‘Don’t be afraid to make mistakes’
ARTS & CRAFTS | 09/11/2018
Steve Smythe is a major up and coming artist in the Urban art scene, whose works are exhibited and collected worldwide. This November, indie gallery The Art Hound, are proudly presenting their first ever solo show with Smythe - ‘Don’t be afraid to make mistakes’. Visitors to the show will experience an exciting physical mash up between a traditional gallery space and Steve Smythe’s own paint-splattered working studio.
‘Don’t be afraid to make mistakes’ will feature Steve Smythe’s worldwide release of his latest experimental works, with “A and B ” double-sided works, created on wood using both text and imagery; new collections of unique screen prints featuring Hollywood icons incorporating metallics, resin and spray paint and a visual retrospective of his screen-printing career.
Steve Smythe is a British Contemporary artist, who pushes the boundaries of the now established mediums of collage and screen printing. Coming from a graphic design background, he explores the idea of graphic work with an added unique painterly quality.
Steve’s work is a microcosm of homages to the greats of typography such as Christopher Wool, the 20th century screen printing masters - Rauschenberg and Warhol, the artists of the mixed media focused Nouveau Réalisme movement and finally, street art in its very purest form - graffiti, torn posters and advertising images. This is all added to his own take on Pop Culture and its associated messages and imagery.
Eschewing the idea of printed ‘Limited Editions’ for his work, Steve Smythe creates a unique piece of art with every print. Each piece is a heavily worked paper that can includes screen printing, layered colleges and papers, printed or hand drawn text, stamps and hand painted colour, creating a work rich in details, spontaneity and texture.