Celebrated South African artist, Anton Smit is famous for his majestic sculptural works inspired by evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation.
His incredible artwork has been well received both locally and internationally and include gigantic human figures, nudes, impressive heads, masks, hands, angels, floating and stretching figures and warriors. Smit also creates abstract works, using steel, metal, fibreglass and bronze.
Smit’s career highlights include his 1994 exhibition that took place in New York at the Grand Central Station where he exhibited 35 sculptures as part of the Strengthening the Link initiative to boost trade between South Africa and The United States.
He has now taken the step to have The Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek as his exclusive public sculpture exhibition venue. The Gallery will showcase a selection of Smit’s best works with regular exhibitions throughout the year. The exhibitions will also include work from other local and emerging artists.
Two of Smit’s majestic sculptures of male figures stand tall at the entrance to the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate’s Tasting Room and his metallic head sculptures blend seamlessly into the tranquillity of the Sculpture Garden, where guests can enjoy wine tastings, fresh oysters and relaxed lunches at the wine estate.
For more information about the wine estate or if you want to check Smit’s work out at The Gallery, visit www.grandeprovence.co.za.