Steve Smythe is a British Contemporary artist, who pushes the boundaries
of the now established mediums of collage and screen printing. Coming from
a graphic design background, he explores the idea of graphic work with an
added unique painterly quality.
Steve’s work is a microcosm of homages to the greats of typography such as Christopher Wool, the 20th century screen printing masters - Rauschenberg and Warhol, the artists of the mixed media focused Nouveau Réalisme movement and finally, street art in its very purest form - graffiti, torn posters and pop culture images. This is all added to his own take on Pop Culture and its associated messages and imagery.
Eschewing the idea of printed ‘Limited Editions’ for his work, Steve Smythe creates a unique piece of art with every print. Each piece is a heavily worked paper that can include screen printing, layered colleges and papers, printed or hand drawn text, stamps and hand painted colour, creating a work rich in details, spontaneity and texture.
2014 Affordable Art Fairs London
2015 Affordable Art Fairs London
2015 Affordable Art Fairs Hamburg
2016 Affordable Art Fairs London
2016 Stroke Art Fair Munich
2016 Group Exhibition - Turner Barnes Gallery
2016 Affordable Art Fair New York
2017 Group Exhibition - Lilford Gallery
2017 Affordable Art Fair - Milan
2017 Affordable Art Fair - Brussels
2017 Featured in the Saatchi Art Spring Catalogue
2017 Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong
2017 Group Exhibition - Blackburn Open Walls
2017 Group Exhibition - Turner Barnes Gallery
2017 Affordable Art Fair - London
2017 Ink - London (Darkhouse Gallery & Duke of York Theatre)
2017 Group Show - Nuclear Winter Wonderland - Leontia Gallery
2018 Solo Show - Turner Barnes Gallery
2018 Affordable Art Fair - London (Battersea)
2018 Group Show - 'The Art Hound Pop Up'
2018 Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong
2018 Affordable Art Fair - London (Hampstead)
2018 Pop-Up - Art Hound Gallery Cambridge
2018 Summer Show - Art Hound Gallery Cambridge
2018 Group Exhibition - Blackburn Open Walls
Nov 2018 Solo Show - Art Hound Gallery Cambridge