Meet The Satirical Artist Pixelating Your Vision.
Music by: Unknown Instrumentalz – Smoke. Image credit: Nick Smith.
It’s CULTED with your 60-second ART BLAST.
Today, we’re taking a look at the work of contemporary artist Nick Smith. Smith creates pixelated works using hand-placed colour chips, combining text with images.
In his recent collection ‘Priceless’, he provided commentary on expensive price tags found at art auctions. He used individual chips to make the audience think about the cost of each cm², to really understand the value of a complete piece of work.
The concept for Smith’s art can come from visual or text-based materials developed within his team or simply from things he finds interesting or beautiful. In one of his mini series ‘Psalms’, Smith presents iconic kitchen sauce, like Ketchup and Tabasco, and pairs them with edited biblical excerpts, highlighting – in his words “the ridiculous nature of our current social and cultural obsessions”.
So, how does he want to make people feel through his art?
“It’s about improving people’s lives – whether that be through providing something beautiful to hang on their wall or the questions and conversations that arise because of it”, said Smith.
What do you think of Smith’s artwork?
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