About the Artist
Nick Smith is an up and coming London-based interior designer / visual artist with a vivid imagination and broad range design skills. Not satisfied with just creating beautiful walls, Nick also started to make the artwork to hang on them in the form of small screen printed editions often with hand finished details.
More recently Nick has begun enhancing upon his ‘Pantone swatch works’. A simple yet ingenious method of creating famous canonised works of art, breaking them down and reassembling them as pixelated, individual pantone colour sample swatches. Visually appealing and already iconic, given the subject, the art is more of a statement towards the digitisation of the world and how even the Mona Lisa can be compressed and separated into individual components – colour, tone etc. Where does the original begin?
With a mental bookcase stuffed full of past and current visual obsessions tying Victorian illustration to Memphis design, Nick’s work draws on a diverse and exciting pool of influence. Refusing to be pinned down, expect many surprises in the future from this talented artist.