Kristina Smith

Gallery Affiliations: Firecat Projects

Region: Midwest

My paintings represent the obscure that can be found in the mundane. They present humor where an undiscerning eye sees the commonplace. The scenes of urban waste I paint symbolize our commodified, throwaway American culture. A fast-paced, “out with the old, in with the new” consumer culture is something I, as a middle-class American, can strongly relate to. This idea, combined with its precise execution, informs my body of work. Applying rich detail and focusing primarily on the artistic elements of space, composition, and color, I enhance idiosyncrasies I find within the ordinary.