Colin Smith: The Square Root of Minus One

A new exhibition featuring the work of renowned British artist Colin Smith.

Smith draws on the everyday for the subject matter of his paintings, which are deliberately enigmatic, leaving the interpretation in the hands and imagination of the viewer. “One of the joys of Colin’s work is that it is immediately visually accessible while still being complex and multi-layered. As a viewer we feel both safe and challenged at the same time,” Tackley said.

The exhibition aims to “Reposition the Real or Everyday which we necessarily take for granted, yet so often remain unexamined,” says Colin Smith. “There is no one meaning to any of these works other than that which the viewer brings to them. Only rarely will the titles give any hint as to an intention, and usually just state the obvious.”

Smith’s work is included in the permanent collections of galleries and museums around the world – including the Tate, the Sharjah Museum and Art Gallery in the UAE, and the Museum of Modern Art in Tel Aviv, as well as in numerous private and corporate collections. This is a rare chance to see his work in London as he is currently living and working in Belgium, and has spent much of his career living in the USA, Sweden and Spain.

Duration 23 June 2021 - 01 August 2021
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Cost Free
Venue Riverside Studios
Address 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN, ,
Contact 020 8237 1000 / /

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