This new cityscape from Ford is a positively-charged art experience that bristles with a chromatic and bustling energy. Spend some time on the countless and lavish details of this city Ford conjures using nothing but his imagination. The buildings seem to assume mortal character--each with individual architecture and hundreds of windows that shine with brilliantly diverse color.
Ford Smith's Cityscape Series:
Watch Ford Smith as he detours into the city. Which city? Any city, really, as these scenes are created solely in his mind using his near-photographic memory to recall urban elements. He abstracts, orders and conceives a fantastical metropolitan perspective unlike any other.
A skyscraper from Atlanta, a borough from New York, a billboard from Dallas, neon from Times Square, a tower from London... a Ford Smith cityscape is both nostalgic and awe-inspiring.
You might assume a cityscape is the exact opposite of Ford's landscapes, where nature playing the starring role. But there are many similarities that he's reveling in with these metropolitan paintings. Light, reflections, geometry and celestial skies... all descriptions of trademark Ford Smith's distinctive style of landscape interpretations. You know it's Ford Smith as his style resonates clearly within each of these new paintings. As one collector described, "Only Ford Smith could make a city look organic".