(b 1988United States. Lives and works in London)
Smallbone’s work looks at the merging of fictional and real space, how stories and our memories can affect and alter our view of a place. Picture plains tilt upwards and vivid colours grow across the surface consuming it, leaving the landscapes in a space where it’s not clear whether they are forming or falling apart. This feeling of never truly getting to grips with the landscape is meant to reflect something that is felt in sublime moments in nature.