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Carl Smith

Elena, 2012

Acrylic and Silkscreen Print on French Cotton Paper (Edition 3/12)
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles, Zürich
Carl Smith
American, b. 1972
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Berlin-based artist and musician Carl Smith pulls together images from various sources in a process he calls “drawing with pictures.” He combines his own photographic material with drawings and other fragments into loosely narrative collages that he screen prints on canvas, then stretches and finishes with details added in oil paint and pencil. The results are hand-painted images with a graphic quality and heavily textured canvas. “In this age of slick advertisements and seamless computer imagery,” Smith has said, “it is important for me to allow the steps of the process I use to show through and to embrace the small accidents and coincidences that happen along each step of the way.” With their hints of Pop Art and Surrealism, the works recall the acts of journaling and recording of personal history.

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Carl Smith
American, b. 1972
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Berlin-based artist and musician Carl Smith pulls together images from various sources in a process he calls “drawing with pictures.” He combines his own photographic material with drawings and other fragments into loosely narrative collages that he screen prints on canvas, then stretches and finishes with details added in oil paint and pencil. The results are hand-painted images with a graphic quality and heavily textured canvas. “In this age of slick advertisements and seamless computer imagery,” Smith has said, “it is important for me to allow the steps of the process I use to show through and to embrace the small accidents and coincidences that happen along each step of the way.” With their hints of Pop Art and Surrealism, the works recall the acts of journaling and recording of personal history.

Carl Smith

Elena, 2012

Acrylic and Silkscreen Print on French Cotton Paper (Edition 3/12)
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Los Angeles, Zürich
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