Photo: Oliver Smith in Bath, South West

Oliver Smith


My current practice verges on memorialization of a number of different subjects and a kind of balancing act between collective consciousness and memory.


I dream about images that are repeatedly viewed and shared over and over again; "Nobody took into account the tremendous impact that would be made by the fact that films are permanent and easily accessible from childhood onward. As the sheer number of films piles up, their influence will increase, until we have a civilization entirely molded by cinematic values and behavior patterns." (critic and author) K. Tynan.


The viewer of my work will often be confronted by sometimes personal nostalgic incidents both voluntary and involuntary, which manifests in us the most dangerous character of indecision; to yield and enjoy, or resist in fear.


My art practice can also be understood as a personal search for knowledge, and an exercise that realizes memory as the mediator of imagination and the reinvention of reality.


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Location Bath, South West
Activities Web development
Artforms / type of project Film & Video, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags urban, spray, contemporary, war, pop, iconography, contemporary, pop, war, icon

News & Events

  • Atkinson Summer Show

    18/07/2014 – 09/08/2014
    Atkinson Summer Show

    My painting Mind Tattoo Series #1 Shogun Betrayal chosen. The Atkinson Gallery is proud to be hosting its 25th Annual Summer Show. The exhibition was open to submissions from across the country.

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