Martin Smith

Martin Smith

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.

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Martin Smith The first time, 2020 cyanotype print on watercolour paper 95 x 72 cm $5,500.00
Martin Smith Why You, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Strange/Convenience, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Exit, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Admission/Directory, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Absence/Glacier, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith A night of curries, 2020 pigment print with hand cut letters 150 x 100 cm $9,500.00
Martin Smith In the American West 2, 2020 cyanotype with resurrected letters on watercolour paper 95 x 72 cm $5,500.00
Martin Smith In the American West 1, 2020 cyanotype with resurrected letters on watercolour paper 95 x 72 cm $5,500.00
Martin Smith I wish I could say, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters, EVA resin 42 x 29.7 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith I get to emerge from it, 2018 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm $2,200.00
Martin Smith The embrace of mediocre ideas, 2018 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm $2,200.00
Martin Smith You too need comfort, 2017 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm $2,200.00
Martin Smith Greatest weakness, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters 120 x 100 cm $8,800.00
Martin Smith Cynicism, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters 120 x 100 cm $8,800.00
Martin Smith I believe in, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith I have never, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith Exercise #5, 2012 lead pencil on exercise paper with released letters and EVA resin 21 x 30 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith Any day now, 2010 type c photos, EVA resin and timber base 40 x 22 x 10 cm $5,200.00
Martin Smith The few, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Easy for me, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters, EVA resin 42 x 29.7 cm Sold
Martin Smith Thankful every time I emerge, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters, EVA resin 29.7 x 42 cm Sold
Martin Smith m, n, a, e, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters, EVA resin 42 x 29.7 cm Sold
Martin Smith It's difficult to love, 2018 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm Sold
Martin Smith Linked by absence, 2017 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm
Martin Smith Foamcore, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters 100 x 80 cm Sold
Martin Smith Eyewear, 2015 pigment print with cut out letters 110 x 75 cm Sold
Martin Smith I regret, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith Money laughed at my sausage, 2015 pigment print with cut out letters 100 x 100 cm Sold
Martin Smith I like it when, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith I want to be, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith No nonsense type, 2015 pigment print with cut out letters 96 x 96 cm $8,000.00
Martin Smith Untitled, 2012 hand carved c type prints 30 x 17 x 17 cm Sold
Martin Smith Fix it up, 2010 pigment print and collage, unique edition 90 x 180 cm $9,900.00
Martin Smith This time tomorrow, 2010 type c photos, EVA resin and granite 11 x 28 x 18 cm $6,000.00
Martin Smith Sydney, 2010 pigment print and collage 90 x 270 cm Sold
Martin Smith Untitled 4, 2010 silver gelatin print on fibre based paper with selecitve toning 48 x 48 cm Sold
Martin Smith Untitled 3, 2010 silver gelatin print on fibre based paper with selecitve toning 48 x 48 cm Sold
Martin Smith Untitled 7, 2010 silver gelatin print on fibre based paper with selecitve toning 48 x 48 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith Untitled 6, 2010 silver gelatin print on fibre based paper with selecitve toning 48 x 48 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith Untitled 5, 2010 silver gelatin print on fibre based paper with selecitve toning 48 x 48 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith Untitled 2, 2010 silver gelatin print on fibre based paper with selecitve toning 48 x 48 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith Enough, 2010 pigment print and collage 90 x 180 cm $9,900.00
Martin Smith Untitled 1, 2010 pigment print 90 x 270 cm Sold
Martin Smith Some Goddamn Attention, 2020 pigment print with hand cut letters 150 x 100 cm Sold
Martin Smith Much like the Leopard, 2020 pigment print with hand cut letters 150 x 100 cm Sold
Martin Smith Jetlag, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters 120 x 100 cm Sold
Martin Smith Experiment with verbs, 2015 pigment print with cut out letters 100 x 100 cm $6,000.00
Martin Smith I am fortunate and bored [No. 4/12], 2015 pigment print with cut out letters 100 x 100 cm Sold
Martin Smith Until you comfort your father, 2010 pigment print and collage 90 x 180 cm $9,900.00
Martin Smith Regards Dad, 2010 pigment print and collage 90 x 70 cm $4,500.00
Martin Smith And also with you #2, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith And also with you #3, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith The homily, 2009 pigment print and collage 130 x 90 cm Sold
Martin Smith The relationship blossomed, 2009 pigment print and collage 115 x 115 cm Sold
Martin Smith I still hate that man, 2009 pigment print and collage 130 x 180 cm Sold
Martin Smith After 3 months on the road Mary finally loosened up, 2009 photographic carving on marble base 18 x 10 x 10 cm Sold
Martin Smith I lived with Jesus for a year and put on 10 kilos, 2009 photographic carving on marble base 18 x 10 x 10 cm Sold
Martin Smith And also with you #1, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm Sold
Martin Smith And also with you #7, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm Sold
Martin Smith And also with you #8, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm Sold
Martin Smith My Frenetic, anxiety driven snuffing, 2009 pigment print and collage 90 x 130 cm $4,400.00
Martin Smith Hot/humid/oppressive/stifling/still, 2009 pigment print and collage 90 x 130 cm $4,400.00
Martin Smith And also with you #6, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm Sold
Martin Smith And also with you #9, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm Sold
Martin Smith And also with you #5, 2009 collage on paper, eva 42 x 30 cm Sold
Martin Smith The first time, 2020 cyanotype print on watercolour paper 95 x 72 cm $5,500.00
Martin Smith Why You, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith The few, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Strange/Convenience, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Exit, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Admission/Directory, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith Absence/Glacier, 2021 silver gelatin print on fibre paper, ed 1/3 50 x 40 cm $2,000.00
Martin Smith A night of curries, 2020 pigment print with hand cut letters 150 x 100 cm $9,500.00
Martin Smith In the American West 2, 2020 cyanotype with resurrected letters on watercolour paper 95 x 72 cm $5,500.00
Martin Smith In the American West 1, 2020 cyanotype with resurrected letters on watercolour paper 95 x 72 cm $5,500.00
Martin Smith I wish I could say, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters, EVA resin 42 x 29.7 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith I get to emerge from it, 2018 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm $2,200.00
Martin Smith The embrace of mediocre ideas, 2018 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm $2,200.00
Martin Smith You too need comfort, 2017 pigment print, edition 1 of 5 60 x 42 cm $2,200.00
Martin Smith Greatest weakness, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters 120 x 100 cm $8,800.00
Martin Smith Cynicism, 2018 pigment print with cut out letters 120 x 100 cm $8,800.00
Martin Smith I believe in, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith I have never, 2015 pigment print with permanent pen 40 x 40 cm $1,800.00
Martin Smith Exercise #5, 2012 lead pencil on exercise paper with released letters and EVA resin 21 x 30 cm $1,200.00
Martin Smith Any day now, 2010 type c photos, EVA resin and timber base 40 x 22 x 10 cm $5,200.00