Howard Smith

Howard Smith’s practice is rooted in an ongoing study of method and pattern. An abstract painter, he was a member of the Radical Painting movement in the 1980s, which sought to distill painting to its essence. True to the movement’s focus on intention and creation, Smith prioritizes interactions between brushstrokes and the canvas, carefully applying and reapplying paint to build and vary his depth of color. An interest in the coalescence of form and space is apparent in his practice and particularly stands out in the diversity of his watercolor paintings. All of Smith’s artworks explore the painting process, leading him to an always-evolving methodology.


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