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David James Smith

French Fancy #5, 2005

DAVID JAMES SMITH

Household paint on mdf
51 x 51 cm
Signed and dated verso

Iced Gem #1, 2005

Household paint on mdf
51 x 51 cm
Signed and dated verso

Iced Gem #2, 2005

DAVID JAMES SMITH

Household paint on mdf
51 x 51 cm
Signed and dated verso

Iced Gem #3, 2005

DAVID JAMES SMITH

Household paint on mdf
51 x 51 cm
Signed and dated verso

Iced Gem, 2005

DAVID JAMES SMITH

Household paint on mdf
51 x 51 cm
Signed and dated verso

DAVID JAMES SMITH  British, born 1980

David James Smith graduated from the Camberwell College of Art, London in 2005.
 
Smith has become famous for producing super glossy paintings by building up layers of household paint, resulting in undulating, seemingly poured waves of haphazard and bright colour.
 
There's something naïve and childlike about his palette, evoking penny sweets bought at funfairs. He takes simple things and transforms them into fluid, abstract pieces of vivid beauty.
 
Although Smith's work is considerably recent, his art befits a far more established artist.