PRESS: Lionel Smit is subject of an interview by Michael Scivoli on VUE
February 6, 2020 - Michael Scivoli
February 6, 2020 - Michael Scivoli
October 24, 2019
Everard Read present at
3 - 8 December 2019
Everard Read will be presenting works by Liza Grobler, Matthew Hindley, Lady Skollie, Turiya Magadlela, Nigel Mullins, Brett Murray, Blessing Ngobeni, Lionel Smit, Andrzej Urbanski and Beezy Bailey.
Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami's open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programmes, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.
September 13, 2019
Everard Read present at FNB Art Joburg
13 September - 15 September 2019
Everard Read presents over 20 artist from South Africa and Europe. Artist include Brett Murray, Deborah Bell, Beth Diane Armstrong, Blessing Ngobeni, Caryn Scrimgoeour, Lionel Smit, Angus Taylor, Nigel Mullins, Lucinda Mudge, Turiya Magadlela, Norman Catherine, Guy Ferrer, Phillemon Hlungwani, Lady Skollie, Andrzej Urbanski, Daniel Naudé and Olivié Keck.Read More >>
May 10, 2019 - Caryn Edwards
May 10, 2019
Everard Read London presents: Destructure - a solo exhibition of sculpture and paintings by celebrated South African artist, Lionel Smit.
In this new body of work, Smit continues to explore themes of identity through portraiture on canvas and bronze sculptures. For the artist, the human face offers an endless source of study and his work accentuates facial characteristics through bold swathes of colour and brush techniques, highly-textured bronzes and vivid patinas.Read More >>
September 4, 2018
South African artist Lionel Smit is one of 80 artists who have contributed their work for a striking collection of bear images, as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) exhibition currently on display in China.
This is to draw much-needed attention to the cruel treatment of bears in circuses.
Peta Asia vice-president Jason Baker said: “Over 80 of the world’s most caring actors and artists have helped Peta create beautiful bear-protection pieces.”
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May 12, 2017
Art Angels Africa brought their annual charity auction to London for the first time this month, auctioning works by top South African artists. Several Everard Read artists donated works for the auction, including Beezy Bailey, Deborah Bell, Phillemon Hlungwani, Angus Taylor, Rina Stutzer, Lionel Smit, Colbert Mashile, Dylan Lewis and Nic Bladen, along with Sam Nhlengethwa and Marco Cianfanelli.Read More >>
February 15, 2017
Lionel Smit: Faces of Identity at Everard Read London, 24 February - 25 March
This exhibition comes to Everard Read London following Lionel Smit’s acclaimed solo exhibition at the Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki where it was seen by more than 10 000 visitors.
Faces of Identity is a powerful body of work that explores themes of identity through portraiture on canvas and bronze deconstructions. With its ubiquity but also its uniqueness, the human face offers an endless source of study. Smit’s work accentuates facial characteristics through bold swathes of colour and brush techniques, highly-textured bronzes and vivid patinas which result in the arresting work, often of monumental proportions, for which he is renowned.
Watch a short film of the artist in the studio here.
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