Saturday, May 25, 2024

Samantha Keely Smith‘s paintings attempt to reconcile the inner world of instinct and emotions, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur.

“My tumultuous fictional landscapes represent our delusional relationship with nature. I create my paintings’ layers of complex color by interspersing traditional methods with pouring, staining and deconstruction using solvents”.


“The imagery resulting from this process has moments of harmony and unity within turmoil but the overall impression is nature in flux. My landscapes are amorphous and imprecise. They are not literal illustrations of particular places or even elements. They might be sky, land or water. But they are clearly representations of both natural energy and our human nature as we grapple with our place, and role, in an ever-changing, sensitive, living, and constantly reactive environment”.

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