SAME STORM, DIFFERENT BOAT

R13,680.00

Framed in a sleek matt black aluminium

“Certain symbols seem to repeatedly crop up in my work and one of them has been trains. As I came across this photo I had an odd compulsion to paint it, half cropping out the man’s face and slightly obscuring him from view felt like an oddly apt metaphor for the current global situation as we all find ourselves aboard for the same journey. Some more able to cope and in different carriages and others just holding on. Destination currently unknown.”

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Framed in a sleek matt black aluminium

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“Certain symbols seem to repeatedly crop up in my work and one of them has been trains. As I came across this photo I had an odd compulsion to paint it, half cropping out the man’s face and slightly obscuring him from view felt like an oddly apt metaphor for the current global situation as we all find ourselves aboard for the same journey. Some more able to cope and in different carriages and others just holding on. Destination currently unknown."

 

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.

Dimensions36.5 × 2.5 × 55 cm
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