RICHARD SMITH, silkscreen
Richard Smith, (27 October 1931 – 15 April 2016) was an English painter and printmaker, one of the most influential artists of his generation.
After studying in the 1950s at the Royal College of Art, Smith stood apart from the burgeoning Pop Art movement of the 1960s by melding the slick and vibrant imagery found in the commercial landscape with an expansive abstract painting language very much his own. He gained critical acclaim for extending the boundaries of painting into three dimensions, creating sculptural shaped canvases with monumental presence, which literally protruded into the space of the gallery.
In this series of graphics, vacuum-formed screen-printed sheets are held in relief by wooden supports.
The image of squared sheeting is obscured by density of scribbling that sometimes overspills onto the support, and the moulding divides in two, creating a mirror-effect: two-dimensional materials are transformed into a 3D form.
H Cream, from The Logo Suite, 1971
Vacuum-formed, screen-printed plastic in colors,
supported by wood panel
60 x 49,5 cm – Ed. 4/75
€ 1.500,00 ( + IVA 22 % )
1 in stock