"Garden Popup #1" is a food themed still life watercolor painted in the realist tradition.  The concept behind this painting is that a garden, with care, can be grown anywhere.  In an urban setting or traditional farm environment, it can be accomplished.  "Garden Popup #1" is pushing the limit with such an idea but modern art does push back with traditional concepts.

- Dwight Smith

Garden Popup #1
DWIGHT SMITH


Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

10" h x 7" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$375

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Artist
Dwight Smith
Bradenton, Florida

Getting to Know Dwight

Dwight Smith depicts commonplace objects with a sense of playfulness and humor. His watercolor still life paintings appear conventional in their soft colors and composed compositions, but upon further observation the juxtaposition of unrelated items make for delightfully surprising combinations and comparisons. This transformation of the everyday, and strong graphic style, lend the work a pop feel. However, pop art is generally cool and ironic. Instead, there is a familiar and comforting sense of kitsch and Americana in Dwight’s subjects. In a similar fashion to the work of American artist Wayne Thiebaud, Dwight paints food and sweets of the American appetite. Doughnuts, hotdogs, and lollipops are captured in all of their potent delight. He plays with scale and composition to bring out a sense of the absurd, but ultimately his goal is to make the viewer smile.