Paul Anthony Smith


unique picotage on pigment print, mounted on dibond
30 x 20 inches

Jamaican-American artist Paul Anthony Smith embraces his immigrant experience to examine ideas of hierarchy, culture, and identity caused by the broader African dispersion throughout history. The work General is unique, made using the picotage technique, an 18th century French process typically used with textiles, in which Smith uses a ceramic tool to laboriously pick away at the surface material of the pigmented print, resulting in a texture that creates a beautiful, shimmering surface. Paul Anthony Smith currently lives and works in Kansas City. His work can be seen in public collections such as Belger Arts Center, Kansas City; Kansas City Art Institute; and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park. His work has been exhibited in cities across the United States.