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In his life-sized sculptures of animals, Shawn Smith filters the natural world through digital systems. Working in the form of 3D printing and handcrafted wood, Smith locates two-dimensional images of fauna on the Internet and constructs three-dimensional versions of them. Many of his sculptures are constructed with hand-colored strips of wood that function as voxels, building blocks of the larger compositions that give them a pixelated appearance. The works are counter-intuitive, relying on the handmade to allude to the digital, and creating tension between an object’s miniature components and its holistic form.

Selected exhibitions
2019
GlitchedTurner Carroll Gallery
2016
Shawn Smith: The HuntNow Contemporary Art
2015
SHAWN SMITH - "PIXELS DE LA VIE SAUVAGE"Mark Hachem Gallery
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Acorn Woodpecker, 2015

Bass wood, ink, acrylic paint
9 1/10 × 17 3/10 × 11 in
23 × 44 × 28 cm
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Paris, Beirut, PARIS, Basel
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Medium
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Mark Hachem Gallery

In his life-sized sculptures of animals, Shawn Smith filters the natural world through digital systems. Working in the form of 3D printing and handcrafted wood, Smith locates two-dimensional images of fauna on the Internet and constructs three-dimensional versions of them. Many of his sculptures are constructed with hand-colored strips of wood that function as voxels, building blocks of the larger compositions that give them a pixelated appearance. The works are counter-intuitive, relying on the handmade to allude to the digital, and creating tension between an object’s miniature components and its holistic form.

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