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SMILEY Sleep Walking Through Paint


INSIDE THE STUDIO WITH MATT SMILEY Favorite materials to work with? I love working with acrylics. They dry fast and can somewhat keep up with my thoughts. Spray paint is a close second. How many years as an artist? I was born an artist. At least that’s how I always felt. Where is your studio? At home, in a garage converted into an office. I’m currently looking to expand into a larger space as I prepare for my international shows. Prefer to work with music or in silence? Music always fuels me, but I find I’m more in the zone when a great documentary is playing in the background. I love learning new things and let it seep into my art. What was the best advice given to you as an artist? Never give up. Art school or self-taught? Self-taught. If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do? Social activist, as my first documentary “Highway of Tears” showed. I'm obsessed with fixing things that are broken. Where can we find you outside the studio? Running in the canyon, playing hockey, or spending way too much time grazing the aisles at the supermarket. I’m a great procrastinator. Use anything other than paint? I read and collect old newspapers. I love finding hidden messages and decoding them into art. What do you collect? Artwork.I also love collecting rare books. As a kid, it was comic books and hockey cards. Is painting dead? Definitely not. I think the more our world turns digital, the more we, as humans, will feel the need to actually touch, smell and interact with Art.


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“Chez Magritte” (2017) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 49 x 40


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“Timing is Everything” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 30 x 40 Locator code: 86A4V


“Mona Lisas” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas (framed) Size: 48 x 36


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“Timely Thoughts” Medium: Collage, acrylic on canvas Size: 48 x 48


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“Geographically Divided” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 48 x 36


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“Pieces of Memory” Size: 48” x 48” Medium: Acrylic and mixed media on Canvas


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“Gossip Bird” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas (framed) Size: 36 x 36


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“Small Pond Big Fish” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36 x 48 Locator Code: 4V4YR


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“Playful Universe” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 36 x 36


“The Science of Sleep” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 30 x 40 Locator code: W4HJQ


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“New York State of Mind” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 48 x 36 (framed)


“The Recesses of my Memory” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 30 x 40 (framed) Locator code: 86A4V


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“Heat Wave” Medium: Acrylic on canvas (framed) Size: 37.5 x 49.5


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“LA LA Land” (2017) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 36 x 36


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“Living in Oblivion” (2017) Medium: Acrylic, spray paint and resin on canvas Size: 24 x 30 Locator code: JJ29643320 A


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“Pecking Order” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 30 x 40 Locator code: UQ472


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“Treasure Hunt” (2018) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 30 x 40 Locator code: 58B4V


2017 COLLECTION


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“Lessons in History” Size: 48” x 48” Medium: Acrylic and mixed media on Canvas


LA Art Show 2018 SOLD


“Time Capsule” (2017) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 58 x 58


“Dope Show” (2017) Size: 61” x 55.5” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


“Chromatic” Size: 63” x 60” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


“Subliminal” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 59 x 82 Price: $8,000


“Some Dreams Last Longer than Others” Size: 106” x 49” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


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“Breaking the Bank” (2017) Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 36 x 36 (framed)


Ritz Carlton Los Angeles 2017


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“Robotic World” (2017) Medium: Acrylic, Spray paint and mixed media on canvas Size: 31.5 x 41.5 (framed) LIFT ART auction


LIFT Art Communities charity event @ Neuehouse Hollywood

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32 Smiley Soup Cans is a work of art produced in 2017 for the “Dreams Fizzle into Space”art Exhibit at The Bloc LA by Matt Smiley. It consists of thirty-two canvases, each measuring 18 inches (45.7 cm) in height × 24 inches (60.9 cm) in width and each consisting of a hand painted Smiley Soup can. The work is a clin-d’oeil to Andy Warhol's famous Soup Cans, which helped propel ‘pop art’ as a major art movement in the United States. “SMILEY SOUP CANS” 18” x 24” Acrylic on Canvas Framed In Wood 19.4 x 25.6 $1,690/each SOLD PIECES


Matt Smiley, a multi-faceted artist and filmmaker, held his first art show in September of 2011 at the legendary penthouse suite at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with his second exhibit taking place at the Wine Conservatory in Toronto in April 2012. After successful shows, Smiley was part of an art exhibition with Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco and Jeff Wack in September 2013 and participated in an art show trio, Hirsch-Norton-Smiley, that same year with actor Emile Hirsch and director Ace Norton. In April 2016, Smiley hosted the Turnt Art Show in Los Angeles for over 800 guests and most recently hosted an Art Exhibit for the 120 Hour Film Festival alongside fellow artists: James Franco, Jeff Wack and Danny Minnick. He participated in the UNICEF Next Gen Art Party and the LIFT Communities charity fundraiser auction at Neuehouse with fellow artists, Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey (Obey), Sam Durant, Nicholas Pilato, Michael Muller, Sage Vaughn and Gary Baseman. Smiley also participated at the Wearable Art Gala honoring BeyoncĂŠ and Gloria Carter, followed by an exhibit in Brooklyn at The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art in early May 2018.


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Matt Smiley Selected Artworks 2017-2018  

The selected images in this digital publication are intended to give you an idea of the kinds of artworks Matt Smiley produced during the 20...

Matt Smiley Selected Artworks 2017-2018  

The selected images in this digital publication are intended to give you an idea of the kinds of artworks Matt Smiley produced during the 20...

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