SQOT a painting by Ollie Smith

SQOT

By oliversmith | 22nd April 2019

2019 – 90 x 90cm, acrylic and spray paint on board. Taken from the general A-Z Vietnam War Slang dictionary, from top left the idioms are: Short Time (meaning only that you have a short time until departure from active service in Vietnam), Quad Four (the name of a weapon that was made from four…

The FNG. a painting by Ollie Smith

The FNG

By Oliver Smith | 22nd April 2019

130cm x 130cm, spray paint on canvas. This painting is made up of a collection of Vietnam War slang that has been presented in 25 panels in order from A to Y. The letter Z was left out due to the design of the stretcher, the missing letter will be presented in a painting of…

No Love For a Tunnel Rat, a painting by Ollie Smith

No Love For A Tunnel Rat

By oliversmith | 22nd April 2019

110 x 110cm, acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

Front Towards Enemy, a painting by Ollie Smith

Front Toward Enemy

By oliversmith | 22nd April 2019

spray paint and acrylic on board.

Mr 30 paitning by Ollie Smith

Mr 30

By oliversmith | 22nd April 2019

spray paint and acrylic on board.

From Daggers to Doughnuts

From Daggers to Doughnuts

By oliversmith | 26th April 2018

130cm x 130cm, spray paint and acrylic on canvas. This painting tip toes into the realm of psychology, the objects are presented on a clean or somewhat sterile surface as if ready to be operated on. From Dagger to Doughnuts can be regarded as representation of Feminine and Masculine traits that are are usually fighting…

He Thinks He's John Wayne. Painting by Oliver Smith ©2017

He Thinks He’s John Wayne

By oliversmith | 30th October 2017

(measurements) spray paint on canvas. 2012 This painting is obviously based on a scene from the Hollywood  western True Grit. The reason it was made was more to do with an awareness that I had reinvented the actual scene in a much more idealistic light, creating a much more dynamic and fantastic scene. So, when…

Shogun Exit. 90cm x 90cm, spray paint on canvas. ©2017 Oliver Smith

Shogun Exit.

By Oliver Smith | 5th April 2016

H 91cm x W 91cm D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. 2014 The painting is from a period of reflection on cinema, where I would often dream about scenes from movies and attempt to recreate them by collecting images found from internet searches for imagery. Shogun Exit was an interesting realisation that the image I had…

Keep Right. 90cm x 90cm, spray paint on canvas. ©2017 Oliver Smith

Keep Right.

By Oliver Smith | 5th April 2016

H 91cm x W 91cm D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. 2014 This painting is a part of the ‘Cinema’ series, where scenes from popular cinema are re-imagined and constructed from images collected from Google. Keep Right was painted from a collage of imagery found online, some of those images were of a car chase…

H 106cm x W 171cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint and high pigment acrylic ink on canvas. 2015 - paintngs by Oliver Smith copyright 2017

Welcome Aboard.

By Oliver Smith | 6th January 2016

H 106cm  x W 171cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint and high pigment acrylic ink on canvas. 2015 This painting is based on an interview with an air hostess of a commercial airline used to transport American troops to and from Vietnam during the Vietnam war taken from the book Vietnam – The Definitive Oral History Told…

The FNG is featured in ArtBox New York

By oliversmith | 23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

The FNG is at it again and gets into the ArtBox Screen Switzerland exhibition in New York for 2018. I look forward to the next open call and have a new painting for them already. From Daggers to Doughnuts (artwork link to follow).

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The FNG gets featured

By oliversmith | 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

My new painting titled The FNG gets featured in the art magazine Average Art.  Even though Average Art is a small publication it still feels really good to be recognised for doing something well. Some interesting artists in the December issue so I recommend heading over to Average Art’s website and buying a magazine or…

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New painting work in progress from Daggers to Dohnuts

By Oliver Smith | 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

This is a current work in progress of a large painting (130cm x 130cm). Part of a series of re-imagining of cafe diner scenes from popular cinema. An amalgamation of daydreaming my way through cinema these pictures are generated by contrasting objects that produces a dialogue which suggests a scenario of events and those that…

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