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Tim Smith

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Degree: MFA Fine Art
University: Newcastle University

New Blood Art Statement

Tim Smith's handling of paint is reminiscent of Frank Auerbach - intense, gestural and thickly applied with bold impasto marks and colours. Nature, humanity, textures, patterns  and cultural motifs all jostle for space in his work.

A clamorous celebration of all things becomes a simple appreciation of form and colour; the way in which the painterly supersedes the subject evokes also the spirit of Jasper Johns. Smith draws from history, experience, fiction and fantasy to reflect his kaleidoscopic cultural vision. 

Artist Statement

My work is driven by a fascination with the changing world, contemporary culture and the history of art. These are often mixed together in what I want to be a spontaneous blend of images rich in cultural references, I hope held together by passages of pure painting and lyrical colour in a "new representationalism"

I see artists as the real superheroes of the modern world, saving us from the mundane everyday. I want my paintings to be the complete opposite of all that is around us in the world today, to provide an antidote to the pressures of life and do what art should - show us the world in a new way. I tend not to paint the same things in long series of works, there are too many good ideas thrown our way each day to do this, but many of my themes will resurface in new combinations over a period of time.

Richard De Marco gave me the best advice ever - Tim, he said, always stay west of West and away from the centre.

 

Exhibitions

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

1996 RA Summer Exhibition 
1994 East Riding Open, highly commended entry
1990 Manchester, city Art Gallery
1989 "Trouble in Paradise" Solo Exhibition Somerville College Oxford
1989 RA Summer Exhibition
1988 RA Summer Exhibition
1987 RA Summer Exhibition
1987 Solo Exhibition, Bailliol College Oxford
1986 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
1983 Stowells Trophy
1983 Stowells Trophy

Group Exhibitions 

2018 Neo Gallery 23, Bolton
2015 Ferens Open

2015 Humber to The Wash, Barton Upon Humber
2014 Artcrasher Live, San Francisco

2014 Ferens Open

2014 Pop Open Hull

2014 East Riding Open Beverley
2013 Open Studios East Riding and Hull
2011 Humber to Wash, Barton Upon Humber
1997 "A Bomb Drops On Walmington" Solo Exhibition Quay Art Hull
1996 RA Summer Exhibition

1994 East Riding Open, highly commended entry

1990 Manchester, city Art Gallery

1989 RA Summer Exhibition

1989 "Trouble in Paradise" Solo Exhibition Somerville College Oxford

1988 RA Summer Exhibition

1987 RA Summer Exhibition

1987 Solo Exhibition, Bailliol College Oxford

1986 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
1983 Stowells Trophy

Original works:

Grand Canyon of Indecision

By Tim Smith

£650

Rainfall Generator

By Tim Smith

£750

Ancient Treasure Map of a Sh*t...

By Tim Smith

£750

The Little Tree in Autumn

By Tim Smith

£375

Weather Systems Over the World...

By Tim Smith

£1450

South Pacific Island and Stars...

By Tim Smith

£750

Birth of Pegasus

By Tim Smith

£225

Bathroom Condensation

By Tim Smith

£225

Borderline

By Tim Smith

£2500

Paul Klee's Brain

By Tim Smith

£250

Ice On a Stove, Riding On Its ...

By Tim Smith

£275

Little Ancient Treasure Island...

By Tim Smith

£225

Open Window At Collioure 1914 ...

By Tim Smith

£300

Cluster-f**k

By Tim Smith

£295

Manos Hands of Fate

By Tim Smith

£325

Zaat

By Tim Smith

£325

Mountains and Sea - 1952 - My ...

By Tim Smith

£650

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The Goldfinch

By Tim Smith

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Helen Frankenthaler Knocks... ...

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Jive Talkin'

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Naked Girl on the Phone

By Tim Smith

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Lost Blossom Tree

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Maytime in October - a Strange...

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Blossom Tree With Stars

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Study For a Painting That Does...

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Helen Frankenthaler sits like ...

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The Sky At Night with Sir Patr...

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The Entire History of the Worl...

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Lost

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Forgotten Memorial in the Wood...

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Grieving Collie Sleeps at Kirc...

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Girl with Data and Eternity So...

By Tim Smith

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I Saw Him Play Once in the Ear...

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The Birth of Venus #2

By Tim Smith

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The Incredible Invisible Bloss...

By Tim Smith

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Nightswimming

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Constellation and Accountabili...

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The Little George Best Icon

By Tim Smith

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Marilyn Monroe Sits Like Diana...

By Tim Smith

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App to Age a Hawthorn Hedge

By Tim Smith

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Aurora Boreaalis, My Alabaster...

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A Pagan Goddess in Exile

By Tim Smith

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Maytime in October - a Strange...

By Tim Smith

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Tree Thought Dead in Fall Sudd...

By Tim Smith

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A Pagan Goddess in Exile #2

By Tim Smith

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Open Window and Little Blossom...

By Tim Smith

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A Firecracker in the Garden

By Tim Smith

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Sunlight On the Garden

By Tim Smith

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Samuel Palmer's Walled Garden ...

By Tim Smith

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Samuel Palmer's Shoreham Garde...

By Tim Smith

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Comet Girl On Fire

By Tim Smith

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Valentine

By Tim Smith

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La Reve 1932 (My Version)

By Tim Smith

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Valentine's Morning Memory

By Tim Smith

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Blossom Tree and Cosmos

By Tim Smith

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Victoria's Secret Origin of th...

By Tim Smith

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Dynamic Blossomfall

By Tim Smith

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Blossom Drop

By Tim Smith

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Wunderkind Climber

By Tim Smith

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