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Anj Smith is known for her interest in the emotive and lyrical power of a world in which animal, vegetable, and mineral unite in somewhat fungible anatomies. Her universally dark palette combined with her distinct practice creates textured and emotive surfaces. Much like her previous work, “Nepenthes Alpina,” is executed on a small scale and her detailed surfaces reveal a deft versatility in dealing with oil. At times she lets it congeal and clump to form thick, veined evocations of earth and loam; at others, the canvas appears translucent, its imagery sealed and crisp under a licked finish. Playing with traditional genres such as landscape, portraiture, and still life, Smith creates compositions that are at once deliberately referential and futuristic. Within each painting Surrealism, Romanticism, and the Gothic collide to depict landscapes, gossamer fabrics, talismanic symbols, and hairy animals.

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Ibid Projects, London
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English painter and graphic artist, born 1978 or 1979

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Nepenthes Alpina, 2004
Lot Number 8
Oil on linen
17.5 x 22.5 cm (6.89 x 8.86 in)
Signed on verso
Estimate $8,000 - $10,000
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Anj Smith
Nepenthes Alpina
  • Dimensions
    17.5 x 22.5 cm (6.89 x 8.86 in)