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Nick Smith has an MA in product design. He originally started his degree designing cars but wanting something with a wider scope moved to product design. He has a successful career as an interior design architect for hotels, bars, restaurants and ships.
Nick says he is prone to gimmicks. The Warhol series of cans which on first glance is just another copy of the artists most popular genre, is indeed a double entendre on Warhols dismissal by many at the time as not a proper artist. In Target Practice Nick has taken the soup can making a Warholian screen print and shooting it full of holes with a shot gun (which had to be done in Canada as he could not get permission to do it anywhere in the UK). Hence, taking pot shots at Warhol in the form of what is most commonly used as practice fodder for gun enthusiasts, soup cans.
Nick Smith is represented at this exhibition by ArtDog London www.artdoglondon.co.uk