URBAN MINIATURES BY JOSHUA SMITH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Joshua Smith is a miniaturist and former stencil artist based in Norwood, South Australia. With a career spanning 17 years he has showcased his work in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Japan and all over Australia in over 100 exhibitions. Formerly a self taught stencil artist Josh refocused his career to establishing Espionage Gallery, an Art Gallery based in Adelaide, South Australia showcasing both emerging and well established local, interstate and international artists. For 4 years he showcased over 600 artists from over 20 countries.

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In 2015 after the closure of Espionage Gallery Josh refocused back onto his own career this time as a self taught miniaturist. His miniature works primarily focus on the often overlooked aspects of the urban environment such as grime, rust, decay to discarded cigarettes and graffiti perfectly recreated in 1:20 scale miniatures.

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Salavat Fidei’s Remarkable Sculptures with Graphite Pencils

Salavat Fidei creates with graphite pencils in an unexpected way.  Instead of sharpening his pencils to draw or sketch, he carves out incredible mini sculptures out of the graphite of his pencil instead. Checkout these impressive sculptures that emerge from the end of an expert blade.  From the Roman Colosseum to Wall-E the robot, the artist has no problem shaping them to his satisfaction.  He also has a fascination for other miniature projects including pumpkin seed paintings and matchbox paintings done with equal skill and finesse:

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