MARK LIAM SMITH
THE AUCTION HOUSE
(Flowers for Fibonacci, Auction House, Double Entendre, Game Theory)
My paintings are visual works of fiction: I create a narrative using shape, colour, and characters. I carefully consider the chromatic and spatial relationships in my paintings to achieve movement and balance, just as an author uses symbols to layer the plot with meaning. In some of my paintings, I use silhouettes as metaphors for our dual nature: our public persona versus our private selves, the overt versus that which lies beneath or remains unspoken. I then overlay abstract elements, such as colour blocks and lines, and switch from a photorealistic to a more painterly style to further enrich the narrative.