Bruno Smith
“Fauna Pichu”
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Lot Details

Recycled garments
77 x 76 in. (196 x 193 cm.)
Year: 2017
Extra Info:

Signed and dated on verso

Location: New York, New York

Seller: Bruno Smith and Ki Smith Gallery, New York.

New York artist Bruno Smith works with clothing, blankets and upholsteries either donated, found or from his own past purchases. With the raw material already charged with history and personal attachment, Smith then cuts up and collages the textiles, at once both preserving and destroying their sentimental value. The works are composed like an abstract painting, with large shapes of fabric forming a background and thinner strips traversing on top, mimicking broad brushstrokes. In this post-modern take on painting, Smith inverts the expressionistic gestures of Abstract Expressionism into the calmed and slowed process of sewing.

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