My work is a hybrid of appropriated imagery, collected memorabilia, song lyrics and other cultural ephemera.

I am fascinated by pop-culture and how we adopt and integrate these references into our daily lives. Examining their meanings, significance and ultimately fleeting nature. Re-presenting and re-positioning these in a way that is energetic, irreverent and insightful – creating a landscape that is immediately familiar, yet hints at deeper truths and tacit knowledge.

In a recent series of collages, celebrity portraits and film stills are playfully undermined and rendered almost abstract, resulting in images that are enigmatic and compellingly spectral.


All enquiries for original work, editions or commissions should be made through
Anna Smithson – Smithson Gallery