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David Brian Smith EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Great Expectations - Wow
David Brian Smith
Great Expectations - Wow

2010

Oil on herringbone linen

180 x 150 cm
“I come from a farming background, in Shropshire, where my father was a shepherd,” David Brian Smith explains. “My mother found the picture of the Shepherd tending his flock in a newspaper from the 1930s. I’ve made several paintings from this image and have enjoyed using the subject of the shepherd because of my autobiographical relationship with it. I use the image to jump between different styles of painting and arrive at new ones. At first I was concerned about repeating the use of the shepherd, but there are so many possible variations of the image that I can explore. Each time I can reinvent the space, light and palette within the picture. I paint on herringbone linen because of its association to rural heritage, to flat caps and tweed jackets. I work on one canvas at a time, and this allows me to delve into and create a world around me. The life-sized scale is important, it makes me feel like part of the scene I’m painting, I hope the viewer has a similar experience.”
The Birthday Party - February 25th
David Brian Smith
The Birthday Party - February 25th

2008

Oil on canvas

190 x 160 cm
My Soul Hath A Remembrance And Is Humbled In Me - II
David Brian Smith
My Soul Hath Them In Remembrance And Is Humbled In Me II

2011

Oil on herringbone linen

180 x 150 cm
Gainsborough Farm
David Brian Smith
Gainsborough Farm

2014

Oil, Silver and gold leaf on herringbone linen

180 x 300 cm






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David Brian Smith's BIOGRAPHY

David Brian Smith
Born in Wolverhampton UK in 1981
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014
Art Brussels, solo presentation, courtesy Albert Baronian, Brussels

2012
Goodwill and The Unknown Man, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2010
Great Expectations, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2007
I Believe in Everything, Carl Freedman Gallery, London

2006
Charming Country, Wagdas Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Creekside Open, curated by Ceri Hand and Paul Noble, London
**** (Part Three), Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton
Summer Show, Cul De Sac, London

2012
Over The Radar - New Art Coordinates in Hackney, Core Arts, London
London-Munich, Cul De Sac, London

2011
Fruchtbaresland, Carl Freedman Gallery
Home Where We Belong, Weltraum, Munich

2010
Feral Face, BENDERSPACE, London
SV10: Members' Show, selected by Jennifer Higgie and Rebecca Warren, Studio Voltaire, London

2008
Begin Again At The End, Carl Freedman Gallery, London
Cory Michael Project, London

2008
Weißes Lächeln, Croy Neilson, London

2006
Susak Expo, Susak, Croatia,

2005
Harvest, Long and Ryle Gallery, London
Pent House, House Gallery, London

2004
Flavor, Eagleworks Gallery, Wolverhampton