Painter Samantha Keely Smith | Paintings 2012-2011


Mutiny – oil, enamel and shellac on canvas
60 x 78

“Samantha Keely Smith is a painter working and living in New York.
Her art represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and
hostile in its natural grandeur.
Samantha Keely Smith’s paintings are landscapes that play at the edge of abstraction, blurring between light-filled fields and non-objective compositions. Light suffuses the works through soft clouds of brushstrokes, while canvases like “Salvage” (2010) create contrast with ropey, surreal structures inhabiting the transcendental space.” Editor’s Pick

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