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JOHN SMYTH
arbroath, angus - United Kingdom



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Artist Statement

I was born and raised in Fort William, on the West Coast of Scotland. In 1996 I moved to Aberdeen to study painting at Grays School of Art. I now currently reside and paint in Arbroath on the east coast of scotland. I have found that the paintings I most admire are usually figurative which has influenced me to pursue that discipline with my own work. It is not my sole interest however. I use Abstract elements varying from simple sheets of colour to textured impasto and decorative pattern to complement the figure. These abstract elements may work simply as a background or may encrouch over the figure creating a more dynamic interplay between the abstract and the real. I feel that the contrast between the highly disciplined pursuit of naturalistic figurative painting and the freedom of working with abstraction provides balance in my work on both a visual and conceptual level. The works currently on display on my page are examples of recent paintings in which I have been experimenting with a mosaic tile effect....

Original Artworks (4)

John Smyth; Tierce, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 33 inches.
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 33 inches (27.9 x 83.8 cm)
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John Smyth; Sunder, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 15 x 31 inches.
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2007
15 x 31 inches (38.1 x 78.7 cm)
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John Smyth; Mycenae, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 24 inches.
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 24 inches (27.9 x 61.0 cm)
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John Smyth; Psi, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 34 inches. Artwork description: 241  The painting features a model seated in a pose that resembles the letter' Psi' from the greek alphabet. The abstract background is kept simple in order to enhance the impact of the figure. ...
John Smyth
Original Oil Painting, 2006
12 x 34 inches (30.5 x 86.4 cm)
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