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David Smith
Hong Kong, China

Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong

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The paintings I make depict vast spaces on a small, intimate scale. They use the unpredictable qualities of oil washes to disrupt, dissolve, or decay the image surface. Light, space, weather, and pollution play around trees, mountains, lakes, and clouds. The images push noise against signal and create a tension between material and image. Aiming to be open ended, evasive, and spare, they tease our desire for the primal, the mysterious, and the elemental.





born: 1976, Mayo, Ireland



University of Ulster, MFA 2003

Sligo I.T. BFA

G.M.I.T. NDip


selected awards/honors

Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award, 2004

Thomass Damann Junior Memorial Trust Award, 1998


selected publications

Instant Culture-Achitecture and Urbanism as a collective process, MCCM Creations, Hong Kong, 2013

INPA 2, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012

City-Haze, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011

INPA 1, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Greyscale- Solo show, AJC Gallery, Hong Kong 2014

Myspace- 2 person show with Wong Kai Kin, AJC Gallery, Hong Kong 2013

City-Haze, Solo show, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2011

"Double-Double" Music collaboration for Barry Jacques's Video, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, 2009


selected group shows

Small Wonders, Exhibit of small works, AJC Gallery, Hong Kong, 2013

Fresh Paint, Exhibit of contemporary painting, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013

Hong Kong Art Prize Exhibit, Finalist, Asia Contemporary Art Show, 2013

Landscape and the Urban Environment, AJC Gallery, Hong Kong, 2012



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