Troy Smith is a Canadian artist, designer, sculptor and painter whose extraordinary art has garnered international attention. From notable galleries, private collectors, interior designers, architects and individuals who covet and curate innovative contemporary art. Using furniture to express his creativity, Smith's eclectic collection of works embodies meticulous craftsmanship and exceptional beauty.
Troy epitomizes the definition of a modern-day Renaissance man, expressing his passion for all things beautiful. He travels extensively to international design and fashion capitals. He regularly visits world-famous museums, galleries and architectural landmarks to explore and experience emerging trends of iconic creations in art and design. These influences are a constant source of inspiration and apparent in Smith's furniture, abstract paintings and sculpture.
Smith's art is a rare and remarkable fusion of enduring materials, some dating back to the fifteenth century, such as patterned rebar. His original one-of-kind and limited edition pieces imaginatively integrate inspired elements such as marble, stone, precious metals, exotic woods, artisan glass, textiles, resins and luxurious leathers in unexpected ways.
His passion for all things beautiful ensures each piece is a work of art and embodies extraordinary inspiration, meticulous craftsmanship and outstanding beauty. Smith's works are born from creativity, exhaustive research, planning and often mind-bending engineering techniques. He is intimately involved with a hands-on approach throughout each piece's evolution to realize his vision.
Smith is continuously experimenting with new design concepts, materials, techniques and structures in his pursuit to create unique and sublime art forms. His original works of art are a rare and remarkable fusion of enduring and timeless materials by imaginatively integrating elements such as textured rebar, glass, textiles and exotic woods in unexpected ways. He's innovated with a light-shifting glass and created many unique works that exhibit humour with contemporary forms.
Troy's creative process begins with hand-drawn conceptual sketches, transferred to professional shop drawings and then rendered in 3D to refine each design's form, material, function and intricacies. Troy uses artisan craftsmanship and luxury materials to develop proportion, scale and finish in an original design language.
Curators, designers and private clients may commission one-of-a-kind pieces. Troy's furniture has been referred to as avant-garde, visionary and classic. There is intrinsic power in its simplicity, clean lines and fluidity, which is why Smith's exquisite statement pieces are destined to become design classics. His art has been featured in international design fairs, prestigious exhibitions and prominent design magazines.
Each piece Troy creates fulfills his mantra, "You can't just create art, you must give it life."