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LUCIANA SMITH

Luciana Smith is a Sydney based artist who studied painting at UNSW Art & Design, she has also studied photography, graphic design and film. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts in 2015 and since graduating has exhibited in a number of shows and was selected as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Waverley Art Prize. Working with acrylic paint on canvas and painting from photographs taken on her phone, Luciana reanimates her surroundings with bold colour as a means of examining the every day. Her most recent body of work was developed at CURA Art Lab in Santa Croce, Florence and explored how urban landscapes are shaped over time and reflect the lived experience of people.

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"I draw from nostalgic memories of my own childhood and create vibrantly coloured and robustly textured works. I am informed and ispired by TV documenteries, scenic Playstation 1 games, and early cel animation cartoons, I would say, my paintings and sculptures explore pre-millenia aesthatics."