Bec Smith is a Melbourne-based artist who has practiced art and design in both Australia and overseas for over 20 years. In pursuit of her creative practice Smith has earned degrees from RMIT, Swinburne National School of Design and the The Art Academy, London. Smith has also been selected for the Belle Arti Prize and exhibited at the Melbourne Design Festival on multiple occasions. She has always stayed particularly interested in abstract, non-objective, and colourfield paintings from the early part of the last century – a natural extension of a designer’s grounding in the early design language of the Bauhaus.
“My works are realisations of actual and idealised situations about the dynamics of people translated into a painted static ‘freeze frame’. Whether a witnessed exchange, or an environment my paintings expose a particular moment in time for what it may be, or may become. Fiction, non-fiction, and multiple truths”.