Ian Kingsford Smith

  • "Kelly Saga" Tecnica: Acrilico su legno Dimensioni: 100 x 70 cm
    "Kelly Saga" Tecnica: Acrilico su legno Dimensioni: 100 x 70 cm
  • "Nothing good happens after midnight" Dimensioni: 66 x 83 cm Tecnica: Acrilico su legno
    "Nothing good happens after midnight" Dimensioni: 66 x 83 cm Tecnica: Acrilico su legno
  • "Somewhere over the rainbow" Tecnica: Acrilico su legno Dimensioni: 66 x 83 cm
    "Somewhere over the rainbow" Tecnica: Acrilico su legno Dimensioni: 66 x 83 cm
  • "The Explorers" Tecnica: Acrilico su legno Dimensioni: 100 x 70 cm
    "The Explorers" Tecnica: Acrilico su legno Dimensioni: 100 x 70 cm

Kingsford-Smith sees himself as a visual storyteller. “In my art practice,” he says, “history, personal history, memory, family records, ambitions, fantasy, dreams, mythology and spirituality” all combine to create enigmatic narratives. – – They are detailed but do not tell one explicit story, rather they tap into the viewer’s imagination and evoke a multitude of possible storylines. – – Each of Kingsford-Smith’s images evokes a larger story and meaning through his ability to play subtly with colour, line and scale. – – Working in a variety of media, from etchings, to acrylics and oils on wood, to linocuts, Kingsford-Smith says that employing such a range of materials gives him the opportunity to realise his vision and bring it vividly to life for the viewer. – – Ian is an artist working fulltime in Sydney, Australia. He has studied painting with a number of leading New Zealand painters including Colin McCahon, Michael Smither and Toss Woollaston. – – Ian has had solo exhibitions at the M2 Gallery, Sydney in 2016 (Lineage), Sheffer Gallery, Sydney in 2015 (Mappa Vitae – Life Maps), GAFFA, Sydney in 2014 (Pilgrimage), Global Gallery in 2013 (Dreams in Captivity), 2012 (Australian Stories) 2011 (Dingoes) 2010 (Trees on Paper) and group exhibitions in painting and printmaking in Florence, New York, Melbourne, Auckland and Cairns. Previously he has had solo and group exhibitions in Auckland, Dunedin and Palmerston North, New Zealand. –

Exhibitions: 2016 September Lineage M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney – 2016 May Art is Now Galleria360, Florence, Italy – 2015 October Pilgrimage Prints Studio One, Auckland, New Zealand – 2015 September Living Waters Chapel on Station Gallery, Melbourne – 2015 July Mappa Vitae (Life Maps) Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, Sydney – 2015 May Out From Down Under Agora Gallery, New York City, NY, USA – 2014 November Pilgrimage Prints  BSG Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne – 2014 October  The Natural World Fawn Gallery, Melbourne – 2014 August Inkmasters Print 2014 Tanks Art Centre, Cairns – 2014 March Printmakers Collective LOST in Leichhardt, Sydney – 2014 March Group Exhibition North Sydney Community Centre – 2014 February Pilgrimage GAFFA Gallery, CBD, Sydney – 2013 December Group Exhibition Pine St Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney – 2013 November Printmakers Collective Art Est Gallery, Leichhardt, Sydney – 2013 March Dreams in Captivity Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney – 2012 October Group Exhibition Pine St Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney – 2012 March Australian Stories Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney – 2011 May Group Exhibition North Sydney Community Centre – 2011 April Dingoes Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney