Nick Smith’s Psycolourgy. Fine Art Done With Custom Pantone Chips.

Fine Art Done With Custom Pantone Chips

Artist Nick Smith’s first solo show, Psycolourgy, at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery features his impressive recreations of masters’ paintings with custom individual Pantone Color Chips. Nick has re-worked pieces from several major artists including Francis Bacon, David Hockey, Leonardo da Vinci, Rene Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, George Stubbs, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol.

Nick Smith Psycolourgy

Each of the color chips that makes up these original works has been created by Nick and customized with a specific name that relates to the artwork it comprises, adding that extra dimension.

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Blue in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith (SOLD):

Marilyn Blue, detail of color chips:

Above each piece of Nick’s I am sharing with you, I have put the original art next to his chip version in case you are unfamiliar with the pieces.

The Scream by Edvard Munch and Nick’s version:

Edvard Munch’s The Scream in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£4,500.00
Collage on Somerset 410gsm paper 1,221 custom colour chips, Edition of 2, signed and embossed (framed), 84cm x 114cm

Francis Bacon‘s Pope Innocent X and Nick’s version:

Francis Bacon’s Pope Innocent X in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£4,500.00
Collage on Somerset 410gsm paper 1,591 custom colour chips, Edition of 2, signed and embossed (framed), 102cm x 127cm

David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash and Nick’s version:

David Hockney’s Bigger Splash in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

*SOLD
Collage on Somerset 410gsm paper 1,176 custom colour chips, Edition of 3, signed and embossed (framed), 94cm x 94cm

Andy Warhol’s Tomato Soup next to Nick’s version:

Andy Warhol’s Campbells Soup Can in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£2,700.00
Collage on Fabriano 5 paper 666 custom colour chips, Edition of 3, signed and embossed (framed), 66cm x 100cm

Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-portrait next to Nick’s version:

Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait in in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£1,800.00
Collage on Somerset 410 gsm paper 380 custom colour chips, Edition of 5, signed and embossed (framed), 50cm x 70cm
(Also available as a print)

Rene Magritte’s Son of Man next to Nick’s version:

Magritte’s Son of Man in Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

*SOLD
Collage on Somerset 410gsm paper, 550 custom colour chips, Edition of 3, signed and embossed (framed), 60cm x 81cm

Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring and Nick’s version:

Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring in Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£2,600.00
Collage on Fabriano 5 paper 598 custom colour chips, Edition of 5, signed and embossed (framed), 62cm x 84cm

Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge and Nick’s version:

Monet’s Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge in Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£1,200.00
Collage on fabriano 5 paper 260 custom colour chips, Edition of 3, signed and embossed (framed), 49cm x 50cm

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn in Pink and Nick’s version:

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Pink in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£2,800.00
Collage on Somerset 410 gsm paper 600 custom colour chips, Edition of 5, signed and embossed (framed), 70cm x 71cm
(Also available as a print)

George Stubb’s Whistle Jacket and Nick’s version:

George Stubb’s Whistle Jacket in custom Pantone color chips by Nick Smith

£5,500.00
Collage on Somerset 410 gsm paper 1450 custom colour chips, Edition of 2, signed and embossed (framed), 98cm x 120cm

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and one of Nick’s versions:’

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa 2 in custom Pantone Color Chips by Nick Smith

£2,000.00
Collage on Somerset 410 gsm paper 441 custom colour chips, Edition of 3, signed and embossed (framed), 52cm x 78cm

Other pieces in the show
The show also features some of Nick’s custom paint chips as originals or prints, such as those shown below.


Gallery images:

Artist’s bio (from the Lawrence Alkin Gallery):
Nick Smith is an up and coming London-based interior designer / visual artist with a vivid imagination and broad range design skills. Not satisfied with just creating beautiful walls, Nick also started to make the artwork to hang on them in the form of small screen printed editions often with hand finished details.

artist Nick Smith with his Bigger Splash, framed for showing

More recently Nick has begun enhancing upon his ‘Pantone swatch works’. A simple yet ingenious method of creating famous canonized works of art, braking them down and reassembling them as pixelated, individual Pantone colour sample swatches. Visually appealing and already iconic, given the subject, the art is more of a statement towards the digitization of the world and how even the Mona Lisa can be compressed and separated into individual components – color, tone etc. Where does the original begin?

With a mental bookcase stuffed full of past and current visual obsessions tying Victorian illustration to Memphis design, Nick’s work draws on a diverse and exciting pool of influence. Refusing to be pinned down, expect many surprises in the future from this talented artist.

Psycolourgy
Nick Smith at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery
23 January 2015 – 21 February 2015

Print Editions
Nick sells prints of his work at https://www.smithandstuff.com/printeditions In terms of originals, you’d have to check with Nick or his gallery.

images and information courtesy of artist Nick Smith and the Lawrence Alkin Gallery (which has since permanently closed)

Nick Smith

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