Acrylic and ink on canvas
800 x 880mm
Rhiannon Smith was born 1993, Kaitaia, New Zealand and lives in Auckland. She gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2014. Her practice is largely experimental and focuses on the materiality, process and techniques of painting. The intention is to create imagined and constructed spaces that exist on their own and are removed from any person or persons. She explores ways to incorporate failure and chance into her works, using them to disrupt, aid and challenge the formalities of the making process. Masked screens are used to confuse, block, fragment and divide space. These processes cloud and disguise how her paintings are made, making the viewer question both the composition and methods of creation.