Just a Moment
Curated by Mark Liam Smith
More important than the milestones and celebrations of our lives are the multitudes of ordinary moments that fill our days. The artists in this collection have created work that captures the sublime in the mundane and, in doing so, immortalize everyday moments otherwise forgotten.
Mark Liam Smith is an oil painter based just outside of Toronto. Since he began painting professionally in 2015, Smith has shown his work in dozens of exhibitions and art fairs around the world, including SCOPE Basel, PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach, Affordable Art Fair in NYC, Satellite Art Fair in NYC, Art Seattle, Art Toronto, and Papier Art Fair in Montreal. He is represented by two galleries in Canada and one in Australia.
Smith is colorblind, and his palette reflects that: he uses highly saturated, often non-local colors to render his realistic still lifes. He draws from his linguistics background to inject narrative and symbolism into his paintings.
When he’s not painting, Smith is teaching millions of others how to draw and paint on social media. His art and art tutorials have been featured by BuzzFeed UK, American Art Collector Magazine, The Jealous Curator, Art People, Create Magazine, Creative Boom, Hi-Fructose, Booooooom, and Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine, among others.