Erik Smith

Otoboke Guzuta (Banana) 2009 (CONSTRUCTS, White House)

Artists Statement

I am interested in the liminal substance of living – the order of a visible world and the spirit in which its stuff becomes animated (or ‘useful’ or ‘meaningful’).

Absurd automatic drawing, snapshot photography and minimal diagrammatic notes of everyday conversations and events are important features of my personal sketchbook research. It follows that my work’s aesthetic maintains this sensibility of everyday pathos.

August 2009