Martin Smith (JubeJube) has spent the last thirty five years as an Advertising Art director having worked with some exceptional painters, illustrators, photographers, typographers and model makers and always marvelled at the way they can bring his ideas to life.
In Smith’s own words ‘I had always been comfortable with my position as the creator of the “idea” and recognised my role as someone who had run the first leg of a relay race and now had to rely on others to get it over the line. Only recently have I tried to combine the “thinking” with the actual”doing”.
His paintings like his work have to be the result of an “idea” a concept. The concept of this series of paintings is Iconic moments or images as seen on the front covers of various magazines.
Martin Smith loves the combination of image, type and narrative of the headlines that make these some of the most poignant and dramatic advertising messages of his time.
The paintings are super size oil on canvass and make no attempt to be Ultra photo realistic copies of the originals. They are paintings.
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