Bob & Roberta Smith

Bob & Roberta Smith

Patrick Brill OBE RA (born 1963) is an artist interested in words and how they look. Better known by his pseudonym Bob & Roberta Smith, he is a British contemporary artist, writer, author, musician, art education advocate and keynote speaker.

He is known for his paintings using text, is an associate professor at Sir John Cass Department of Art at London Metropolitan University and has been curator of public art projects, like Art U Need, The Art Amnesty MomaPS1 and the Thamesmead Codex. He was curator for the 2006 Peace Camp and created the 2013 Art Party to promote contemporary art and advocacy. In 2015 he stood as an independent candidate for the arts in the Surrey Heath constituency opposing Michael Gove whose EBacc initiative threatens the arts in schools. His works have been exhibited and are in collections in Europe and the United States. Brill co-founded The Ken Ardley Playboys and hosts the Make Your Own Damn Music radio show.

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Twitter @BobandRoberta

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