The complex contradictions at the core of the human psyche are the central concerns of Angela Smith's abstracted figurative paintings.
Disrupting the surface of the canvas, pouring and restricting paint over and over. The paint will flood, ooze,trickle and pool, allowing space for unpredictability and the unexpected, seeking a precarious balance between control and chance.
This process-based work starts with no set outcome; building up materiality before harnessing it.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Modern Artists Gallery 2016-2018/2019
Reality Departure, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London
Chinese Whispers, Karin Janssen, London touring to Galerie Nasty Alice, Eindhoven
Seams, Hoxton Arches, Shoreditch, London
The Tribe Prize, Edgar Modern, Bath
Paint Like You Mean It, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh
Prize and Award
Shortlisted for The Tribe Prize, Edgar Modern, Bath
Shared Space Residency, Blue Monkey Network
Shortlisted for the IR11 Painting Prize, Edinburgh