Gesturing towards picturesque ideals, Rowe searches for a sense of romance along the transit routes northern Europe.
His re-appropriation of motorway detritus into sculptural assemblages of specular effect, allude to a ritualistic function.
Working with similarly inane detritus; Davenport uses the visual language of a museum to suggest the contextualization of the objects by a future society; A society completely oblivious to their original status or function.
Davenport and Rowe’s work consider the motorway as a homogenized European landscape; A disorientating environment where cultural feedback occurs.
Simon Davenport and Matt Rowe both live and work in Folkestone UK.