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Paul Smith

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Paul Smith

Born in Wegberg, Germany 1972, and grew up in Sunderland.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My work starts from photographs of urban and rural environments: photographs I take documenting my experience of locality. Photography has always played a central role in my art, whether as the finished piece or as part of the process towards a painting. Often the paintings are created from composite photographs, i.e. the sky and the sea are from different times/locations, altering the narrative of the final work. I explore the relationship between landscape and memory, from charting the post-industrial developments in the North East since my youth, to filtering the wholly different lights of suburban wilderness on the Pacific Coast of the USA: a landscape that comes to us already narrated by hundreds of forgotten films and re-membered as a series of familiar stills.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
DJ Touring, Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery, Malton
Paul Smith, VZ Gallery, London
2010
Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
Imperfect Recall, The Architect's Gallery, London (guest curator)
2009
Real and Unreal, The Architect's Gallery, London
People and Places, The Architect's Gallery, London
2008
New Beginnings, Diesel House Studios, London
2006
Spirit of Llลทn, Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Gallery, Llanbedrog, Wales
Wilderness
, Lecht Ski Centre, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland
2005
Inside, Greenwich, London
Arts Unwrapped, Vyner Street Studios, London
2004
New Paintings and Photographs, Woburn Gallery, London
Open Studios
, Vyner Street Studios, London


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