Georgina Smith

Georgina is inspired by the connections we make between typography and nostalgia. She aims to document the architectural history of buildings that are still clinging on despite the encroaching modern world.

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About the Artist: Georgina studied Illustration at the University of Westminster and this is where she developed her unique style. As part of a project she went on a trip to Venice. On her return Georgina found that she couldn’t evoke the texture and detail of the city’s crumbling buildings with simple lines and flat colour, so she started to tear paper, print paint from corrugated cardboard, add fabric and use a mixture of art materials.
In 2014, after a successful career in retail display, she decided to return to her artwork, inspired by a move to Brighton. She took out her camera and started photographing the seafront, the arches, the pier, the chip shops, the ice-cream parlours…
Georgina is inspired by the connections we make between typography and nostalgia. She aims to document the architectural history of buildings that are still clinging on despite the encroaching modern world.