Thanks to a deep passion for color, the English artist Nick Smith breaks down the masterpieces of art history and recreates them in a unique mosaic style. Even though his works are reduced to the bare minimum, the pictures are nevertheless identifiable, looking almost like 8-bit art.
Nick Smith’s work brings the old together with the new, by making stunning limited edition prints of iconic artworks, simply making use of simple Pantone-like color swatches. By employing color theory, Smith is showcasing equally the complexities and subtleties of the colors in these classic art prints.
Smith has re-worked pieces from numerous significant artists such as Francis Bacon, David Hockey, Leonardo da Vinci, Rene Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, George Stubbs, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol.
All of the color chips that make up these original works have been created by Smith, then customized with a specific name that relates to the artwork it comprises, adding that extra dimension.
“I’m still exploring this concept of pixelation of images. I feel like I’m only at the beginning at the moment…” – Nick Smith
Smith Graduated from Coventry University with a First Class Masters Degree in Product Design, facilitating his successful career in commercial interior design for 10 years, where his medium of custom color swatches evolved. Seeking further creative fulfilment, Smith dedicated himself full time to his art.