Rob Smith is an artist who works directly in the landscape testing his ideas physically through his activities. Machines, apparatus and systems are used to test ideas and experiment over a period of time. The results are presented using a range of media: video, collections of objects, drawings, photography and the internet. Uncertain and fragile, the places and objects that he presents are constantly shifting, yet they are fixed in frames, systems, measurements and logic.
Around is a showcase of recent works and Smith's first solo exhibition in the east of England since moving to the region in 2004. He trained at the Royal Academy Schools and has since shown extensively in London and has recently exhibited in Breathless alongside works by Cornelia Parker, the Kettles' Yard Open and The Invention of Solitude. He is currently developing a new digital artwork that will be sited on the Essex coast and researching a commission from the Babylon Gallery.
Rob is part Escalator, a scheme to promote and support artists in the east of England , organised by Commissions East and the Arts Council England.