82 x 103 cm | 30 x 38 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"I have a fascination with the addictive nature of the games you can download without actually playing them myself. The Tetris watercolours are part of this, but I also like to invent my own ideas for games and Blossom Drop is part of a set of works where I am playing around with these ideas in painting, which is as addictive as any little screen based game."
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.