David E Smith


My prime interest is in spatial configurations of pure form and colour. To heighten this, I employ a rigorous hard-edged geometry, eliminating any obvious signs of brushwork, while favouring an extended family of hues that includes cerulean blue, prism violet, eau-de-nil, pinks, teal, and, above all, black. Many images are not bound by the canvas edge, having the capability to extend virtually to infinity in some dark void. For his reason, the works should not be framed. I work entirely in acrylic on canvas, most paintings to date being no larger than 76 x102cm. The work in the present collection dates between 2011 and 2013.