NUMERALS: Abstract Series II
2019 - Midwest USA
24in x 36in
“NUMERALS” are an abstract print design series. One of the prime focuses with these works was looking at historic aspects of Numeral Systems in the world. Numbers and typography are all around us everyday, on our phones, and in our minds. Nick began these works questioning where these numerical and typographical languages originated. He also pondered the cultural significance they carry through history. Roman Numerals specifically fascinated Nick, as Roman numerals are extremely old, yet still find their way into modern culture from time to time in stark stylistic fashion. Nick wanted to utilize the ancient roman numeral system in these futuristic abstractions.
Smith often considers his work, “an up close view of a futuristic space craft, of sorts,” and these pieces are no exception. Pulling from his vibrant and chaotically precise graffiti stylings, these pieces are a more mature take on the abstract structures Smith has frequented. He selected color palettes from interior design, aged roman structures, and obscure neutral/fadded paint colors.