29 October – 3 December 2016

Radical Utopias
A solo exhibition by Stephen Smith
29 October – 3 December 2016
Opening Friday the 28th of October, 18.00-21.00

The Mini Galerie is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Radical Utopias by Stephan Smith.

Stephen Smith creates works that draw on conspiracy theories, bit-rot, psycho-geography and post-traumatic landscapes. His works act as a dialogue between various mediums, such as painting, drawing, print and installation, and explore the interaction between the physical material and painted forms.

Radical Utopias presents new works on paper and canvas by Smith that emphasise his interest in composition and material. The starting point for these works stem from a residency trip he took to the exclusion zone of Chernobyl and the lost city of tomorrow Pripyat with Unknown Fields (Architectural Association, London). This journey altered his visual language and informed his current method working simultaneously between painted and raw canvas, brutal marks and subtle shifts of collaged processes. The forms witnessed are repeated and echoed in the drawn and painted works.

Integral to Smith’s process of formal abstraction is the deconstruction and subsequent reconstruction and re-contextualizing of the form and language of a work. With each process motifs are built up and re-adjusted, resulting in a visual dialogue that is in a constant flux.

Stephen Smith (United Kingdom, 1975) also works under the studio name of Neasden Control Centre.

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Works

  • Stephen Smith
    Sphinx (2016)
    150 x 190 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Sphinx (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on stitched canvas
    150 x 190 cm
    Price range: € 2.500 - 5.000
  • Stephen Smith
    Daylight (2016)
    120 x 160 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Daylight (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on stitched canvas
    120 x 160 cm
    Price range: € 2.500 - 5.000
  • Stephen Smith
    Rolling Divisions (2016)
    120 x 160 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Rolling Divisions (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on stitched canvas
    120 x 160 cm
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  • Stephen Smith
    Between The Nomad (2016)
    70 x 90 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Between The Nomad (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on stitched canvas
    70 x 90 cm
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  • Stephen Smith
    Haven (2016)
    70 x 90 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Haven (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on stitched canvas
    70 x 90 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Stephen Smith
    Hive (2016)
    70 x 90 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Hive (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on stitched canvas
    70 x 90 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Stephen Smith
    Force of Socialism (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Force of Socialism (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Stephen Smith
    Between The Nomad And The City (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Between The Nomad And The City (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
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  • Stephen Smith
    Empire of the Sun (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Empire of the Sun (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
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  • Stephen Smith
    Liberated Perception (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Liberated Perception (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
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  • Stephen Smith
    Orbit (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Orbit (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
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  • Stephen Smith
    Systemic (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Systemic (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Stephen Smith
    Free Utopia (2016)
    56 x 76 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Free Utopia (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic collage on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    27 x 39 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    27 x 39 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    24 x 30 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    24 x 30 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    24 x 30 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    24 x 30 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    24 x 30 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    24 x 30 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    24 x 30 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    24 x 30 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    20 x 30 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    20 x 30 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    20 x 30 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    20 x 30 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    18 x 24 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    18 x 24 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
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    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    24 x 30 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    24 x 30 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Price range: under € 500
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
  • Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold
    Stephen Smith
    Untitled (Utopian Spatial Series) (2016)
    Oil, enamel and acrylic on gesso board
    13 x 18 cm
    Sold