Rebecca Smart

Rebecca Smart is an artist living in Milton Keynes. Smart’s practice explores the unexplained presences hiding within our landscapes: “that overcrowded but empty city, that melancholy small-town mentality and those insignificant childhood memories that define the coming of age.” It is these paradoxes that consume the artist, sparking her search to find identity within the physical. In the creation of her own landscapes, Smart creates a reflective space in which objects play with imagination. Smart’s work questions utopian desires, finding avenues to explore what can blossom out of shortfalls in community planning. From linear streets of houses to the dreams of L.A., urban motifs become metaphors within Smart’s work. The artist explores the intense emotions of trying to find a place within an environment that does not yet scream its own identity.