Frank Smith Art

The aesthetic philosophy of my work is to seek and explore visual equivalents of Jazz. In this regard, I am thoroughly committed  to unpredictable outcomes, bizarre associations, complex textures and improvisational working methods. 

The content of my work is often abstract in form as that allows more room for improvisation which is at the heart of jazz culture. Wherever possible, the works are improvised, spontaneous, and designed to enhance the spaces in which they will live. 

I prefer to know my clients and collectors in order to better address and engage their spirit. 

Philosophically, spiritually, stylistically and thematically my preference is for positive imagery inspired by the irony and "Hip-Hop-cracy" inherent in American culture.

River of Darkness (1986)
James Larry Frazier Esq. Collection