Simon Periton's body of work consists heavily of decorative cut out forms, often referred to as doilies, which are not typical of the fussy domesticity of Victorian Britain that we associate them with. The themes of his doilies deal with issues that range from nature, politics, popular culture, colonialism, punk and the supernatural. The reassuring daintiness of the medium is merely a cover for serious social critique.
Since 2006, Periton has also made a series of reverse glass paintings, often re-using some of the cut-out stencils from his earlier work.
Recent exhibitions of his include: The Gild the Lily Files/ The ASBO Mystery Play and other public works (with Alan Kane), Sadie Coles HQ, London; Spirits of Salt, Sadie Coles HQ, London; A Rabble of Butterflies, Galerist, Istanbul. Periton has also just completed a major public art commission Bombyx Mori for firstsite, Colchester. He is currently working on an exhibition at The Modern Institute, Glasgow in 2013