about the artist :
Patrick Smith

Enlightened stroller, the questioning gaze is at the epicentre of Smith's work. A critical observer of the ever-unstable relationship between us and our planet, Smith initiated his singular project: "The Leisure Territories".
Smith's approach towards our "natural environment" explores how our society "designs" the landscape to fit our secular requirements. Patrick Smith envisions the de-naturalization of the landscape brought about by modernity through the prism of the travel industry. This industry can both transform a landscape into a "monstrous being" we no longer recognize; or render it superficially perfect and unthreatening.
Patrick Smith shows us the world in all its abstract "unreality". The figures are so ideally placed within the photographs, one can easily think they are staged. If the composition of some photographs brings to mind the paintings of Brueghel the Elder; the glazed texture and incisive colours recall the enchanting worlds conjured by advertising. Skiing on polyester snow, dining in peristyle-filled forests, sunbathing on beaches; the men and women leisurely occupying Patrick Smith's landscapes invite us to reconsider the way we see our world.

Etretat / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
39 x 68 in (100 x 175 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,282.51 $
1169
Saint-Jean de Luz, France / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
39 x 53 in (100 x 135 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,282.51 $
1430
Bidart, France / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
39 x 53 in (100 x 135 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,282.51 $
1091
Atlantic City, USA / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
39 x 53 in (100 x 135 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,282.51 $
1069
Saint Michel 2 / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 39 x 65 in (100 x 165 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1374
Val d'Isère I / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 43 x 55 in (110 x 140 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1321
Mont Saint-Michel / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
51 x 67 in (130 x 170 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 10 copies
7,771.96 $
1174
Saint-Martin Belleville 3 / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 45 x 58 in (114 x 145 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1118
Val d'Isère II / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 43 x 55 in (110 x 140 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1162
Les Buttes Chaumont / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
39 x 51 in (100 x 130 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 10 copies
4,282.51 $
1340
Mont saint-Michel / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 41 x 57 in (105 x 145 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
Sold
1520
L'Espiguette / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
35 x 59 in (88 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 10 copies
4,282.51 $
893
Verdon Gorges / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 39 x 53 in (100 x 135 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
5,630.71 $
1654
St Martin de Belleville / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
39 x 51 in (100 x 130 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 10 copies
4,282.51 $
1062
Tignes / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1209
Aiguille du midi / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 100 x 163 cm
Edition of 1 EA + 7 copies
6,978.91 $
968
Les Ménuires 3 / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
6,027.24 $
1239
Vallée blanche / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 50 x 59 in (120 x 155 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
6,027.24 $
1283
La Plagne / Patrick Smith
Silverprint mounted on plexiglass
Image : 31 x 59 in (80 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1355
Le Touquet 1 / Patrick Smith
Silverprint mounted on plexiglass
Image : 39 x 46 in (100 x 117 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,282.51 $
1247
Versailles / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 39 x 46 in (100 x 117 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,282.51 $
1311
Les Sables d'Olonne / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 43 x 59 in (110 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1723
Les Angles 2  / Patrick Smith
Lambda print mounted on Diasec
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 7 copies
4,996.26 $
1153