Josh Smith, ‘Ghost’, 2015, Galerie Eva Presenhuber

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

Group Shows

2017
Mikonos ,
2013
DODGEgallery, 
New York,
A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth curated by Ted Gahl: Jonathan Allmaier, Ned Colclough, Robert Davis, Joanne Greenbaum, Angel Otero, Meghan Petras, Josh Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek
2012
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, 
Munich, Germany,
The Slide Show, Mekanism Skateboards
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