Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith makes work that draws on conspiracy theories, bit-rot, psycho-geography and post-traumatic landscapes. Stephen works predominately with painting, drawing, print and installation. He uses a process of formal abstraction to deconstruct and reconstruct the form and language of the work. Through this themes, forms and motifs are built up and re-worked over time, with each iteration new works are formed in which the dialogue is in a state of flux.

Recent work has largely focused on large scale machine sewn paintings based on a residency trip he took with Unknown Fields Division (Architectural Association, London) to the exclusion zone of Chernobyl and the Russian Space Centre. He has exhibited his work internationally including: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Nam June Paik Centre (South Korea) and Mu (Netherlands).

Stephen Smith also works under the studio name of Neasden Control Centre.