If you’re familiar with just a few local artists, abstract painter Ed Smiley is probably one of them. The artist walked us through his technical process of making these exquisitely wild paintings:
“My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and transferred paint skins. I use scanners and hand movement to produce digitally modified images, gestural yet unpainted, and combine them in overlays with glazes and painted gesture. Image sources for digital distortions can be other paintings, fabrics, and found objects.”
– Ed Smiley
Ed Smiley offers studio visits upon requests and hosts frequent shows. You can see more of his work here.
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