Multimedia Artist

Phil Smith

Phil Smith experiments with cut paper, often echoing back to the likes of Keith Haring with his compositional and color choices. He does not go into the work with a structured plan, rather, he lets the shapes reveal themselves as he goes.

“The origin of my current work is based on my love of musical form. I fold paper to introduce a rhythmic cadence. I use color to create the mood of the piece. The shapes are like musical phrases and the cut out negative shapes are all improvisation. I want my work to be visual jazz. I want it to feel new every time it is viewed. I like that it is small, desk size. You can hang it on a wall or look up from your work to a quiet jazz quartet.”

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Interested in Phil's Work?

We have a few select pieces available at the gallery and can contact Phil for others or commissions.