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David G Smith - 2021

David G Smith - 2021

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Original Painting by David G Smith  - (81) San Diego Emerging Artist

Acrylic on Canvas

62.5 x 50.5 2024 -  Framed

HARD EDGE PAINTING Series

Hard edge painting is an approach to abstract painting that became widespread in the 1960s and is characterized by areas of flat colour with sharp, clear (or ‘hard’) edges

“Geo” Series Statement of Work

I have had a life long propensity to doodle and sketch. My observations focused on the lines that demark all shapes that in reality set the edge and boundaries of objects. I started painting about thirty years ago and like many artists kept my work pretty diminutive and unassuming. Two painting classes that were offered by the Athenaeum School of Arts (one about color by Jeff Yeoman and the other about abstract painting by Sharon Demery) expanded my perspective of what pleases me in creating art and what pleases others in their interpretation of it.

In our home we have a library with two large blank walls facing each other. My wife suggested we use this space for two paintings that would highlight the books without competing with the books. This was the start of what we now call the “Geo” series. The Geo series features lines and shapes with bold use of bright colors that have multiple hues and textures that avoid repetition. No two shapes or coloration is alike, but all blend together to present an energetic use of lines, colors and shapes at a larger scale to fill the high volume space behind couches, over beds and in libraries. “ Geo” for geometric art.

We often hear the question, “What is it.” It isn’t what something is as much as how it makes you feel.

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