SIMON DION REDEKOP
Simon Redekop ( Feb 02, 1977) Is a Canadian artist.
--- EARLY LIFE ---
Born in Dawson Creek, B.C. to Canadian father Ted Redekop and Australian mother Liz Jericho. He grew up in south Langley B.C, 8 blocks from the canada/usa border.with his two brothers Davin and Kyle.
Simon Is the eldest of 3 brothers and a dual citizen (2nd class citizen). His brother Davin was born in 1980 and his brother Kyle in 1986.
As a family they have travelled to australia 4 times to visit there grandparents and australian relatives. They learned at a young age what a true beach looks like.
Ted and Liz are still together and married in 2012 on beach in lahaina, maui. Simon, his 2 brothers and there respected girlfriends went along and it was a suprise announcement when they arrived.
Ted built a succesfull accounting firm with partners in Aldergrove B.C in which Simons youngest brother Kyle now works.
Liz worked as a nurse for over 35 years at langley general hospital.
Liz amd ted have always inspired simon and continue to with there steadyness, support and lifestyle. They also introduced him to various artistic disciplines and always had music playing and art on the walls.
As a Yound lad simon was enrolled in soccer, track and field and other running sports.
He always enjoyed drawing and on a trip to Oz he did field drawings with his father and was very inspired to develope the skill his dad had.
Simon Began skateboarding in grade 8 and by grade 9 was spending the majority of his free time practicing tricks with his peers and brother.
Simon studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College, B.C. graduating in 2000
After graduation Simon and Mike Swaney conceived "Humanfive" , an art collective and began to collaborate on many different projects.The collective functioned for 7 years creating scuptures, drawings and paintings together and had shows internationaly as well as a few local solo shows. They also created extremely unique snowboard designs for capita snowboards from 2000-2003. The collective grew to 4 people, adding Jaret Penner to the mix in 2001 and long time friedn Tyler Lepore in 2006
In 2002 Simon embarked on a life changing journey, He visited Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Australia. He was gone for almost 2 years before returning to Vancouver and his artist collective. For 6 months Simon travelled with his best friend Rory Woods for 6 months visiting 6 countries together. Simons Humanfive co-founder Mike Swaney met up with him a year later and Simon and mike drew and hung out in Thailand for a month before Simon went on to Australia and Mike went on to meet the love of his life in Spain.
Simon and davin developed a musical project titled "bro deisL" in 2005. However they both went onto pursue other goals and took a hiatus until 2014. They are release there first project "brosure" by the end of 2015.
In 2007 Simon started to investigate and Study video production. He was inspired by his peers Jeffro and Corey Adams series Bangmaster generals
Simon continued to study video production and vfx on his own terms throughout 2008-2015. He experimented with Live visuals, Music videos, short narrative, educaton, and educational series
Liz is an avid quilter and they have collaborated on one baby quilt for simons friend mike swaney thus far.
---2010 to PRESENT---
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