After a brief hiatus, Oli Goldsmith re-emerges with his distinct pop surrealist style and satirical spirit.
Goldsmith's collage paintings merge advanced digital output and transfer processes with paint, ink and other traditional media to create non-linear narratives.
He eagerly experiments with varied techniques often combining old with the new and creating new hybrid forms in the process. Crisp digital line art, found and sampled photography, iconography and text, invented catch-phrases, drawings and poetic ramblings layer with expressive painting and drawing to create a distinctly rich, colourful and energetic style.
Early inspiration came from media studies; his work is a reflection of our information-saturated society where media bombard us all constantly and often subconsciously. Themes of language, communication and iconography influence the scattered fragments of image and text that populate Oli's paintings.