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Wunderkind Climber (2016)

Tim Smith

30 x 40 cm | 11 x 14 in


Subject: Nature
Tags: Night, Impasto, Pattern, Eyes, Shapes


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 Wunderkind Climber forms 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. This game would involve crampons."


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Tim Smith

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. 


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