David Brian Smith
Born in 1981 in Wolverhampton (United Kingdom), David Brian Smith lives and works in London.
David Brian Smith’s figurative work is rooted in the pictorial tradition of landscape and portrait painting. The artist uses his family history and found images as springboards. His paintings depict a dreamlike world in a rich colour scheme and allude to a rural environment, to folklore and to myths.
David Brian Smith studied at the University of Wolverhampton and the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. His work was featured in both solo and collective shows in galleries and institutions such as Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels ; Carl Freedman gallery, London ; Wagdas Gallery, London ; Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels ; the Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton ; Cul de Sac, London ; Weltraum, Munich ; the Saatchi Gallery, London ; Benderspace, London ; Studio Voltaire, London ; Susak, Croatia ; Long and Ryle Gallery, London ; House Gallery, London and the Eagleworks Gallery, Wolverhampton. David Brian Smith received the Creekside Open Award in 2013 and the Royal Academy Landscape Painting Award in 2005.