Simon Hamlyn is an animator/illustrator from London whose work is underpinned by experimental approaches and process-led exploration.

Over his time at Kingston he has taken particular interest in configuring various printmaking techniques for animation, testifying to his belief in the power of analogue media to offer rich and tactile visual experiences when put in motion. Simon’s inquiries have been further informed by the opportunities that digital technologies offer, developing hybrid processes which make viable new ways of working.

Beyond his technical research, Simon is interested in themes of history and society and is particularly interested in the complex mythologies behind our built environment.

There’s a relationship between technique and how the individual thinks. Anyone who wants to express themselves well and think in their own way has to find personal techniques.

– Alexandre Alexeïeff