Jack Smith

Jack Smith

Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

About Jack Smith

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” - Albert Einstein

*Jack Smith* is a Photographer, Designer, Fine Art Printmaker and New Media Artist.

“I enjoy using references to well known Art & Artists (sometimes hidden) to pay homage to the people I admire”. Subject matter has changed over the years, referencing much 20th Century work and movements including Cubism, Pop Art, The Bauhaus School The Young British Artists from the 80s with Pointillism, Surreal and Dada references.

I have recently been experimenting with patterns and fabric design which has been a pretty much all-consuming interest.

Digital Photography combined with traditional and modern techniques are used to create new media works often pushing boundaries between figurative and abstract art.

*Jack works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Jack Smith, Czar Catstick, Hertz Van Wental, Pavlov Bellwether and Baxter Cane. -



Born in Lancashire and dragged up in Yorkshire. Art-School in York, North Yorkshire, UK (Art & Design Foundation) and Nottingham (Photography Degree Course), Jack* approaches the art world from a background of Film and Television Post-Production, Editing, Graphics and Special Effects.


Included in the Saatchi 'Art We Love' Blog (A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use)

Artworks shown (as the backdrop throughout) at the English National Opera / London Coliseum for the BBC David Bowie commemorative concert.

Artist of the Day: Saatchi Art (as Czar Catstick)


Retrospective exhibition was planned for last year...(2020) obviously didn't happen due to CoVid19-84.. although lots of 'lockdown' artworks in the pipeline... and most of my work can still be bought online.

'The Great Reset' Collection is a series of artworks based on this introspective show. Now available through Saatchi or my own personal dedicated site BFAHub.com