Phillip K Smith, III
Lozenge 4, 2013
Acrylic, RGBA LEDs, programmed Arduino, electrical components
12.5” x 46“ x 8"
edition of 3
Lozenge 4 is a new work that is included in the exhibition "PHILLIP K SMITH, III: lightworks" which is currently on view at ...
royale projects : contemporary art
73190 El Paseo Suite #3
Palm Desert CA 92260
PHILLIP K. SMITH, III ( American 1972 – )
Phillip K Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He continues to push the boundaries and confront the ideas of modernist design. Drawing inspiration from the cold rigidity of the Bauhaus movement, the reductive geometries of minimalism, and the optic sensation of California’s Light and Space movement, Smith III attempts to resolve the complex challenge of finding a natural state of life and spirit within these ideological aesthetic constrictions, the results are deceptively simple and compelling objects that seem to breath and move as you observe and interact with them.
He has been commissioned to create over half a dozen monumental art works, from California to Missouri and was featured in the 2008 annual review in Art in America. He is currently in development of six public works to be installed by the end of 2012 in California, Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. His fifty-five foot tall sculpture, “Inhale/Exhale“, is featured on the cover of the book 500 x Art in Public: Masterpieces from the Ancient World to the Present alongside some of the most important artists of our time. He was honored as the 2010 Artist in Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Smith, III was included in the exhibition, Smooth Operations: Substance and Surface in Southern California Art, alongside artists such as Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, and Craig Kauffman at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster CA. He will be returning to the museum in January 2014 for a solo exhibition.