Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Paintings in Progress - Bushwick, Brooklyn 2011







New Paintings in Progress...
I am working on some new paintings to go with the collages that I have been making recently. Special thanks to my model Christopher for taking time out from his modeling and acting career to pose for me.

More or Less Queer at NoSpace, Bangkok



More or Less Queer Curated by Brian Curtin at NoSpace, Bangkok


Artists include:
Mark Robbins
Ohm Phanphiroj
Panpan Nakprasert
Rene Smith

curated by Brian Curtin

March 3 - March 13, 2011
NoSpace Bangkok
I'm showing four of my new collages in this exhibit. The image above is artist Ohm Phanphiroj with his work and two of my pieces.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Abstract at Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand


Natural Drawing (Sukhothai). Oil, Acrylic, and Collage on Canvas. 2010.
by Rene Smith.

Abstract: paintings by PAINTING DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF PRINTMAKING PAINTING SCULPTURE - FACULTY OF FINE ARTS - CHIANGMAI UNIVERSITY

Opens at Angkrit Gallery in Chiang Rai August 7, 2010. Through September 30.

Photos from The Siam Art Fair 2010


Pictured above: Bangkok Art House's booth


Please visit my Flickr site to see more photos from The Siam Art Fair, Bangkok 2010.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Siam Art Fair - Bangkok ArtHouse



Bangkok ArtHouse Gallery will be showing a collaborative painting that I made with Kade Javanalikikorn at the Siam Art Fair.
The Siam Art Fair will be held between the July 31 and August 8, 2010 at
Crystal Design Center. 40 galleries from across Thailand will participate.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Exhibition by Rene Smith & David Burke in Bangkok

DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH YOU
Paintings by DAVID BURKE & RENE SMITH

KOI ART GALLERY
43/12 Soi Sukhumvit 31
Bangkok, Thailand


JULY 15th to AUGUST 16th, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday July 15th


Rene Smith. Thailand's Least Visited National Park II. Oil on canvas 90 x 100cm.


David Burke. Acrylic and resin on canvas.


This exhibition showcases the paintings of two American artists, Rene Smith (New York) and David Burke (California). Both artists have recently held the one-year position of Visiting Lecturer in Painting at Chiang Mai University.

Dreaming My Dreams With You is an exhibition of new work by David Burke and Rene Smith made during their one year stay in Thailand. The paintings are a combination of ideas and techniques developed in the U.S. with images and concepts influenced by life in Thailand. Their work explores the way that traveling to and living in another culture mixes the visitor's actual experiences with dreams, fantasies, and hopes about new places. David Burke uses a unique and highly contemporary process of hi tech resins, gels, and acrylic paint to create his visually stunning semi-abstract paintings. Rene Smith uses a glazing technique based on traditional oil painting methods of the Renaissance to create paintings that are both highly realistic and dream-like. Although the two artists' work and techniques are very different, they have both been inspired by the experience of living as foreigners in Thailand. Both artists have been struck with the way that interior spaces flow into exterior spaces in Thailand, and the way that this causes the line between a private, interior space and a public, exterior space to blur.

This exhibition is the result of a true cultural exchange. David Burke and Rene Smith have been fortunate to spend a full year each in Thailand inside a predominantly Thai university. This experience has led to a very close relationship with Thai students and professors and a greater understanding between Thai and U.S. artists and art students. This exhibition is a reflection of their unique experience.

Contact: koi@koiartgallerybangkok.com
ReneMSmith@gmail.com
davidburke13@gmail.com
Gallery Phone: 662 662 3219
Gallery Mobile: 668 1 833 0690

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thai Artists in New York



There are just a few days left to see Pinaree Sanpitak's show Quietly Floating at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in Chelsea. The gallery will be showing another Thai artist later this month. Jakkai Siributr's exhibition Karma Cash & Carry will open on April 22nd.

Coming up in May is a group show in Dumbo, Brooklyn by The Thai Artists Alliance, a group of Thai artists and designers living in New York. The show opens May 25. More information is on their website: http://www.thaiartistsnyc.org/