Acrylic, Silver Leaf on Canvas
20 x 20 in
51 x 51 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Combining contemporary portraiture with minimalist abstract graffiti-style crowns, Brian Smith’s figurative mixed media works exude modern elegance. His crowns are a recognizable symbol of modern popular culture, expressing a radiance akin to luminous clouds. They are a perfect complement to his fascination with the interplay of the material world and the intellect. The mysterious gaze and confident poses of his subjects express freedom and tenacity.
This 20 inch square original painting of Darth Vader is wired and ready to hang. The painting is created with acrylic paint and silver leaf on canvas. The sides of this figurative artwork are finished as a continuation of the front and it does not require framing. The canvas is covered in silver leaf. This artwork is signed by the artist on the front and back. Convenient local Los Angeles shipping. Affordable U.S. and worldwide shipping are available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
The repetition of crowns as the main theme across his body of work reveals Smith’s interest in the intersection of fashion, royalty, and creative expression. “There is this great intrigue around royalty and nobility. I like to mix that fascination with contemporary aspects of fashion photography and a hint of urban art to capture the emotions associated with this culture”.
Brian Smith graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design obtaining a B.F.A. in Production Design and Art History. He now resides in Hollywood, California, and has exhibited at art galleries in Los Angeles since 2020.
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Combining contemporary portraiture with his trademark style graffiti crowns, Brian Smith’s figurative mixed media works exude a modern elegance. The mysterious gaze and confident poses of his female subjects express freedom and tenacity. Years of travelling the world and discovering a myriad of diverse cultures and traditions inspired Smith’s work.
The repetition of crowns as a main theme across his body of work reveals Smith’s interest in the intersection of fashion, royalty, and creative expression. Brian graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design obtaining a B.F.A. in Production Design and Art History. He resides in Hollywood, California and has exhibited at Los Angeles art galleries since 2020.
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