Steve Smythe

Artist Statement

Steve Smythe creates a range of work that explores collage, screenprinting, mixed media and unique layered images that are reminiscent of deteriorating paste-ups. Often combining iconic figures with torn text in a variety of fonts, Steve’s prints and collages are rich in detail and texture. Avoiding editions and a belief in creating something unique with every piece.

With a library of silk screens and a tendency to get bored Steve floats between collage, screenprinting and mixed media works.

Steve has a degree in Product Design and a teaching degree from Cambridge University.

A self-taught artist, he began creating his work in early 2013 (After several years of creating design work for other people). For Steve art gives him the freedom to work without boundaries, to do whatever he wants, no constraints, no brief, no amendments, no clients believing they know better. It’s a freedom to work and explore in a manor not possible within the life design.

Inspired by Nouveau Realism, decollage, torn street posters and artists such as Jacques Villeglé and Raymond Hains, Steve’s work incorporates layers of paint, mixed media, spray paint and screenprint. Steve’s images explore both human and typographical forms, figuratively and in a graphical sense. He is fascinated by the deconstruction of layers and allowing the work to take its own form of visual distortion, somewhere between existence and demise.

aud black
Untitled (Audrey Black)
Hand Pulled Screenprint and Spraypaint, Stamped and Embossed
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 840mm x 640mm
POA

kate black
Untitled (Kate Black)
Hand Pulled Screenprint and Spraypaint, Stamped and Embossed
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 840mm x 640mm
POA

angelina black

Untitled (Angelina Black)
Hand Pulled Screenprint and Spraypaint, Stamped and Embossed
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 840mm x 640mm
POA

aud gold

Untitled (Audrey Gold) 
Hand Pulled Screenprint and Spraypaint, Stamped and Embossed
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 840mm x 640mm

POA

kate gold
Untitled (Kate Gold)

Hand Pulled Screenprint and Spraypaint, Stamped and Embossed
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 840mm x 640mm
POA

angelina gold
Untitled (Angelina Gold)
Hand Pulled Screenprint and Spraypaint, Stamped and Embossed
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 840mm x 640mm
POA

Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot

Original Book Cover, Signed at the back
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 295mm x 345mm

POA

audrey Hepburn 2
Audrey Hepburn II

Original Book Cover, Signed at the back
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 295mm x 345mm

POA

no change 001
No Change 001

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

untitled 005 gold print jpg
Untitled 005 I (Gold)

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

untitled 005 no2
Untitled 005 II

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

you can dance
You Can Dance I

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

you can dance 2
You Can Dance II

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

audrey strawberry red

Audrey Strawberry Red

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

audrey fluorescent pink
Audrey Fluorescent Pink

Signed Limited Edition Print
Edition 1/1
Size Framed: 640mm x 845mm

POA

Monroe l tn
Marilyn

Original Screenprint on Wood Handfinished with Acrylic
Size Unframed: 610mm x 790mm

POA

secret hearts
Secret Hearts

Original Screenprint on Wood Handfinished with Acrylic
Size Unframed: 520mm x 670mm

POA


bprint
Bprint

Limited Edition 2 Colour Hand Pulled Screenprint on 300gsm Somerset Paper
Edition of 25
Size Unframed: 500mm x 710mm

POA

B001
B001

Original Screenprint on Wood Handfinished with Acrylic and Sand Paper
Size Unframed: 610mm x 790mm

POA

B003
B003

Original Screenprint Handfinished with Acrylic, Sand Paper and Spray Paint
Size Unframed: 610mm x 790

POA

cat
Cat

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed)
Size unframed: 420mm x 600mm
POA.

aprint
A
print
Limited Edition 2 Colour Hand Pulled Screenprint on 300gsm Somerset Paper
Edition of 20
Size Unframed: 500mm x 710mm

POA

Monroe l
Marilyn

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed)
Size unframed: 420mm x 600mm
POA.

bardot 2
Bardot 2

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed) (Ed of 25)
Size unframed: 295mm x 420mm
POA

nonsense
Nonsense

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed) (Ed of 10)
Size unframed: 295mm x 420mm
POA

bardot
Bardot

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed) (Ed of 20)
Size unframed: 295mm x 420mm
POA

ali
Ali

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed) (Ed of 25)
Size unframed: 295mm x 420mm
POA

taylor
Taylor

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed) (Ed of 20)
Size unframed: 295mm x 420mm
POA

shrimpton
Shrimpton

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed) (Ed of 20)
Size unframed: 295mm x 420mm
POA

twiggy 1

Twiggy I

Original Collage (Signed)
Size Framed: 325mm x 415mm
POA

twiggy 5
Twiggy V

Original Collage (Signed)
Size Framed: 385mm x 510mm
POA.

twiggy 3
Twiggy III

Original Collage (Signed)
Size Framed: 395mm x 510mm
POA

monroe_unique_1
Monroe (Unique)

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed)
Size unframed: 420mm x 600mm
SOLD

monroe_pink
Monroe (Pink)

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed)
Size unframed: 420mm x 600mm
SOLD

monroe_silver_pink
Monroe (Silver and Pink)

Limited Edition Screenprint (Signed)
Size unframed: 420mm x 600mm
SOLD.