Photo: Paul Smith in Twickenham, London

Paul Smith

Artist, 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.

Location Twickenham, London
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

  • Surface Tension

    24/04/2015 – 23/07/2015
    The Architect's Gallery

    Group exhibition

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  • Outside In

    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.

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  • Pop Living

    The Schwartz Gallery

    Open call exhibition at The Schwartz Gallery, London

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  • 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.

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  • The Time of Yellow

    01/08/2014 – 31/08/2014
    The Project Gallery

    Mixed Summer show

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