Gallery at Grande Provence
is proud to present a major Solo Exhibition
of Sculpture & Oil Painting
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
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R A P T U R E – Quantum Leap Into The Future
28 November 2020 – February 2021
Place: Grande Provence Wine Estate, Main Rd – Franschhoek
The Exhibition is Now Open
Widely revered for his overwhelming heads and monumental african sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation, his works grace public and private collections countrywide and internationally.
Spoken verse, the echoes of emotive lyrics and the rasping of sculptures in progress are customary sounds emitted from his studio.
Larger than life, Anton Smit is the embodiment of poetry, an apt term for this sculptor, derived from the term “making”
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Having spent a lifetime creating solid forms that inhabit space but that don’t express time, I started investigating the possibility of expressing time and rhythm as if it were music. At first I dissected the human form with flowing cuts and then decided to take a quantum leap into pure expression by employing line in 3D with hand cut steel achieving the staccato, the beat, and the metronomic progression of time in interpenetrated forms.
They almost dissolve as they march to a different drumbeat. They are visionary and almost prophetic and you can see the future through them. Its almost as if your own shadow is entangled in their creation. These skyline drawings suck me in, and are an absolute delight to create and they express my current state of mind perfectly.
I feel that these pieces are the beginning of a new and exciting phase of my oeuvre. – Anton Smit