Arts Project Australia
Working across painting, ceramics, mixed media, video and soft sculpture, Mark Smith is concerned with human nature and the human condition. In his ceramic work, Smith examines the physicality of the body, using the primitive vessel to explore the truly distinctive characteristics of being human. Smith’s text-based soft sculptures inject emotional responses into selected words. Dynamic and multi-textured, the words represent philosophical propositions that reflect the artist’s state of being. Within this framework, Smith addresses the experiences and complexities of the individual and of humanity.