“My work is a way for me to dissect and question the traditional narratives that have formed within society. I pull inspiration from personal scruples, everyday observations, and memories. Each new idea or tangent that forms to create a work, operates as a parallel possibility of the reality that we humans currently find ourselves living in.”
Fred Smith (b. 1987) in Monterey, California is a primarily self learned illustrator, painter, sculptor. They were raised in an authoritarian setting which pushed them to develop an acute sense of escapism at an early age. Their creative endedeavors have been further spurred on by the need to create a universe to exist in all their own, void of the societal pressures and agreements most humans begrudgingly accept. They are currently based in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.