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Daydreaming


MEDIUM

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Resin on Wood

DIMENSIONS (H x W)

24 x 16 in
61 x 41 cm

ARTWORK LOCATION

Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)

About

Carl Smith explores the area between Pop Art and Surrealism and expresses it in one-of-a-kind original works on canvas, paper or wood. With the use of found images he tells slightly absurd and humorous visual anecdotes. He works with a combination of silkscreen printing, collage, and painting. The process of making these narrative works is what Smith refers to as, 'Drawing with Pictures'.

This 24 inch high by 16 inch wide unique artwork is wired and ready to hang. It does not require framing. Smith combines his own photography 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 or acrylic paint. This artwork is covered in a layer of glassy resin, which enhances depth and vibrancy of colors. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.

Carl Smith is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and studied art at Cooper Union in New York. He has been living in Berlin, Germany since 2001.

Smith is particularly interested in the endless possibilities of book design, inspiring a collection of fine art book spines by the artist: "I am especially intrigued by the appearance of books when they are together in large, disorderly groups where all their different colors and styles somehow find a certain harmony. In many of my pieces I have sought to draw attention to this dynamic and experiment with the visual possibilities of stacking and leaning the books on each other like some kind of abstracted building block. In short, as a visual artist who works primarily with collage, I find books to be endlessly inspiring. They are so ordinary, yet they can be so sublime."

Smith's graphic surreal works have been exhibited and collected in Germany, Norway, England, and the United States.


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Carl Smith

Carl Smith

Carl Smith is an American artist who has been residing in Berlin, Germany since 2001. His artistic practice encompasses a rich blend of silkscreen printing, collage, and painting techniques. Originally hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Smith honed his skills at The Cooper Union in New York.

Smith's art delves into the interstice between Pop Art and Surrealism. His creative process involves merging personal photographic materials with drawings and other narrative fragments. Prior to actualizing a finished image, he works through several layout combinations. Smith meticulously selects and transfers specific pieces onto canvas via screen-printing, and then, elevates these pieces with oil paint to complete his works. He masterfully employs found images to convey slightly absurd and humorous visual anecdotes. In Smith's own words, the process of creating these narrative works constitutes "drawing with pictures."

Smith's oeuvre has been exhibited in several group and solo shows, including noteworthy displays in New York, London, and Berlin. His works have been lauded for their playful blend of techniques, whimsical narratives, and innovative use of materials.


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