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i have a weird thing where i need to get my web site done before i can finish a batch of work. been like this for years; i build a website out of consideration for the ideas in my head / projects i am doing in real life, and then from there consider the architecture / what will be the best way to present the work, while also showcasing everything from before.

i’ve got about 8 oil paintings nearly finished right now, with another 5 in some stage of progress. i also have two substantial text-based projects coming up, one beginning this week, but i can’t really finish them until i put a bow on all the rest of this; really just the front page and some assorted details.

this is all to say i have a more functional relationship with my processes of making things than i have with any other human, probably not a great thing, but possibly good for my choice to move to LA


not much better than the feeling of uploading a project to the printer—i think part of the reason i’ve got myself on a monthly publication schedule for the year is as much about shedding layers of myself with each time i send something to press as it is about work or art or whatever


Colin Smith is an interdisciplinary artist & art director living & working in Los Angeles. His assembly-based work focuses on human nature and its relationship to media, language, time, and systems of control.

For more information, social links, as well as various writings on practice & theory, visit the about page.

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This website is a hand-coded assembly built from the Skeleton framework and WordPress CMS; typeset in Plantin and Aktiv Grotesk by way of Adobe Fonts; hosted by Opalstack.

The primary navigation features a curated selection of work, while a mostly-complete archive dating back to 2015 is navigable by way of the Site Index.

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