Juxtapoz // Friday, November 06, 2015
Earlier this week we stopped by Mexican Graffiti Artist Smithe's studio where he is currently working on his second solo show. "Fisuras de la materia" (Fissures of Matter) will feature 12 paintings and one sculpture. Each of the works will be accompanied by an original song composed by Smithe.
Street Art // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
A couple of weeks ago in Casablanca, Morocco , Mexican artist Smithe presented a mural amongst several other artists from Mexico, Spain and Morocco for the Sbagha Bagha street art show during Boulevard Music Festival. For over ten days the artists adorned the walls of this white city in the third edition of this music and art festival. Exploding out of its wall Smithe’s cyborg like characters, disintegrate and attack, a sci-fi moment suspended by the breeze of the atlantic ocean.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
On August 1st, 2015 Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground will present "Devolultion", group exhibition featuring the work of Smithe, Tina Lugo, Lauren YS and Benjamin Constantine.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 18, 2015
"Heavy Dreamers" is a film produced by Booooooom in collaboration with WeTransfer investigating different artists’ creative motivations. The film features established and emerging artists including: Hot Tea, James Jean, Kevin Lyons, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
Smithe has always been one of our favorite artists, and with fellow Mexican artists Kraken and Seher, he will open a new body of work at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn from August 15—September 10, 2014. As CCM notes, "Smithe is one of the those artists whose work wows just about everyone who see's it. From four story buildings to intricate drawings he will blow your mind and you will get to watch it deconstruct." We have a preview of some of his work here....
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
While we were down in Austin during SXSW for Juxtapoz Projects, we were able to spend some time with our friends at Vans and check out what they had going on over at Vans Village, a pop-up store featuring exclusive merchandise and collaborations, competitive BMX Ramp and daily Open Mic sessions. We were most excited to learn that Vans brought out our mutual friends and artists Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Smithe to paint shipping containers and the actual store itself! Enjoy a photo recap...
Street Art // Thursday, October 17, 2013
This collaborative piece between the two Mexican artists, Smithe and Seher, is entitled “ "La Bestia Roja" translated in English to “The Red Beast.” Painted in Hamburg, Germany, the monstrous figure appears slightly mechanical, partially transparent and very viscous. Amazing detail and rendering from these two talented artists.
Street Art // Thursday, September 19, 2013
We feel Smithe is a little underrated, however If he keeps painting large murals like this that won’t last too much longer. The Mexican artist recently finished the following hybrid, semi-mechanical creature for the Festival Asalto in Zaragoza, Spain. We love the color palette he chose on this one and can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
After seeing Mexico City based Smithe's awesome new mural with Nychos in Brooklyn, and another standout piece in Brooklyn, we went and checked out his newest works on his site that he has completed since he was in the magazine this past January. Again, the works are some of our favorites being made, a mix of analog and technology, and classic illustrative styles...
Street Art // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This insanely detailed painting of some sort of dissected cyborg animal was the result of Nychos and Smithe collaborating in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It was the first time these two had worked together and saying their styles compliment each other is surely an understatement.