Paul SmithArtist, Curator, Gallerist
My work documents my interest in the lost and the found, what is passing out of memory and what is synthesized as trace in the landscape. Exploring lost places and capturing the essence of a moment of abandonment has been part of my practice since my earliest work, photographing the post-industrial landscape of the North East. More recently I have used these explorations of localities on the verge of returning to unofficial wilderness in dialogue with found material. Working between these two sources has informed a broader turn in my works to consider layerings and cuttings: the process of collage by which territory is shaped into landscape by human action.
|Activities||Practice-based research, Workshops, Private commissions, Curating|
|Artforms / type of project||Curatorial project, Environment, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography|
|Tags||Paul Smith, Painting, Collage, Twickenham, Sunderland, Landscape, Wilderness, Abandoned, Found, Lost|
News & Events
24/04/2015 – 23/07/2015
The Architect's Gallery
30/01/2015 – 19/02/2015
The Baxter Gallery
Group show in the Baxter Gallery, Kingston comprised of artist based in the nearby Hawks Road studios.
The Schwartz Gallery
Open call exhibition at The Schwartz Gallery, London
The Ice House
07/11/2014 – 07/12/2014
The Sanctuary, 2 Clare Street, Northampton NN1 3JF
Northampton artist’s space The Sanctuary presents The Ice House, a solo gallery show by Paul Smith showcasing new works from the London artist’s repertoire of abstract narrative painting and collage.
The Time of Yellow
01/08/2014 – 31/08/2014
The Project Gallery
Mixed Summer show