Based in Dublin, David Thomas Smith is an Irish artist who graduated from the University of Wales, Newport, where he obtained a (BA Hons) in Documentary Photography. He has exhibited his work in several European countries.
“By the end of the 20th century, the problem was no longer how to create a new media object such as an image; the new problem was how to find an object that already exists somewhere. If you want a particular image chances are it already exists.” p.35 – ‘The Language of New Media’ – Lev Manovich
Smith’s work is multi-dimensional and can be interpreted in many ways. He makes his work rich in detail and large in scale. This series of work is called “Anthropocene” which is digital photographs assembles from a large number of Google Earth images which show some of the world’s most recognisable structure and urban landscapes. The images are then both horizontally and vertically mirrored to create a visually striking image. The hue and saturation have been adjusted in order to bring out the vibrant colours within the images. Closely followed by his other series called “Arecibo” which is very similar, again shooting landscapes and urban scenes. He has created his work to be abstract and unusual making the viewer think.
David Thomas Smith, ANTHOPOCENE David Thomas Smith, Last Accessed: 2/02/15. http://www.david-thomas-smith.com/ANTHROPOCENE.
David Thomas Smith, ARECIBO David Thomas Smith, Last Accessed: 2/02/15. http://www.david-thomas-smith.com/ARECIBO