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Size: 24"W x 48"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This is a completely unique and original Preston M. Smith Pop Surrealist painting on wood. It was just released from the artist's private collection and is the second in a series of black and white pieces with hints of vibrant color to accent certain aspects of the subject matter. They are a mixture of oil paint and ink on wood. The man in this piece stands, cigarette dangling out of his mouth, defiantly staring out at the viewer. Paint drips down from the bottom of the figure creating a cool illusion. This painting has a strong street/urban art feel to it and is mysterious, intriguing...
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.