Paramour: Nick Smith



Nick Smith

18 March 2016 - 16 April 2016

Following his debut sell-out solo show in January 2015, visual artist Nick Smith returns to our gallery with a new body of work inspired by erotic literature.

Marking 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Paramour employs Nick Smith’s signature ‘colour-chip’ methodology, combining modern nudes with excerpts from the Bards’ sonnets and plays. 

As well as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Venus and Adonis, the works feature racy text from poetry and prose by DH Lawrence, John Cleland, EM Berens and Sarah Walters. Exploring lust, love and appreciation of the female form, Paramour brings classic literature to the modern conscience, telling stories of illicit love through evocative imagery.


“You can judge a book by its cover, or you can take a closer look and discover other dimensions. Paramour isn’t objectification; it’s celebration of the female form, and of love and desire.”
Nick Smith 2016.


All works are for sale. Follow this link to view the sales catalogue PDF.