Ahead of Schedule

Tabloid poster for the February art walk

First Friday usually has a prep schedule of, “Do posters Thursday morning, promote Friday morning, hang the show Friday afternoon and clean Saturday morning.” Having any promotion done two full weeks in advance has to be a record by a long shot.

Posted to Work at 18:33 on 12 January 2018

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Coffee in the Park

Posted to Work at 21:21 on 8 January 2018

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Cruel Pigs

Impromptu wall art “Cruel Pigs” at First Friday

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Posted to Work at 16:34 on 6 January 2018

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Still writing and recording—various ideas making sense more than others, this is just an idea for a part of a thought—guest starring Mr Robot

Posted to Work at 13:15 on 4 January 2018

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& Minutes & Seconds

I am in the middle of writing and recording a new musical project. This was done as a little experiment on the side.

Posted to Work at 20:37 on 30 December 2017

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Welcome to Distorted Perspective. A brief introduction—

—Colin Smith. Born 1982. Some punk rock kid turned multidisciplinary artist & graphic designer-type. An Alaskan in Oregon by way of New England, Georgia, Texas and California looking for hope in the wind. Working in the various languages of truth, systems and identity.

I create works of assembly—by taking a variety of disparate components in any medium and attempting to build a cohesive whole, I look to mimic the disorder and confusion in our imperfect, ever-evolving social structures. I work in a variety of mediums yet try to speak through all of them in the same language.


E-Mail: colin at distorted perspective
Instagram: @aglowinthestatic, @colin.smith.art


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Jacob Edwards, a softer world, Carey Young, Matt Dorfman, Neasden Control Centre, void(), Jordan Swartz, Leica Blog, Carola Di Poi, The Baffler, Ai Weiwei, Brand New, Noele Lusano, Dane Pollok, McSweeney's, Artsy, Heidi Uhlman, Design Observer, LOKI, 99% Invisible, Rob Morton, William Basinski, Constellation, Matthew Woodson, AFRU, In B#, This Isn't Happiness, {ths}, Banksy, Morning Breath, Sarah Symmonds, Chapo Trap House, AWAKE, Hyperallergic, Jessica Clary, Manual, Contemporary Art Daily, Jeanne Fries, Shea Serrano, Robert Singler, process.life, Digg, Jacobin, Alex Webb, Jenny Holzer, Art21, Jeremy Okai Davis, David Carson


Distorted Perspective was registered in 1999; it has taken many forms since. Work from the project galleries is 2009-2017. All original content is © to Colin Smith. Do not republish without a linked byline.

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