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About Shawn Smith

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.

American , b. 1972, Dallas, Texas, based in Austin, Texas

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Shawn Smith: The Hunt, Now Contemporary Art, Miami
2015
SHAWN SMITH - "PIXELS DE LA VIE SAUVAGE", Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Biomorphed, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe