Mixed media conceptual paintings featuring cast-off materials
Tied into the physical presence of Smith’s work, the observer is engaged in the interplay of texture, color, and depth. Sensory perception is an inherent element of Smith’s style, which includes conceptual color, found objects, impasto, and intensive surface manipulation.
His almost monochrome pallet is applied in sharp and subtle gradations, creating a shadowy fluctuation of depth. Addition and reduction of paint builds an amorphous surface of highlight and shadow. All of which are meticulously rendered. These details allow for the emergence of darkly disturbing imagery and cause the cathartic interplay between form and content.