Paul Anthony Smith

1988 · Jamaica

Artist biography

Paul Anthony Smith is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born in Jamaica, like other well-known artists such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Ruddy Roye, Paul Anthony Smith, Ricardo Nelson, and Ebony G. Patterson. Paul Anthony Smith was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Paul Anthony Smith is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like Italy and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Paul Anthony Smith's work include Brand New Gallery in Milan, as well as Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street and Jack Shainman Gallery | West 24th Street in New York. Paul Anthony Smith's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleria Anna Marra in Rome (06 June 2018 until 26 July 2018) with the exhibition Postcard from New York - Part II. Paul Anthony Smith's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles in the United States (08 September 2018 - 13 October 2018) with the name PAUL ANTHONY SMITH : CONTAINMENT and Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street in the United States (03 April 2019 - 10 May 2019) with the name Junction. Paul Anthony Smith's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called : FEATURED AT THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART AND AT THE TAUBMAN MUSEUM and took place at ZiehmerSmith in New York, the United States from the 12 January 2018 to 02 September 2018.

Paul Anthony Smith in private collections

On Artland Paul Anthony Smith's art can be found in the following collection: Fred Mercury which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Alessandro Simonini, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Qafar Rzayev.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Anthony Smith

Paul Anthony Smith was born in 1988 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Paul Anthony Smith

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