Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"I've come up with my own formula for color-field painting that involves a gradation of color that involves no more than 4 colors: oops-paint blue, spray-paint yellow, and day-glo spray orange or pink, folled lastly by a wild card that represents the ground.
I feel like these paintings successfully toe an uncommon balance between purely abstract and photo-realistic. I feel like the brilliance of color can knock you to your knees like a Rothko, but instead of a thoroughly tilled opus, they are haiku.
David Aaron Smith is an artist/activist who's work centers on social issues. Rather than exploit the situations he paints about, David wants to give back. For each painting sold, David will donate half of his share to a cause listed in the description of the painting. From David: "I think it's a great way to get people involved in my work, and even piquing an interest in art in general. So many times, art is bought and sold for it's aesthetic value only when the art with the greatest value is that which is used as a tool to tell the story of a culture's moment in history. My work is about OUR moment in history and how it looks from my perspective. I think it will speak to those who see the same America." Watch the documentary, "The Last Mountain," to get an idea of David's roots in activism. Along with his large body of political fine-art, David is also working on a "living sculpture" in Death Valley that you can stay at : #davidaaronsmith #villaanitadv