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DONALD SMITH

untitled

Untitled
These two fascinating portraits are from a series by the artist taken in the same place where the sitter is side-lit by a simple angle-poise lamp. His subjects are sometimes known and sometimes unknown to him and are chosen at random, depending on whom he meets when he wants to make a photograph. The passengers view of the photograph reflects the artists wishes that the unknown creates a sense of democracy.
Photographs 2000



metropolitan 1

metropolitan 2

metropolitan 3

Metropolitan
This Artist Book is placed on the rear shelf of the taxi. It is a photographic project recording encounters with people and architecture in London. On one side of the page is a portrait (see 'Untitled' above) and on the other is a 'flat iron' style building. These structures, which narrow at the junction of two roads have been built to accommodate the ancient and complex layout of london, and have become an architectural type. These two series document the artists accumulated visual impressions of a city.
Artist book 2000



...phenomenon

Drive-By Random Inner-City Material Colour Space Phenomenon
An inexplicable pile of urban colour and artificial wood somewhere in the capital. Like the city itself; illogical, superficial, formless, haphazard
Enamel/laquer on IKEA laminate 2001



cube display

cube cards
Inside the Black Cube
A secret invitation to view a monochrome painting jammed into the back of the cab
Unlimited Edition

Text on business card 2001
You are invited to take it or leave it

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