The first comprehensive survey of Smith’s celebrated practice.
Formist is proud to present the first comprehensive survey of Gemma Smith’s celebrated practice, Found Ground. A luscious 176 page hardcover volume featuring work from throughout Smith’s career.
Found Ground is an immersive experience providing detailed insight
into Smith’s works. The volume features coloured page edges, special multicoloured pages with folded corners, presented in a unique folding hardcover.
This title is also available as an official Limited Edition volume packaged in a Boulder-style multi-coloured acrylic slip case, signed and numbered by the artist.
An excerpt from the essay Painting, Pleasure, Perversity by Julie Ewington:
“Gemma Smith has hit her sweet spot. Her idiosyncratic embodiment of action through painting takes a perverse pleasure in colour, but as a search for understanding that goes against the grain of painterly convention, the work thwarts the usual expectations around that pleasure. Her free-wheeling painting pushes and pulls at the sheer joy of colour; not so much playing it as it lays, Smith lays colour into play. As Zero clearly shows, Gemma Smith is throwing everything she has at this game. And why not? Everything is at stake, but there is nothing to lose.”
216 × 264 mm
Essays: Julie Ewington, Maika Pollack
Design: Mark Gowing at Formist Studio
Typeset in Formist Boulder Mono (coming soon)
See also: Found Ground Limited Edition