Josh Smith - Fishes
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Publisher Xavier Hufkens
The catalogue for the first solo exhibition by New York-based artist Josh Smith at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, the subject of both the book and show is his extensive series of paintings of fish. The paintings, colourfully playful renditions of fish that are likely based on koi, are done in thick layers of paint. Despite their simple appearance, the works carry with them multiple levels of interpretation and meaning. In her conversation with the artist, also published in the book, Anne Pontégnie remarks, “Fish are the incarnation of life, they have a symbolic value. So the paintings are not actually about fish per se.”
80 p, ills colour, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English