Glen Smith an artist working out of Geelong Australia. Within his work he predominantly investigates the urban environment both locally and further aﬁeld. Capturing aspects of the familiar in his direct neighbourhood as well as icons common to the modern cityscape, the work is both a series of sentimental triggers and a psychogeography map of the artist’s travels. Aesthetically the work is heavily inﬂuenced by street art and culture and reﬂects a grungy contemporary metropolis inclusive of its laneways, signage and architecture. This subject matter is further re-enforced and underpinned through the use of stencils, tagging and other grafﬁti inspired processes.
Smith’s artworks combine contemporary media including screen printing, spray paint and digital transfers and manipulation. Within a gallery context he produces prints and paintings, outside of the studio he paints in situ on the walls of the city. Overall, his work has a graphic nature reﬂective of street level advertising, imagery and appeal. Silhouettes and ominous skylines build a vocabulary for the artist to stylistically investigate his subject matter and continually build upon his body of work.