My work is a hybrid of appropriated imagery, collected memorabilia, song lyrics and other cultural ephemera. Plundering the pop culture references we adopt then all to readily discard; creating a landscape of our collective past that is immediately familiar, yet hints at deeper truths, and unvoiced knowledge.

Whether working in paint, print, installation or collage, my work is energetic, irreverent and joyfully entertaining – prodding us to delight in the fragile and transient aspects of human existence rather than wallow in any existential angst.

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

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