Mixed Media, Acrylic, Resin, Gold Leaf, Ink on Canvas
24 x 20 in
61 x 51 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Combining contemporary portraiture with his trademark style graffiti crowns, Brian Smith’s figurative mixed media works exude a modern elegance. His subjects, through the balance of color and texture, are suspended in a universe between vision and pop art realism. The mysterious gaze and confident poses of his subjects express freedom and tenacity.
This 24 inch high by 20 inch wide original painting is wired and ready to hang. The sides of this figurative mixed media artwork are painted as a continuation of the front and it does not require framing. This artwork is signed by the artist on the front and back. Convenient local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable U.S. and worldwide shipping are available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
Many of Smith’s crowns are covered with a layer of clear resin that adds gloss and depth over his subjects. 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. “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”. We would love to know what is going on inside the minds of his subjects.
Brian Smith graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design obtaining a B.F.A. in Production Design and Art History. He likes to work with acrylic paint and sometimes incorporate gold and silver leaf as well as resin. Smith now resides in Hollywood, California and has exhibited at art galleries in Los Angeles since 2020.
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American artist, Brian Smith, combines contemporary portraiture and pop culture iconography with his hyperrealist style. He pairs his detailed subjects with minimalist backgrounds – sometimes stark, colorful, or with a gilded metal leafing that creates a dynamic relationship within the work. “I want the detail of my artwork to entice the viewer in and allow them to draw their own conclusions about the image. I like to fuse my hyperrealist technique with a subtle veil of surrealism and mystery…whether that is the gaze of a figure or the reflection from a still object.”
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. His artwork is held in private collections around the United States, France, and China.
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