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Cedric Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1970. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he moved with his family when he was six. He currently resides in Savannah, GA. Smith is a self-taught artist who while eschewing the "so-called rules of art", has created a personal genre of work. He draws on a wide range of influences and sources, both traditional and contemporary, and which include landscape art, pop art, branding advertising and photography to express his poignant observations of life in the rural south. A prolific artist, Smith works with a honed discipline on his compositions, seamlessly morphing photographic images into his richly textured pieces, applying and removing layers and lettering. Much of his work is devoted to redressing an observation that dogged him as a child, the absence of Blacks in advertising and the labels of popular brands. Smith has had a number of solo and group exhibitions since 1998. His work is…

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  • Born on May 17
  • Joined August 30, 2008

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Acrylic paint, vintage photographs

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About

Cedric Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1970. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he moved with his family when he was six. He currently resides in Savannah, GA. Smith is a self-taught artist who while eschewing the "so-called rules of art", has created a personal genre of work. He draws on a wide range of influences and sources, both traditional and contemporary, and which include landscape art, pop art, branding advertising and photography to express his poignant observations of life in the rural south. A prolific artist, Smith works with a honed discipline on his compositions, seamlessly morphing photographic images into his richly textured pieces, applying and removing layers and lettering. Much of his work is devoted to redressing an observation that dogged him as a child, the absence of Blacks in advertising and the labels of popular brands. Smith has had a number of solo and group exhibitions since 1998. His work is included in Museums and Public Corporations as well as many private collections. His work has been the subject of several articles and reviews. (The New Yorker, Art & Antiques, The New York Times, Art News magazine, Atlanta Journal, Art Business News and many more.) To see originals of his work go to cedricsmith.com , also subscribe to his blog vintageblood.blogspot.com .

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