A master of scale, British artist Anj Smith renders diminutive paintings that affect immense aesthetic impact. She commingles opulence and the macabre in technically virtuosic compositions whose structure and tone are deeply informed by literature. Smith describes herself as a “voracious reader”, and today treats HENRY to one of her favorite passages from Nabokov’s Pale Fire. Treat yourself to an up-close appreciation of Smith’s miniaturized oils at Hauser & Wirth’s Upper East Side gallery, and tune in this Thursday to hear Smith elaborate on the importance of reading to her artistic process.
Shot on location at Hauser & Wirth. Image courtesy of the gallery.