C-wire (right). A painting by Oliver Smith ©2017

C-wire. (right)

By Oliver Smith | 1st December 2015

H 95.6cm x W 95.6cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. 2014 This painting is the right side of a tryptic of c-wire that link together. An ongoing obsession with the exploration of war, this painting was actually inspired by an online Vietnam War Slang Dictionay. C-wire refers to concertina wire or as some know…

C-wire (center). A painting by Oliver Smith ©2017

C-wire. (center)

By Oliver Smith | 1st December 2015

H 95.6cm x W 95.6cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. 2014 This painting is the center painting of the tryptic. An ongoing obsession with the exploration of war, this painting was actually inspired by an online Vietnam War Slang Dictionay. C-wire refers to concertina wire or as some know it as, barbed wire. The painting…

C-wire (left). A painting by Oliver Smith ©2017

C-wire. (left)

By Oliver Smith | 29th November 2015

H 95.6cm x W 95.6cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. An ongoing obsession with the exploration of war and conflict this painting was completed in time for the 100 years remembrance of the end of the 1st World War. This painting is painted on canvas stretched over Russell and Chapple exhibition bars sourced from managed…

Honey Bunny

Honey Bunny

By Oliver Smith | 24th July 2015

H 91cm x W 91cm D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas, 2014. Inspired by the film Pulp Fiction, directed by Quinten Tarentino. A cult classic which left the audience subjected to extreme entertainment of his most notorious trick, making us invest in and enjoy the most psychotic episodes. Honey Bunny is a simple re-remembrance of those moments…

2 of Spades.

By Oliver Smith | 22nd July 2015

H 100cm x W 130cm x D 2.6cm, acrylic ink and spray paint on canvas. The Vietnam War C23 tank ‘The Death Dealers’. 2nd Platoon named their tanks after the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in this case the name was changed from Disaster to Hey Jude, in reference of the Beetles song which was released…

Vietnam War Panting by artist Oliver Smith ©2017

Chapelle’s War.

By Oliver Smith | 20th July 2015

H 120cm x W 120cm x 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. Canvas is stretched on Russell and Chapple exhibition bars. Dickey Chapelle recorded wars from WW2 to Vietnam where she was killed, the first American female war correspondent to be killed in a war. Dickey was a popular character in the military , she embraced…

Astronaut Playboy (right panel). H 180cm x W 180cm x 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. 2015 ©2017 Oliver Smith

Astronaut Playboy. (right)

By Oliver Smith | 20th July 2015

H 180cm x W 180cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. Canvas is stretched on Russell and Chapple exhibition bars. This panel is presented individually or as one of two. All started by combining various interests in cinema, science fiction, war and the 1980’s. Largely inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey; Space exploration in…

Astronaut Playboy (left panel). H 180cm x W 180cm x 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. 2015 ©2017 Oliver Smith

Astronaut Playboy. (left)

By Oliver Smith | 20th July 2015

H 180cm x W 180cm x D 2.6cm, spray paint on canvas. This panel is presented individually or as one of two.

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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