STEPHEN SMITH

7 artworks

Stephen Smith is a UK based artist that makes work that draws on a process of construction and deconstruction.

In the hands of Smith, canvas is not used as a neutral vehicle for carrying paint. Instead it functions as an integral component of his paintings on a par with the colours and forms that adorn them. Canvas is ripped, torn, folded, stretched, saturated, cut, sewn, creased and layered. Many of these processes stand out for their physicality; they represent impositions upon the canvas, severing the canvas as a butcher might a carcass, foisting Smith’s will upon the material with force. The results however do not ring out of violence, or at least not a spurious or wholly destructive violence, because this process of dismantling represents the means by which his paintings are simultaneously reconstructed. Smith describes this as his wrangling of beauty with brutality.

 

Immanent Form
Immanent Form
6.800,00 kr
Coconut Ciphers and Codes
Coconut Ciphers and Codes
6.800,00 kr
Psychoanalysis
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Psychoanalysis
9.500,00 kr
Untitled (Flower)
Untitled (Flower)
9.500,00 kr
Black Hole With Object
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Black Hole With Object
9.500,00 kr
Marks Of Time
Marks Of Time
21.000,00 kr
Positional Strategy
Positional Strategy
21.000,00 kr