Simon Hjortek is a photographer and filmmaker, currently living in the town of Falun in Sweden.
With a big love for the bold and unexpected, Simon’s style often depicts mundane everyday life draped in the surreal. He’s not afraid to flirt with the nostalgic, giving a glimpse of a forgotten era from the past, and often there’s also more than first meets the eye.
Simon has through the years done commissioned work for artists and brands as well as personal projects and exhibitions.
Recently Simon’s work was featured in the magazine Cap&Design and exhibited in the Dreams exhibition at Gallery25N.
In 2018 he also received the Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant.
Konsthallen, Borlänge Bibliotek, Borlänge, Sweden. September 11th – October 19th, 2021.
Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Liljevalch’s Stockholm, Sweden, April 23 – August 22, 2021
Fumes and Perfumes, Stuttgart, Germany July 2020 – July, 2021
Echofoma at Glasgalleriet, Ludvika, Sweden 2020
Murmur, Falun, Sweden 2019
Vårsalongen at Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg, Sweden 2019
Morfem, Falun, Sweden 2018
At Liljevalch’s Vårsalongen 2021 exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
The love for moving pictures is just as big as the fascination for still images.
A lot of Simon’s ideas takes form in his filmmaking, which spans from music videos to art projects, short films and more.