In his 2015 show Psycolourgy, Nick Smith used hand-made, Pantone-like colour chips to produce pixelated versions of well-known artworks from the likes of Bacon, Hockney, Van Gogh and Vermeer. Now he’s taken inspiration from love and lust – pairing new works with excerpts from Shakespeare, Lawrence and Sarah Walters.

His Paramour exhibition has is drawn from a mix of classical paintings symbolising desire (such as Botticelli’s Venus), portraits of the excerpts’ authors (including the painting ascribed to John Taylor of Shakespeare, which is on a later page) and some soft-porn images of women wearing very little (which you'll find over the next few pages – so be warned).

Image: Venus

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