LIONEL SMIT - Solo Exhibition


LIONEL SMIT - Solo Exhibition
Nov 10 – Dec 7, 2021

LIONEL SMIT | Solo Exhibition

10 November - 7 December 2021

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Everard Read presents an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by celebrated South African artist, Lionel Smit.

In this new body of work, Smit continues his exploration of identity through portraiture on canvas and bronze sculptures. For the artist, the human face is endlessly fascinating and his work accentuates facial characteristics through bold swathes of colour and brush techniques, highly-textured bronzes and vivid patinas.

Smit’s portraits reflect the mixed heritage of the Western Cape communities in which he lives and works and which have become central to his work. The subjects in his portraits exude strength and dignity; some have a meditative quality while others evoke a sense of vulnerability conveyed by the sitter’s averted gaze or melancholy expression.

This is the artist's third solo exhibition with Everard Read London.