Artist

Guy Richards Smit

Artist Profile


Guy Richards Smit

b. 1970 New York NY / Lives and works in Brooklyn NY 

painting, watercolor, video installation, performance 

As his performance alter ego Grossmalerman, Guy Richards Smit has had plenty to say about the artist's life.  When he turns to watercolor, Guy alternates between mock-ups of imaginary NY Times front pages, and skulls - a long succession of skulls - the classic motif of reflection on mortality - but in this instance, a very specific flavor of facing death: the artist's. Guy paints skulls in mercilessly tight close-up, and laced about the lower edge with an equally fatal caption. What possessed him to do skulls? He recalls a visit to a catacomb. “I was staring at these pyramids of skulls, thinking how each one had been a living, breathing person with a personality… and I had the hardest time empathizing because it was just skulls there in front of me.”

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Aspirational/Visionary Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Aspirational/Visionary
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Aspirational/Visionary

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both sides...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Available/Golden Boy Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Available/Golden Boy
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Available/Golden Boy

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both sides...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Emerging/Adversary Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Emerging/Adversary
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Emerging/Adversary

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both sides...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Fairly Certain/Persistent Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Fairly Certain/Persistent
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Fairly Certain/Persistent

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both sides...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Finalist/Anticipating Greatness Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Finalist/Anticipating Greatness
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Finalist/Anticipating Greatness

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Frenemy/Easily Satisfied Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Frenemy/Easily Satisfied
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Frenemy/Easily Satisfied

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both sides...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Incapacitating Fear of Consequence/Known Quantity Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Incapacitating Fear of Consequence/Known Quantity
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Incapacitating Fear of Consequence/Known Quantity

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Mid-Career/Self-Confidence Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Mid-Career/Self-Confidence
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Mid-Career/Self-Confidence

Guy Richard Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both...
Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Nominated/Drawn to Humilation Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Nominated/Drawn to Humilation
Guy Richards Smit

Guy Richards Smit - Pillow - Nominated/Drawn to Humilation

Guy Richards Smit's meditations on being an artist, ambition, and mortality. Each pillow bears two distinct watercolors. • 18”x18” • machine washable cover • concealed zipper • printed on both...
Just added to your wishlist:
My Wishlist
Just added to your cart:
My Cart