Josh Smith

Untitled

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Josh Smith
Untitled
2005
Collage on Board (Paper, Posters, Paint)
152.4 x 121.9 cm

In Untitled, Smith collages together newspapers, drawings, and posters to create a readymade abstraction. Smith is best known for his paintings in which he uses the letters of his own name in various configurations as a subject matter. Through Untitled’s process of assemblage, his stockpiled typefaces are used with similar effect. Loosing their function as information, words, scribbles, and symbols merge as a cacophony of prefab mark-making. In presenting a barrage of appropriated expression, Smith questions the hierarchical structures by which meaning is created.


     
 


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