Lockdown Lowdown With Anton Smit


We caught up with Anton Smit, known for his monumental African sculptures, and chat to him about his lockdown lowdown.

What is the first thing you’ll get up to once lockdown is over?

Fly to Cape Town.

Which restaurant do you miss the most?

The Black Bamboo Restaurant.

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Anton Smit with AGAPÉ EFFERVESCENT – Sculpture set. A triptych of three larger than life faces in progression from human to Spirit. Defying gravity – dissolving the visual world and trans mutating the figurative landscape. Not only does each piece draw the viewer into the work it also allows the landscape to become part of the work, making each piece a virtual experience, captivating and intriguing. Beautifully conceptualized by poetry and Anton’s own life experience of the human journey, each piece tells a unique story woven into a narrative of human suffering and transparency, conflicts of daily life “BEFORE ME FLOATS AN IMAGE EFFERVESCENCE OF THE NIGHT DISSOLVED BY LIGHT THE MORE WE LET THE LIGHT THROUGH THE MORE WE BECOME SPIRIT, SUSPENDED ANIMATION RADIANT EXPANSION, LACEWORK OF STARS CLEANSER OF THE EARTH “ @cape_wine_auction #CapeWineAuction #cwa2020 #antonsmitcollection #antonsmitcapetown #antonsmitsculptures #antonsmitart #fineartcollector #artcollectorsa #interiorartwork

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What’s your favourite home-cooked meal you’ve made during lockdown?

Chicken curry.

What are you watching on Netflix?

Bloodline.

Have you picked up a hobby or perfected a skill?

Doing new sculptures in my studio here in Bronkhorstspruit.

What are the three staples in your kitchen right now?

Chicken, rice and carrots.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee.

Who are you in lockdown with?

My wife, Roelien.

What are you currently most grateful for?

Having full health, not having COVID-19.

How do you keep yourself going and motivated during this time?

By spending most of my time in blissful silence, overlooking the magnificent Bronkhorstspruit Dam – it’s definitely conducive to new ideas.

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