* all photos via Royale Project’s Facebook page .
This past year we’ve enjoyed watching the explosion of success that local artist, Phillip K Smith III, has been experiencing. And boy-oh-boy does he deserve it. Smith III is a desert guy, from Indio, who is truly doing some amazing work right now.
The journey they’ve embarked on this past year leading up to them presenting “Bent Parallel” has been awe-inspiring to watch. After years of producing numerous public art installations, Smith III went out on a limb and sought out crowd funding to produce and new kind of experimental art installation, Lucid Stead. His peers backed his project 100% and once it was completed it took no time at all to catch the eyes of art lovers across the world. The project essentially went viral on the internet. After Lucid Stead came down, articles in LA Times for “Artist to Watch in 2014” went up. And when Coachella Fest rolled around, Smith III’s art installation “Reflection Field,” was the centerpiece.
We wanted to take a moment to congratulate Smith III + Royale Projects! We wish them best of luck! It’s very inspiring to see a local artist and gallery go so far.
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Preview of Phillip K Smith III’s newest work “Bent Parallel” at the Royale Projects booth located at B19 in the Untitled Art Fair at 12th & Ocean Blvd in Miami Beach. Wednesday through Sunday.
Inside the big white tent you can find Smith III’s installation.
How many selfies do you think were taken at Bent Parallel? So tempting, it’s hard not too.
More fantastic pieces from Phillip K Smith III.
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You may remember Smith III’s style of work from his most popular projects that he worked on this past year.
The Lucid Stead installation that went viral on the web. A brilliant idea, and even more beautiful sight to see in person.
*photo taken by Sarah Scheideman of The CVAS
Did you attend Coachella Fest 2014? Did friends of yours go? Guarantee you, or they, stopped to admire Smith III’s Reflection Field installation in the center of the show. During the day they were mirrors, at night they lit up from inside with slow changing gradients. So stunning, it was a place of peace and beauty amongst chaos at Coachella.
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