Carl Smith is an American artist that has been living in Berlin, Germany since 2001. He works with a combination of silkscreen printing, collage, and painting. Smith is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and studied art at The Cooper Union in New York.
Smith explores the area between Pop Art and Surrealism. He combines his own photographic materials with drawings and other narrative fragments. He works with several layout combinations before creating a finished image. From this finished layout, he selects and transmits individual pieces onto a canvas through screen-printing and further completes his works with oil paint. With the use of found images he tells slightly absurd and humorous visual anecdotes. The process of making these narrative works is what Smith refers to as, “drawing with pictures.”
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