Nelson Mandela Square
URBAN ECHOES Sculpture Exhibition
a Collaboration between ANTON SMIT and Graffiti artist, Mars
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Urban Echoes merges two South African artists, celebrated sculptor Anton Smit and graffiti extraordinaire Mars.
– When two visionary minds collide, new art comes to life –
Imagine a juxtaposition of eight large heads, each three meters tall, transformed into a painting.
Featuring eight Easter Island-inspired sculptures created by Anton Smit, with all given a graffiti new-look by Mars.
Each viewpoint transforms the individually painted heads which resembles Johannesburg’s urban vibe and changes the sculptures into a painted landscape.
Come view this Unique Collaboration of Sculptures and Graffiti!
Open Air Exhibition on the Square
Anton Smit in Studio
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The idea for this artwork originated many years ago with a fascination with the Easter Island heads. The heads are at first monolithic stone heads – a modern version of the Easter Island heads, like messengers from a forgotten past. Then they take a quantum leap into the future by being transformed into street art with cool contemporary faces painted on them, giving them a brand-new identity relating to the city and city life. An urban landscape of the City of Gold – proclaiming a message to the future – one of enhanced creativity and freedom. A message of Life in Abundance. A message of inspired children who enter boldly into this World.
Imagine a juxtaposition of eight large heads, each three meters tall, transformed into a painting. Each viewpoint transforms the individually painted heads which resembles Johannesburg’s urban vibe and changes the sculptures into a painted landscape.
The completed project will be a large mural depicting “Life in Jo’burg” – nothing like it was ever done before. It’s located at Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Thousands of people who visit the surrounding hotels, shops and restaurants, both local and international, can experience the process and exhibition.
Be part of a legacy project by world-renowned sculptor, Anton Smit, in collaboration with Mars, graffiti artist.
Address: 5th St, Sandown, Sandton – Johannesburg
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.