David James Smith
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.