WITH YOU, NOT AGAINST YOU :P, 2020
Acrylic and oil on panel
11 ins x 14 ins; 27.9 cms x 35.6 cms
Courtesy of the artist
Cyrus Smith (b.1976) is a Canadian visual artist formerly based in Europe, now residing in Winnipeg, MB. Smith holds a BFA Hon. from the University of Manitoba.
Smith is primarily a painter, but navigates effortlessly through various media. Having an extensive background in street art, Smith borrows from popular culture and addresses several themes throughout his work including art history, the socio-political sphere, neon, Graffiti, advertising, faux-fame, the occult and digital networking.
Smith was a founding member of the art collective Too Sicks, which gained notoriety from installing little wood panel paintings (Prefabs) throughout public spaces.
His work has been featured in publications including Border Crossings Magazine, Toro Magazine, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail; and has contributed as a freelance writer and arts reviewer to the website Bpigs. He has been involved with numerous exhibitions, public art, and performance projects throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Smith has given lectures and workshops detailing the risk of alienation and suppression of Graffiti Art. His work is included in collections worldwide.
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