Josh Smith, ‘Always Come Back’, 2015, Luhring Augustine

About Josh Smith

Josh Smith is best known for his aggressive, gestural paintings of his own name, in which the letters fluctuate between signifiers and abstracted forms. In recent years, he has experimented with more figurative subjects such as fish, leaves, skeletons, and insects. Using murky color and large brushstrokes, Smith is not interested in precisely rendering his subjects, but rather in exploring the possibilities of abstraction. Many of his paintings incorporate digital images of previous work, which he then exhaustively reworks.

American, b. 1976, Knoxville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Josh Smith, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2011
Josh Smith: The American Dream, Brant Foundation, Greenwich

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
JumpBall, Dio Horia, Mikonos
2012
The Slide Show, Mekanism Skateboards, Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich, Germany