Martin Smith is a Brisbane-based artist and photographer. Hand-cutting text from photographic prints, his intriguing works feature personal stories, diary entries and lyrics. Often confessional, the text is filled with memories and nostalgia, and conveyed with Smith's trademark humour. Incorporating text, photographs and collage, Smith’s works reflect intimate and meaningful moments of his life and offer wry observations of the world.
Smith’s works have been exhibited both in Australia and internationally. In 2014, he was included in the Dong Gang International Photo Festival in Korea. His work has also been included in the major exhibition, Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2007). Smith's work is held in the collections of Artbank, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, University of Queensland Art Museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and Monash City Gallery, and in corporate and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, France and the USA.
MARTIN SMITH IN BRISBANE ART DESIGN
Martin Smith's You workin' darlin?, 2019, is currently installed on an external wall at Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley as part of the Museum of Brisbane's BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) Festival. The text references Fortitude Valley’s historical association with prostitution.
Smith's work will be on display until 26 May 2019.⠀
Image: Martin Smith, You workin' darlin?, 2019
MARTIN SMITH RESIDENCY AT NARS FOUNDATION
Martin Smith is currently undertaking a three-month residency at NARS Foundation in New York. Supported by the Australia Council and Arts Queensland, Smith will also exhibit in the residency exhibition at NARS in December 2017.⠀
Image: Martin Smith, I am fortunate and bored, 2015
Showing all 66 artworks