Richard Smith "New works"


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To celebrate the official move to Chelsea, Flowers is delighted to present a new body of work by the renowned British artist Richard Smith. This will be his first solo exhibition with Flowers in New York City.

Smith, born in 1931, was a member of the brigade of artists who created the post-war renaissance of British art - a movement now attracting much deserved attention. A contemporary of Peter Blake and Joe Tilson at the Royal College of Art, Smith helped usher in the Pop Art movement with his paintings from the early 60s.

Pop Art was not the only influence on Smith’s work. British abstraction played a major role in defining his career as an artist. Smith’s brilliant ability to effectively blend these diverse styles can be considered one of his greatest contributions to the art world.

As with his work of recent years, Smith likens his new paintings and drawings to “Outsider” art, in that they convey a simplistic and straightforward point of view. They are eternally optimistic, echoing beautifully judged communication between shapes and radiant colors making them at once both seductive and intellectually satisfying.

[Image: Richard Smith "Notes" (2009) Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 38 in.]



from February 25, 2010 to April 03, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-02-25 from 18:00 to 20:00


Richard Smith

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