Bob & Roberta Smith

b. 1963 in London, UK / Lives and works London, UK

A MESSAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, S-chanf

This artist is deeply dangerous (part of 9part piece), 2009 Signwriters paint on wood 82 x 33 cm

THE WHOLE WORLD IS AN ART SCHOOL Installation view, 2018 von Bartha, Basel

All schools should be art schools, 2016 Acrylic on wood 122 x 122 cm

THE WHOLE WORLD IS AN ART SCHOOL Installation view, 2018 von Bartha, Basel

THE WHOLE WORLD IS AN ART SCHOOL Installation view, 2018 von Bartha, Basel

What unites human beings ears eyes toes hopes loves is huge and wonderful, 2016 Acrylic on wood 160 x 160 cm

All Schools should be Art Schools, 2012 signwriters print on board 90 x 48 cm

The Whole World Is An Art School Installation view, 2018 von Bartha, Basel

A MESSAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, S-chanf

A MESSAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, S-chanf

A MESSAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, S-chanf

When Andy Warhol was a translator, 1997 Acrylic on wodpanels 245 x 490 cm

Lost in the forest, 2008 Acrylic on wood 277 x 274 cm

Freedom, 2009 Paint on wood 243 x 251 cm

BOB & ROBERTA SMITH

Central to Bob and Roberta Smith’s thinking is the idea that political campaigns are extended art works which include a variety of consciousness raising artefacts. Much of his art takes the form of painted signs. These colourful slogans on banners and placards challenge elitisms and advocate the important of creativity in politics and education. In 2013, with this aim in mind, he initiated the Arts’ Party Conference – a forum for artists and organisations to debate the role of art and design in schools – and he continues to be an active voice in British politics through a number of outlets. As well as hosting a radio show called Make Your Own Damn Music on Resonance FM, Bob and Roberta Smith is a writer and musician, often performing with the Ken Brasley Playboy band.