HOMAGE TO NIGHT

R31,000.00

Oil on loose canvas

“Every exhibition takes me further into the murky depths of night as I find my routine slipping further into that ultramarine blue with each passing week as my shows close in and I love it! There’s a special feeling that creeps in, in the early hours, knowing you’re one of the only people awake as the sun begins to rise and a strange type of creativity that takes root in the heart and breaks free with canvas and brush. I’ve always produced my best work at night and felt a sense of appreciation that I wanted to bring into being. Thank you, Nocturne”

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Oil on loose canvas

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“Every exhibition takes me further into the murky depths of night as I find my routine slipping further into that ultramarine blue with each passing week as my shows close in and I love it! There’s a special feeling that creeps in, in the early hours, knowing you’re one of the only people awake as the sun begins to rise and a strange type of creativity that takes root in the heart and breaks free with canvas and brush. I’ve always produced my best work at night and felt a sense of appreciation that I wanted to bring into being. Thank you, Nocturne"

 

Smit’s second solo exhibition follows on from his first, “CURB” which dealt with our relationship with our urban environments and the strange irony that develops in increasingly larger cities, finding that the closer people live together the further alienated they feel.

Smit has taken careful detail in choosing which subjects to paint by adding another level of complexity to his various compositions, taking into consideration each character’s social structure, hierarchies and inner tumultuous seas or placid pools that spill over into their depicted world.

Bound offers a small glimpse into the world of the chosen subject, like a frozen moment of people watching, that if viewed carefully enough can tell you everything about them.

Dimensions90 × 0.5 × 134 cm
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