Contemporary Art News
17 March 2017
Nick Smith – Parlance: Video Interview
Our current exhibition, Parlance by Nick Smith is reaching its midway point so if you haven’t yet seen the show now is certainly the time to get down to our New Compton Street gallery.
Related: Nick Smith Parlance Private View
Prior to the private view Nick kindly took some time to explain in detail some of the works that feature in Parlance. Shedding light onto the development of the show as a whole and brilliantly articulating his vision as an artist.
Presenting an all new body of original artwork, alongside print editions released during the show, Smith has expanding and elaborated on his now familiar custom colour-chip technique. For the first time, the artist has employeed found objects as his canvas, in a series of iconic magazine covers, which he has censored with colour-chips.
Smith has also created several circular Tondo piece in the show, referencing the circular renaissance paintings that often depicted religious or mythological scenes. In modern times the motif has been successfully employed by artists including Damien Hirst and Chuck Close, both of whom have been depicted by Smith in Tondo form in the exhibition.
You can relive some of our packed our private view in the video above.
Parlance by Nick Smith runs until 1st April. The majority of works are now sold, but you can view what’s still available by following this link.