Boost

Douglas Smith,
Winnipeg, MB

Size

36" x 48"

Medium

Acrylic, paper on Birch panel

“Boost” is of both the narrative and formalist genre. It is an experiment in colour field and compositional arrangements, yet tempered through the liberal use of self-designed and hand-cut paper elements. Through this multi-media approach, I wanted the paintings to oscillate between formalism and serious play. In content, the scene is a curious construct of meaningfulness and childlike approach—a take on the idea of our aloneness in complex surroundings, terrestrial or cosmic. There is no fixed locale in my work; my interest lay in disrupting a particular sense of time and place, towards something more primordial.

Boost

Douglas Smith,
Winnipeg, MB

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

Doug Smith
Winnipeg, MB

Douglas Smith studied at the University of Manitoba, majoring in ceramics. He continued with clay for several years, eventually migrating toward drawing and painting. Since 2004, Smith has been producing a large-scale drawing project titled Catharsis, as well as multi-media paintings. His artwork has been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Manitoba, the US and Europe, including The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Plug In ICA, Aceartinc and Stride Gallery. His work resides in many corporate and private collections, having been featured in numerous publications, public talks and lectures.

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