Contemporary artist Nick Smith creates pixelated works with hand placed colour-chips, cleverly combining text and image to create intriguing and provocative collaged works.
With a previous career in Interior Design spanning 11 years, Nick references his concept design background throughout his work, reworking the design aesthetic using unique colour swatches in hand-made collages, placing his work firmly in the fine art category.
The multi-layered element of his work, which marries image and word, allows Smith to explore complex art-historical concepts. This additional element of text, placed under the empty space of each swatch, creates either complimentary or subversive meanings. The artist deliberately leaves these word/image constructions open to viewer interpretation, sparking new meanings.