Simone Kennedy Doig spent the first eight years of her life in East London, before moving to Trinidad with her family. She later returned to her childhood borough to complete her studies and decided to stay.
Hybrid identity as the consequence of migration is the most important theme in Kennedy Doig’s painting. The second is women: their subjectivity, autonomy and mutual relations.
Her realistic, narrative paintings feature a wide range of saturated colours, making the experience of depicted scenes much more intense. Such use of colour, as well as an illustrative, often simplified approach to figure, evoke associations with Latin American painting.
Kennedy Doig uses the medium to interpret everyday life, especially that characteristic of her local area, East London, housing a large Trinidadian community. The artist depicts scenes from local bars, crowded streets, or public restrooms, paying special attention to the neighbourhood’s fashion and customs.
The artist lives and works in London, UK.
Simone Kennedy DoigDear Bonnie, 2020-2022Oil on canvas74 3/4 x 63 in
190 x 160 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigBonnie's Pool, 2021-2022Distemper on linen88 5/8 x 57 1/8 in
225 x 145 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigBruce, 2020-2022Oil on linen60 1/4 x 44 1/8 in
153 x 112.1 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigCold Sweat, 2018-2022Oil on canvas51 1/8 x 31 1/2 in
130 x 80 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigMuscle Beach, 2018-2022Oil on canvas63 x 43 1/4 in
160 x 110 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigPools on Highway, 2021-2022Distemper on linen66 1/8 x 83 7/8 in
168 x 213 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigTrain with Shane, 2018-2019Oil on canvas78 3/4 x 94 1/2 in
200 x 240 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigPool Side, 2021Oil and Distemper on linen11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
30 x 40 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigUnder the Rainbow, 2022Oil on Burlap16 1/8 x 20 1/8 in
41 x 51 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigWorkout, 2018-2022Distemper on linen78 3/4 x 55 1/8 in
200 x 140 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigUnder the Golden Arches (City Road), 2018Oil on linen59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in
150 x 200 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigThe Ladies Room, 2018Oil and distemper on linen80 3/4 x 94 1/2 in
205 x 240 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigClub Pool (Elephant and Castle), 2018Oil and distemper on linen94 1/2 x 72 7/8 in
240 x 185 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigUntitled (Eva), 2018Oil on linen31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
80 x 60 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigWaist deep 9 Jul - 20 Aug 2022Baert Gallery is pleased to present Waist Deep an exhibition of new works by the London-based artist Simone Kennedy Doig (b. 1994 in London) in her first solo show in...Read more
Simone Kennedy Doig & Antonia Showering22 Aug - 22 Sep 2018Baert Gallery, working in association with Louis Blanc-Francard, the London-based curator of this exhibition, are delighted to present a show bringing together the work of two young and highly talented...Read more