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image for Exhibition item typeAnj Smith at Oriel MOSTYN Gallery

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Exhibition, Sat 9 Nov 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020, free entry

Anj Smith

Anj Smith

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Working primarily with painting, Anj Smith is interested in reflecting on the very possibilities and limitations of the medium itself.

Her work excavates often-overlooked art histories, which she combines with her lived experiences, to form the layers of her work. Exploring the very edges of representation, Smith's ’s intricately rendered paintings explore issues of identity, eroticism, mortality and fragility. Within her remarkably detailed works, wildly feral landscapes, ambiguous figures, textiles, and rare and exotic flora and fauna are used, weaving archaic traditions and contemporary signs together into a personal cosmology. Her paintings are rich in detail, colour and texture, collapsing strict definitions of portraiture, landscape and still-life whilst allowing elements of each to coexist.

Drawing upon sources as disparate as the works of Lucas Cranach, and the couture of Madam Grès, Smith weaves archaic traditions and contemporary signs together into a personal cosmology. Her paintings are rich in detail, colour and texture, collapsing strict definitions of portraiture, landscape and still-life whilst allowing elements of each to coexist.

Anj Smith is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists. Born in 1978 in Kent, England, Anj Smith studied at Slade School of Fine Art and at Goldsmiths College in London. Smith has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries such as the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy; Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands; The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN; Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY; Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, and me Collector’s Room, Berlin, Germany.

Smith’s work is also displayed in the collections of many leading international museums and collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA; DRAF David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK and the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Nov 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020 10:30 to 16:00
Closed Mondays.

Prices

Free entry

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Sat 5 Oct - Sun 26 Jan In-sight 18: Helfa Gelfa artists in our cafe
Sat 5 Oct - Sun 26 Jan Jamie Barnes: Sea Structures
Wed 16 Oct - Sun 26 Jan AS IT IS: Man’s footprint on the Welsh landscape
Sat 9 Nov - Sun 1 Mar Anj Smith
Sat 9 Nov - Sun 1 Mar Chiara Camoni
Sat 9 Nov - Sun 1 Mar Nobuko Tsuchiya

Address

12 Vaughan Street,
Llandudno,
LL30 1AB

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Map reference: SH 784820  Lat: 53.32092 Long: -3.82699

Follow the A470 into the town centre; turn left where signed to the railway station and the gallery.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Llandudno station

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