Nick Smith, a contemporary artist based in Scotland, is renowned for his pixelated style, boldly experimenting at the convergence of picture and pixel, fine art and popular culture.
A Decade of Artistic Evolution
Over the past decade, Smith meticulously refined his artistic style. His journey into abstraction and collage commenced in 2011, with a pioneering project involving Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn Monroe.
Using nothing but color swatches, Smith embarked on the challenge of recreating this celebrated image, marking the inception of his artistic career and the establishment of his distinctive style.
The artist has since played tribute to iconic paintings by the likes of David Hockney and Keith Haring, using hundreds of paint swatches to create a blurred colour-chip masterpiece.
Collections and Creative Boundaries
Since 2014, Nick Smith has crafted and exhibited over 10 collections, the most recent being Polytheism (2023), Posed (2022), and Psycolourgy 2.0 (2021).
His Polytheism collection explored sneaker culture, with hand-collaged works depicting iconic, rare, and exclusive sneakers, revealing these everyday objects as symbols of identity, culture, and personal expression.
From examining sneaker culture to reimagining the work of old masters and experimenting with the purity of colour and tone, Smith's pixelated creations consistently push the boundaries of artistic practice and expression.
Global Presence and Auction Success
Nick Smith's works grace collections worldwide and have made their mark in high-profile auctions, attaining notable recognition in the secondary market.
Nick Smith’s artwork is available at the Artmarket Gallery. Contact our gallery team for further information or enquiries.