Cyrus Smith | Politics
2015 | Acrylics and collage on paper | 12 x 15”
Cyrus Smith’s acrylic and collage work Politics is indicative of his playful and sharp fusion of references and materials. Blending abstraction and pop, a clown ski jumps off of a gestural neon orange squiggle.
Cyrus Smith is an artist from Winnipeg whose painting practice and installation work playfully incorporates found objects, street art, pop culture and art history. Smith holds a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba and attended the 2009 Summer Institute at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. His work has been extensively exhibited in Canada and Berlin, with exhibitions including Young Winnipeg Artists, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; East Meets West, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB; SUPERMEGAFUNAWESOMEPARTYTIME, idrawalot Gallery, Berlin; OH HIMMEL, STRAHLENDER AZUR…, Pavilion am Milchhof, Berlin; and Be Nobody, Lantern Gallery, Winnipeg. He was a founding member of the Winnipeg art collective Too Sicks, who subtly altered the Winnipeg cityscape by attaching small pre-painted wooden panels to lamp posts, fences, and other infrastructure throughout the city. Smith is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects in Winnipeg.
Available for purchase at the Plug In ICA 2017 Gala & Art Auction on November 4, 2017.
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