Aaron Smith

aaron smith - surface and surfaceExpressionist portrait paintings from American Artist Aaron Smith.  Aaron works from his massive collection of found Black and White photographs of men from the Victorian / Edwardian period giving him the freedom to work in his own way with colour within these compositions.  Aaron Smith is represented by Sloan Fine Art in New York where his limited edition print Blower is available.

www.aaronsmithart.com

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10 comments
  1. Great stuff.

  2. Another good find

  3. Excellent feel of colours, interesting technique, a few borrowed tricks from post impressionists. But no point of conflict, no contrapunto. Nice, but not great. Time to move on to people who are alive. Portraits are about psychology. That’s only possible with people who are alive ) He’s someone to watch for a future break-thru.

  4. Sabrina Möller said:

    Really great. Thank’s for this new “inspiration” 🙂

    • Mark said:

      No problem there’s plenty more inspiration to come

      • Sabrina Möller said:

        I am looking forward to it! 🙂

  5. camiluh said:

    i cant stop looking at the paintings!
    the texture! and the colors!
    i love this technique!
    im really loving this :3

    • Mark said:

      yeah they are really great, glad you like the content

  6. Thanks for the posting and the feedback. Here’s some more of my work… http://mucksnipe.tumblr.com/

    • Mark said:

      Thanks for getting in contact Aaron, really appreciate it. Have you every looked at the work of Roderic O’Conor? His work isn’t as free as yours but could be of interest. He’s an Irish Artist that spent time in Brittany with Gauguin. He used a really interesting technique of painting by layering contrasting colours which blend optically and almost seem to glow. He’s one of my favorites from that period, worth seeing in the flesh if you get a chance.

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