We had the good fortune of connecting with Timothy Robert Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Timothy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Being an artist in & of itself is already a risk. There’s no financial security; no stability except the stability you create within. So, (if you’re reading this) you’ve probably already made the commitment to that risk, and that’s a fucking big one; so you may as well take risks in your work.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a muralist using painting to investigate the diversity of human perception. My work fuses together multiple perspectives into a kaleidoscopic landscape, playing with our understanding of time and space, and blurring the line between the personal and collective experience. Viewers are invited to look deeper at their own world and consider how seeing things from another perspective can drastically effect our understanding of reality. If we could learn to see outside of our own limited perspective of reality, we could not only expand our mental universe, but the universe itself; and understand the world on a much deeper, multi-dimensional level.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
the middle of nowhere Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Jonathan Burke at LCAD, Greg Escalante from Juxtapoz, and my wife Yuki Toy