Nyugen E. Smith received his BA in Fine Arts from Seton Hall University and has studied at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy. He is a sculptor and creates environments from found objects. His current Bundle House series, addresses the issue of global poverty caused by depleted resources, political unrest, war, and natural disasters. As part of this series, Nyugen creates mixed media drawings executed on architectural floor plans, large scale living quarters by using found materials, Relief Packs which contain items such as food, blankets, and other goods for survival. His work is provocative and fresh. It maintains a cutting-edge appeal with the distinction of Fine Art. Nyugen currently lives and works in Jersey City, NJ and is currently exhibiting at the Jersey City Museum as well as in several Galleries in the NY metro area.
My work is about salvation. It is my aim to become an arbiter through my work to redeem mankind from our dark past, present and future by way of acknowledging our apathetic state. Through the use of carefully selected discarded materials, re-contextualizing objects, and inclusion of conceptual elements, I intend to evoke a feeling of victory through sorrow and peace through discord.