In his debut solo show Psycolourgy, visual artist Nick Smith re-imagines iconic works by artists including Van Gogh, Magritte, Warhol and Hockney in a unique and visually arresting way.
Betraying his background in interior design – Smith has an MA in Product Design and has worked for the past decade as a designer for global brands including Hilton and Virgin – Smith’s first works were created using Pantone colour referencing ‘chips’, the essential tools of his original trade. The artist’s process developed organically; beginning with a desk covered in the colour swatches which Smith arranged into ‘Tetris-like’ patterns and ending with the creation of his first work; a version of the untitled 1967 Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Over time Smith has developed a palette of his own colours; each chip being custom made and named with a word inspired by that colour and then hand applied in layers. He now works with a library of over 3,000 colours, all with their own evocative names.
|Duration||23 January 2015 - 21 February 2015|
|Times||Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm or by appointment. Closed Bank Holiday Mondays|
|Venue||Lawrence Alkin Gallery|
|Address||42 New Compton Street London WC2H 8DA, ,|
|Contact||0207 240 7909 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.lawrencealkingallery.com|