Lionel Smit

Forge, 2016


97 x 80 x 62 cm 
Edition 1 of 6

Sold For £20,000

Lionel Smit (b. 1982)

Lionel Smit is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on themes of identity and origins, with particular emphasis on the Cape Malay community in South Africa. Smit is best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvases and sculptures.

His work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London where it received the Viewer’s Choice Award, and was selected as the ‘face’ of the BP Portrait Award 2013. That same year he received a Ministerial Award from the South African Department of Culture for Visual Art. In 2016 Smit’s monumental bronze Morphous became a public art installation in New York City’s Union Square.

Over the past decade, Smit has established a significant international following and his work is represented in several collections including the Standard Chartered Bank collection and the Laurence Graff collection at Delaire Graff Estate.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

11 June 2016 - 30 April 2017 • Union Square, NYC 
Sculpture Installation - Presented by Cynthia Reeves

August 2017 - September 2017  Johannesburg, SA
Solo Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read 

15 September 2017 - 14 October 2017 • London, UK
Bronze, Steel & Stone Group Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read 

30 November 2017 - January 2018  Johannesburg, SA
Summer Sculpture Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read