Royal Drawing School
Anj Smith collapses traditional definitions of portraiture, landscape and still life, allowing elements of each to coexist simultaneously. When researching her paintings, Smith draws on a diverse range of sources. Psychological states, nature, fashion subcultures and the history of painting are just a few of the layered references operating within her works. Smith writes: ‘Difficulties in identifying and separating out phenomena aren’t artificially simplified but embraced in all their complexities. Thresholds are hard to determine; clouds in the sky are indistinguishable from the scum washed up with the surf’.
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