ERIK SMITHSON "Tower In The Sky"

Published by: ArtSHINE Gallery | 15-Oct-2017
Erik Smithson is an emerging artist, inspired by architecture and uses ink and watercolour. Erik creates imagined worlds, delving on our relationship to architecture and the built environment as a whole. Erik's work takes cues from European comic artists, Japanese Ukiyo-e, to a variety of 20th century architectural styles, such as modernism and its variations, brutalism and metabolism. His goal would be to one day create large paintings set within one of these imagined worlds.
Venue: ArtSHINE Gallery
Address: 3 Blackfriars Street Chippendale, NSW 2008 - Australia
Date: Saturday November 4th
Time: 12pm - 3 pm
Ticket: Free
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Call: 02 9698 9156

From Erik Smithson interview:

Tell us about your up coming SCG Group art exhibition Art at ArtSHINE Gallery?
"The theme of the exhibition is "Germinate". It explores the process of concept art, from the first ideas swimming about your head, to putting it down to paper, to honing it down to a final work. There are a variety of exciting and talented entrants."
How did ArtSHINE Business Mentoring /coaching help you and your art practice?
"After meeting Vinh Van Lam after one of his outstanding presentations at the Artshine Gallery in Chippendale, I found the courage to call myself not just a designer but an artist through his guidance. As a struggling artist trying to find my feet, working with Vinh allowed me to open myself up to the world of art marking and take that plunge that I was desperately in need of. "
Tell us about your very first job and what path have you taken since then?
"My first job was at a heritage architecture practice during my last years of high school where I catalogued a collection of antique oil cans from a wonderful and passionate architect director, who later guided me into the profession. I moved into residential architecture following graduation and began working on several houses from design to construction and completion. Throughout this time, I have always been drawing and kept many sketchbooks and it has been building up to a point where I have recently started to create artworks."

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