Nick Smith is a fine artist who creates unbelievable painting work using only Pantone colour swatches. Smith recreates famous paintings from the Mona Lisa to Warhol’s Soup Cans, that when seen at a distance the images perfectly resemble the like of their influence.
The Paint Chip Series by Shawn Huckins explores color choice and its meaning in our daily lives. Mimicking the exact proportions, font, layout, and hues of miniature paint cards found at a nation-wide home improvement store, bands of color we may choose for our most intimate spaces—bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms—are an ideal stage to examine the everyday people and objects that occupy our world.
Artist Nick Smith playfully arranges various Pantone swatches to re-create the most iconic paintings ever created such as “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, the “Mona Lisa”, and “The Scream”, to name a few. Using a carefully planned out batch of colors, the pictures are still extremely recognizable and resemble a fair amount like 8-bit art.