Lourensford Wine Estate
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Widely revered for his overwhelming heads and monumental African sculptures, Anton Smit’s works grace public and private collections countrywide and internationally.
Walking through the gardens one is compelled to stop and pause as you are transformed by the beauty and power of these life size sculptures.
The art works are strategically curated in the beautiful garden area of this prestigious estate and the exhibition is open to the public free of charge.
Showcasing various pieces, ranging from the ethereal “Crouching Angel”, a winged figure which seems to suspend in the air, to the imposing giant figure of “The Colossal Youth” and the iconic “Faith”, which have become synonymous with Anton’s work.
For Sculpture Inquiries
Contact: Roelien Smit
Mobile/ Whatsapp: 082 653 7659
Anton Smit with one of his art works entitled “Speed Head” – 2021 at Lourensford
Address: Lourensford Road, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
ABOUT ANTON SMIT:
Arguably one of the major sculptors alive today, Anton’s work evokes themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation.
Born in Boksburg in August 1954, Anton entered his first sculpting exhibition at the age of sixteen and won first prize. Following successful exhibitions in White River, Nelspruit, Pretoria and Cape Town, Smit turned to sculpting full-time to fulfil the demand for his work by galleries and private collectors.
In 1990, international recognition came in the form of exhibitions in Rome and Milan, an invitation to exhibit in New York and Hong Kong, as well as a return exhibition in Italy in 1993. More exhibitions followed in Bonn, Washington, Singapore and Koln.
His body of work comprises towering human figures, nudes, heads, masks, hands, angels, floating and stretching figures, warriors, as well as abstract works, sculpted out of steel, metal, stone and a unique iron and polymer cast mixture, as well as bronze.