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20.00"W x 16.00"H x 0.5"D

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Preston M. Smith (PMS)

Sherman Oaks, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: emotional abstraction, emotionally charged, emotional art, emotional creation, emotional painting, emotional state, emotional, conscious art, conscious existence, conscious awareness, unconscious, work with subconsciousness, conscious, stream of consciousness, consciousness, subconscious, enlighten, enlightened, enlightening, enlightenment, ethereal mood, ethereal light, ethereal, pop art colorful, pop art painting, pop art, vibrant colored art, vibrantart, vibrant color, vibrant painting, vibrant art, vibrant colors, vibrant, modern acrylic painting, small acrylic painting, original acrylic painting, abstract acrylic painting, original acrylic canvas, acrylic on canvas, acrylic paint, acrylic painting, original acrylic, acrylics, acrylic, drip art, paint drips, drippainting, dripping paint, drippy, dripping painting, drip painting, drip, dripping, drips, fluids, fluid canvas art, fluidity, fluid abstract, fluid art, pouring fluid acrylic, fluid acrylics, fluid painting, fluid acrylic, fluid

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2017

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Through my artwork, I am mainly interested in exploring the existential experience of the human being. My work spans from moody Pop Surrealism to colorful, textured Abstracts. My abstraction mantra is simple: Beauty, Texture, and Color. I try to let the medium itself have a strong voice. My textures are thick, tactile, almost chewy and edible. I dare the viewer to want to touch and feel each piece. My colors are vibrant and bold and morph into each other, creating new and exciting variations and amalgamations. My figurative paintings are moody and existential. Eyes are a focal point and these pieces convey an emotional content filtered through me, that represents the human condition. I keep myself constantly inspired by surrounding myself with music, literature, movies, and by cultivating my own everyday experiences. I employ all of these elements to better access the present moment, where all true creativity flows from, and which allows ideas to adapt and evolve. This is what feeds my art and helps it grow and change with every passing day and moment.

Artist Preston M. Smith (PMS) found himself cross-eyed and with no depth perception as a child. This was the "lens" through which he developed his unique visual perspective of the world, which he now shares as a painter. Preston’s work has transitioned from moody pop surrealist paintings into vibrantly colorful, tactile, highly textured and almost "edible"abstract works. His mantra for his abstract work is "color, texture, and beauty", and his work and life have been an expression of moving from darkness into light. Preston’s work has been showcased alongside David Lynch and at the Inaugural Purple Ball for President Obama’s Inauguration in 2009, where he was commissioned to paint 12 portraits of the President. Very recently his work was selected by a panel of curators as a winner in the 1st 2018 ArtSlant Artprize Showcase. His work has also been on display at the world famous La Luz De Jesus Gallery, and in numerous exhibitions throughout Los Angeles and across the country. Preston's was also recently the subject of a documentary short directed by Tony Lugo entitled "Negativity To Creativity" and his work is in private collections around the world as well in the homes of celebrities such as Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Josh Lucas, and so forth.

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