I’ve got ten days to do this.

Posted to Personal at 07:43 on 20 April 2018

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Back At It

Arriving at my first house in Amsterdam after 20 hours of travel

For the next 18 weeks I’ll be working my way through Europe. I am here to explore new techniques in painting and photography (in my spare time) while doing everything from international commissions to laying brick and mortar. This blog will hopefully be semi-updated with work and other miscellaneous fun.

I’ll also soon have The Post-Local up and running, which will be some of the more cultural observations I have.

Posted to Personal at 01:09 on 14 April 2018

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The summer is coming together.

Posted to Personal at 18:17 on 3 April 2018

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The Post-Local

My lack of activity on this site lately is not from a lack of work. I’m preparing a new project and will soon be departing to spend the summer working my way through Europe.

Much more should be coming in the weeks ahead, including a new Asterisk album and information regarding a summer production series.

Posted to Personal at 10:27 on 27 March 2018

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Good Question

Posted to Personal at 10:12 on 25 March 2018

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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. Taking a variety of disparate components in any given medium and attempting to build a cohesive whole, I look to mimic the disorder and confusion our conflicted, human lives end up creating naturally through time. My focus is not to communicate through any single process but rather create a language that translates across aesthetic approach; a message that resonates by any means of interaction.


E-Mail: colin at distorted perspective
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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. Please link back to work featured on blogs; contact for any other rights to republication.

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