"Simon Halfmeyer’s drawings go beyond traditional boundaries of genre and format. They proliferate up the walls, extend into the room, integrate pictures, become sculptures and venture a step into the third dimension. It is an artificial jungle, a wilderness in the city. Plants and skyscrapers grow up to the ceiling, and street lights seem to disappear into a thicket of tropical foliage. The artist juxtaposes room, dimension and perception. Transparent base materials allow the viewer glimpses of the wall structures and integrate the space behind the drawing. A comprehensive picture archive from his own photographs offers models for the forms.
Simon also collates a picture archive containing cuttings from newspapers and findings, which the artist processes by hand, traces and reduces to outlines prior to scanning. He digitally uses this virtual archive for experiments in collage which, when projected onto the wall, leave an impression of a rampant jungle. The observer will be able to rediscover elements, which in another space, size or colour produce new impressions and effects."