Studio Life – Levi Smith

In the last STUDIO LIFE, I shared my creative space. I love visiting artist studios and would like to share those interiors with you in the same way that I shared mine. Snap shots will give you a glimpse into these unique work spaces. So as a part of the Studio Life series, I would like to introduce Levi Smith. www.levismithart.com Levi’s studio is located in a corner unit on the first floor of a vintage building in Hyde Park-Chicago. The former apartment is a rabbit warren of rooms where Levi utilizes every inch of space for creating his work and for storage.

You initially step into the larger of the two rooms in which he works. It is the idea room where thoughts are put to paper and pinned to the walls.

You initially step into the larger of the two rooms in which he works. It is the idea room where thoughts are put to paper and pinned to the walls.

Tools of the trade, such as paints, brushes, drawing tools, etc. are stored under the windows and in corners of this room.

Tools of the trade, such as paints, brushes, drawing tools, etc. are stored under the windows and in corners of this room.

On the windowsills appealing man-made and nature objects, such as oriental ceramics, shells and rocks can be found.

On the windowsills appealing man-made and nature objects, such as oriental ceramics, shells and rocks can be found.

The second room is where large paintings are created in such a small space that it is hard to imagine how he does it. An unstretched canvas begins its journey to a completed painting by first being placed on the floor. Here Levi builds his compositions with layers of transparent and translucent paints. Eventually the painting is pinned to the wall for final touches. After years of drips, splashes and spills, the floor in this room has become a painting unto itself.

The second room is where large paintings are created in such a small space that it is hard to imagine how he does it. An unstretched canvas begins its journey to a completed painting by first being placed on the floor. Here Levi builds his compositions with layers of transparent and translucent paints. Eventually the painting is pinned to the wall for final touches. After years of drips, splashes and spills, the floor in this room has become a painting unto itself.

Levi’s most recently completed work called, “Fall Veils”. 2016, acrylic and mixed media on unstretched canvas, 5’10” x 6’11”

This is Levi’s most recently completed work called, “Fall Veils”. 2016, acrylic and mixed media on unstretched canvas, 5’10” x 6’11”  www.levismithart.com

 

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