Beautifully rendered, almost surreal, the figurative paintings of David Michael Smith capture youth, beauty, sensuality and subtle sensations of motion, indicating the passing of time. Each work is strongly narrative, even if it’s story is not clearly defined. Smith draws on historic personalities, pop culture, and symbolism to connect with the viewer on both a visual and an emotional level. The surfaces of the works are smooth and exquisitely painted with scientific accuracy, and the mood is serious and contemplative.
David Michael Smith was born and raised in the Bay Area, and his work can be found in many prestigious local and national private collections. The artist resides in San Francisco.