Expanded polystyrene foam, acrylic paint and steel. 5m x 8m x 3 m Stuart...

HAPPY CITY is on NOW across Denver!

A series of public art interventions and collaborations throughout Denver exploring happiness until 30th June 2018.   click images to enlarge: For the last couple of years I've been collaborating with various groups, organisations, collaborators and artists in Denver...

HAPPINESS HQ IS OPEN NOW IN DENVER

We've built a Happiness HQ at the Dairy Block in Denver! As part of the wider Happy City project in Denver, we teamed up with our friends Nine Dot Arts, The Syrup Room and the Dairy Block. Together we created Happiness HQ a space where visitors can participate in...

EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE DROP

EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE DROP May 18th - June 10th  2018 Union Station, great hall, Denver The Emotional baggage drop is a participatory installation that mimics a physical baggage drop. The difference being that here visitors are invited to leave behind an emotional burden....

Join me in London for a big HUG – the Hug Huddle 🙂

MONDAY 26th MARCH - London 5.30-6.30pm - Denver 10.30-11.30am Hi Everyone, I've sorted us out with a space in the center of London to come together and hug. So if you fancy joining in and sharing a moment of connection in public space then we'll be at Potters Fields,...

Art for Barbican

Stuart joins Gavin Turk, Richard Wilson, Marie-Claire Porter and others to support the Barbican Center Trust. Leading British artists have come together to create unique artworks around bespoke ceramic plates to help raise funds for the Barbican Center trust. The...

Stuart launches anti hostile design campaign

The global anti hostile design campaign HostileDesign.org has been launched to raise awareness and catalogue inhumane, anti-human designs in public spaces around the world. Find our more by reading ArtNewspaper article or HyperAllergic piece  "Public furniture should...

Black Cube nomadic museum fellowship

I'm really honoured to be amongst the 5 new Black Cube nomadic museum fellows for 2018. I've been a fan of what they are doing to boost emerging artist's work to firmly establishing Denver as a truly international contemporary art hub.Working with Courtney and her...

Wired magazine article: Art FIght! internet performance piece.

Adam Rogers has written a fantastic piece about what I've been up to with the art materials I've been sharing. It's cool because it's put it in the context of a piece of art in it's own right which was the intitial idea for the whole thing. So the piece below is from...
 

EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE DROP

Participatory installation, Union Station Denver, 2018

#ShareTheBlack

ShareTheBlack was initiated by Stuart Semple in 2016 as an elaborate piece of interactive performance art which re-imagined the internet as a participatory performance space.

In the work Stuart removed his ‘pinkest pink’ paint from the canvas and bottled it - whilst banning Anish Kapoor (the holder of the rights to the world’s blackest black) from ever using it. The work raised questions of authorship, collaboration, accessibility, elitism, community and paint itself. The resultant multiples from the work (jars of the pinkest pink paint designed by the artist) found their way into the hands of hundreds of thousands of artists from all over the world and the permanent collection of the Harvard Art Museum -pigment collection. The work was featured by Wired; QI, Vogue, Dezeen, Moncole, i-D, Vice, Art Net, The Times, Frieze, New Scientist, etc… and spawned the 2nd most successful art Kickstarter project of all time, fetching over $600,000 from over 10,000 supporters for a work called Black 3.0 - the world’s blackest black paint.

In 2017 the CultureHustle website and community were established which continue to author innovative art materials which are disseminated to artists globally. The project lives on through the works and re-mixes that an active online community have created using the materials and the ongoing documentation and dialogue on social media.

STATE magazine

Lee Sharrock from State visited Stuart in the studio to chat happiness, raves, the 90s and anti-social media.

“With all the alienation and unrest in the world, how could contemporary art possibly be a tool for unification? part of the answer might just come in the form of Stuart Semple, who’s democratic, immersive art is designed to bring people together again”

Flaunt magazine caught up with Stuart Semple to talk about painting, politics and life in a digital world.

“I’d hate to think that what I made changed people’s minds; that’s really not my responsibility.”

“If you were going to waste your life doing anything, painting pictures would be as bad an idea as anything else.”

STATE MAGAZINE

Lee Sharrock from State visited Stuart in the studio to chat happiness, raves, the 90s and anti-social media.

“With all the alienation and unrest in the world, how could contemporary art possibly be a tool for unification? part of the answer might just come in the form of Stuart Semple, who’s democratic, immersive art is designed to bring people together again”

flaunt magazine interview with Stuart SempleFlaunt magazine caught up with Stuart Semple to talk about painting, politics and life in a digital world.

“I’d hate to think that what I made changed people’s minds; that’s really not my responsibility.”

“If you were going to waste your life doing anything, painting pictures would be as bad an idea as anything else.”

FROM THE STORE: 

BLACK 2.0

The flattest, mattest, black acrlic paint in the world. 150ml

ENGLAND

100% pure England

PINK

The Pinkest Pink powder paint. 50g

TECHNICOLOR HIROSHIMA

Limited edition screenprint

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