Casper Smith currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
My work is a response to pop iconography both past and present. I attempt to show the aging of pop images through the catalyst of, what I consider, the new popular form; graffiti and urban art. Through layering of collage, de-collage, spray-paint, dirt, acrylic paint and inks, amongst other mediums I create a textured base to display recognizable imagery. The goal is to present this imagery in a way that is both interesting to look at in detail as well as from a distance. While most of my work is on canvas I want the paintings to be appreciated as a three dimensional object. Every aspect of the surface of my pieces, from the edges of the canvas to the layers of paint and torn paper, is meant to incite a feeling of age and weathering along with an appreciation of a fine art object. Above all, I want to chuckle to myself and have a smile on my face while I’m working and that joy instills itself into paintings.
b. 1982, Pound Ridge, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY