The Summer Auction 2019

06 JUL 2019 6:00 PM - 06 JUL 2019 8:00 PM
Candid Arts, London EC1V 1NQ
The Summer Auction 2019 - Lot 2, Sam Smyth, Sơn Tây
The Summer Auction 2019 - Lot 2, Sam Smyth, Sơn Tây

2. Sam Smyth

Sơn Tây

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Acrylic on linen
41 x 41 cm.
Painted in 2018


£320 - 480

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Painted while the artist was living in Hanoi, Vietnam this seemingly chaotic composition is actually structured around overlapping square and circular grids.

Sam Smyth is a UK based artist best known for his hard-edged geometric paintings and collages. Drawing on the ideas of minimalist and post-painterly abstract painting from the 60s and 70s, Sam’s work tends towards being formally reductive but with a strong focus on colour interaction, often employing a vibrant palette. Sam is drawn to abstraction not only as a free vehicle for aesthetic exploration but also as an opportunity to think about the physical properties of light and the act of looking itself. 

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