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Ray Smith

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Ray Smith (Brownsville, USA 1959) is a painter who, since the mid-eighties, has raised a peculiar reflection on and from painting. An artist who believes in the trade and has developed it in his 40-year career, he has dedicated himself to experimenting with what he can do as a creator from his own body and its scope, which has led him to discover of materials that he uses and mixes, the same that serve as a vehicle to create compositions in which he works until the concept and idea, the gesture and the line or what arises and surprises him are discovered, it is through experimentation, the accident, luck, chance and the passage of time that he spends on each piece that is presented at the moment of completion without consciously pursuing it.


2016 Toss and Tumble, Estudio D'Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy Flores, GE Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico

American Calendar, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Guernimex II, GE Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico

After an Exquisite Death (A Drawing Retrospective), curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo, Atlantic Art

2013 Ray Smith: A Guernica, Pablo Picasso Birthplace Foundation, Malaga, Spain

   Ray Smith & Beto Cuevas, GE G Gallery, Pinta New York, NY

2012 Shadow Boxer, Y Gallery, New York, NY

G.T. Pellizzi & Ray Smith: The Execution of Maximilian, Y Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Ray Smith: A Cult Curatorship by Daniel Lezama, Zapopan Art Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico

2010 Ray Smith: FASCINATION, curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo, Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Milan, Italy

2009 Smith-umenta, Curated by The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2008 New Exquisite Corpses and Other Dreams, Fernando Santos Gallery, Porto-Lisbon, Portugal

2006 Ray Smith, The Deep Homo, Silvana Faccini & Jacob Karpio Gallery, Miami, FL

1998 Ray Smith, Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, France

1993 Encounters 4: Ray Smith, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1987 Ray Smith: Recent Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Ray Smith Yturria: Paintings/Drawings/Sculpture, @Portico, Philadelphia, PA.

1978 Ray Smith Yturria, Acrylics, Mexican-American Institute of Cultural Relations, Mexico DF, Mexico


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Lot No. 23 


Enamel, mirror, lead and xolocanvas

recycled polypropylenes.

90 x 47.5cm

APPRAISAL: $55,000.00MXN


CURRENT BID: $27,500.00MXN

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