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.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Invited by the people at All City Canvas for their Global Series 2013, Mexico City artist, Smith painted a massive and highly detailed 200-foot long mural in the neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. We highly recommended if you are in BK to go view this in person, as the pictures do not do it justice!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
Our friends at Juxtapoz Latin America just passed along information about a show we wished we were checking in person out next week, with one of our current favorites Smithe and Dhear opening a show, La Llegada de Apophs, at FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City. Smithe, you may remember, was in the magazine a few months back, and Dhear has been on our radar with some outstanding street works that have popped up in recent months.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
As you can probably tell, we have a mini-obsession with Mexico City-based Smithe these days. A mixture of nostalgic, vintage illustrative style and a bit of the grotesque and absurd make for a beautiful combination, and Smithe is one of the best at the moment. Here is a look at some new music posters and graphic illustrations the artist has completed recently.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 10, 2012
The always good Mexico City-based Smithe just sent our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America images of his process creating his latest work, The Last Letter. The work was created on the occasion of "Slow Death", exhibition of various artists based on the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration.