Simone Kennedy Doig
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.
Simone Kennedy DoigUnder the Golden Arches (City Road), 2018Oil on linen59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in
150 x 200 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigArapita Avenue, 2019Oil on canvas32 1/4 x 27 1/2 in
82 x 70 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 DoigSounds of Soca, 2019Oil and distemper on canvas38 1/4 x 24 1/8 in
97 x 61 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigBlue Devil (Reflection), 2019Oil on denim19 1/4 x 17 3/8 in
49 x 44 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigHotline, 2018Oil on linen15 x 19 3/4 in
38 x 50 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigThe Ladies Room, 2018Oil and distemper on linen80 3/4 x 94 1/2 in
205 x 240 cm
Simone Kennedy DoigUntitled (Eva), 2018Oil on linen31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
80 x 60 cm