Tim Smith is a self-taught contemporary artist from Southern New Jersey. He has worked to develop his style over the past few years, which continues to evolve with each piece he creates. Since his start as a realist painter, his style has morphed into what is known as “New Pop Realism” or “Spontaneous Realism”. His subject matter focuses primarily on the celebrities, musicians, and other iconic figures who have impacted his life. His goal is to capture the emotion and current state of the subject using vibrant colors–both warm and cool—in order to better captivate the viewer.
Tim has several artistic influences, including local South Jersey artist Mike Bell, street artist David Walker, and Austrian artist Voka. His style has been said to resemble the works of Leroy Neiman. His pieces have been featured in several Manhattan “Pop-Up” shows and even in Miami Art Basel. Some of Tim’s original artwork can be found today in Avra Art Gallery, located in Margate, New Jersey.
Tim continues to grow in his role as an artist by studying various aspects of the art world, as it is always evolving. Tim resides in Northfield, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.
To view more artwork by Tim Smith, visit www.theartworkoftimsmith.com.
Art has been my life – all my life, but I started working with skulls and now all I want to do is play amongst my rust and bones. I love taking skulls and assembling them with man-made objects that are old and discarded, but still beautiful in their own way. Everything is shapes and textures that are blended together and become one. It’s like putting together a beautiful puzzle… and paying respect to they’re lives by turning them into Art that’s appreciated and admired.
I’m giving new life to the dead and discarded.