Online exhibition 

Anton Smit

Colossal

COLOSSAL

‘Colossal’ is a vivacious story of a community rising up from the ashes. A collection of mixed individual emotions. ‘Colossal’ is an elaboration of people trying to transcend in difficult circumstances, whilst holding on to their values of honor and faith, hoping to be ‘Colossal’ again. 

ANTON SMIT

Widely admired for his monumental heads and sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation, his works grace public and private collections countrywide and internationally. Anton forms his own language through sculpture, the manifestation of his passion for expression and his profound faith.

 

“A human being consists of the choices he makes. You must care about a world you can’t see.”

 

In this respect Anton Smit’s work can be seamlessly transposed to the cultural heritage of the city of Genk. A city with a history, undergoing many social and economic changes throughout recent decades. Evolving from a rural village to a multicultural mining town, rising up twice after economic setbacks. A story of social growth, human suffering and the ability to learn from the hard times.

 

Anton’s work reflects deeper human insight throughout an era of transformation and transition to a new future. It renders the evolution of a culturally diverse society that, after many defeats, holds on to hope and faith. A continuous struggle in defining an identity between different generations. Anton Smits’ sculptures embody the inner emotions of people growing up in harsh conditions, transformed in their pursuit towards a better life for generations to come.

FAITH MASK II - LARGE

Wall mounted
Ca. 2005

Resin

H 1375 - W 775 - D 240

SHATTERED REMAINS

Year: 2019

Mask 16

Resin/Steel

H 1250 - W 660 - D 410

OBLIVION OF THE WAVES

Year: 2019

Resin/Steel

H 800 - W 250 - D 580

AGAPE EVVERFESCENT 3

Year: 2005

Resin

H 2395 - W 1250 - D 840

TRANSLUCENT CATHEDRAL

Year: 2018

Bronze

H 800 - W 250 - D 350

QUES MASK

Mounted

Year: 2016

Bronze

H 2210 - W 755 - D 380

FAITH MASK I - LARGE

Wall mounted
Ca. 2005

Resin

H 1375 - W 775 - D 240

SHATTERED REMAINS

Year: 2019

Mask 17

Resin/Steel

H 1250 - W 660 - D 410

AGAPE EVVERFESCENT 1

Year: 2005

Resin

H 2395 - W 1250 - D 840

INFINITE MASK SERIES

Mounted Small

Year: 2016

Resin

H 1045 - W 400 - D 505

FAITH MASK

Mounted Large

Year: 2016

Bronze

H 1400 - W 820 - D 370

SHATTERED REMAINS 

Year: 2019

Mask 7

Resin/Steel

H 1250 - W 660 - D 410

SHATTERED REMAINS

Year: 2019

Mask 18

Resin/Steel

H 1250 - W 660 - D 410

AGAPE EVVERFESCENT 2

Year: 2005

Resin

H 2395 - W 1250 - D 840

INFINITE MASK SERIES

Mounted Large

Year: 2016

Resin

H 2395 - W 1250 - D 840

FAITH MASK

Mounted Small

Year: 2018

Bronze

H 410 - W 150 - D 105

PHILEO

Mounted

Year: 2016

Bronze

H 423 - W 170 - D 170

 

SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE

Mounted

Year: 2011

Resin

H 910 - W 350 - D 355

SUBMERGE 

Double

Year: 2018

Resin

H 830 - W 720 - D 415 (Each)

AFRICAN QUEEN

Year: 2006

Resin

H 510 - W 200 - D 240

CROUCHING MAN

Year: 2018

Resin

H 1210 - W 590 - D 590

CROUCHING GIRL - TEXTURED

Year: 2005

Resin

H 644 - W 220 - D 110

SPRITUS MUNDI

Year: 2015

Resin

H 900 - W 400 - D 160

GRACE CUT TORSO

Year: 2013

Resin

H 795 - W 470 - D 230

MONUMENT FOR THE COMMON PEOPLE 

Year: 2005 - Bronze

H 925 - W 215 - D 75

SEA CHANGE

Year: 2011

Bronze

H 850 - W 450 - D 130

JOY II 

Year: 2015

GRP

H 750 - W 250 - D 60

REFLECTION 

Year: 2011

GRP

H 1165 - W 200 - D 65

CROUCHING GIRL WITH WING

Year: 2005

Resin

H 644 - W 220 - D 210

GEMINI

Year: 2010

Bronze

H 690 - W 320 - D 160

BALANS

Year: 2011

Resin

H 580 - W 550 - D 270

KUNGWINI HEAD - LARGE

Year: 2013

Resin

H 795 - W 470 - D 230

Facets II - Rope - Anton Smit

FACETS II - ROPE

Year: 2005 - Resin

H 2085 - W 1040 - D 300

FACETS II - MADISON

Year: 2014 - Resin

H 2060 - W 520 - D 300

Facets II - Original - Anton Smit

FACETS II - ORIGINAL

Year: 2014 - Bronze

H 1745 - W 505 - D 340

Mijn Lief - Anton Smit

MIJN LIEF

Year: 2012 - Resin

H 270 - W 510 - D 240

Anton Smit - New Life - Small

NEW LIFE - SMALL

Year: 1992 - Stone Cast

H 470 - W 470 - D 163

KUNOW SPEED

Year: 2006 - Bronze

H 480 - W 570 - D 290

Ferreira Speed - Anton Smit

FERREIRA SPEED

Year: 2001 - Resin

H 600 - W 250 - D 250

Face the Wilderness - Anton Smit

FACETS II - I FACE THE WILDERNESS

Year: 2010 - Resin

H 2060 - W 500 - D 240

Facets II - Lapland - Anton Smit

FACETS II - LAPLAND

Year: 2014 - Resin

H 2200 - W 900 - D 360

Facets II-Youth - Anton Smit

FACETS TO YOUTH

Year: 2006 - Resin

H 510 - W 200 - D 240

New Life - Large - Anton Smit

NEW LIFE - LARGE

Year: 1992 - Stone Cast

H 680 - W 710 - D 210

The Origin - Anton Smit

THE ORIGIN - LARGE

Year: 1989 - Resin

H 470 - W 1050 - D 390

LUDWIG SPEED

Year: 1993 - Resin

H 500 - W 350 - D 200

Germaine Speed - Anton Smit

GERMAINE SPEED

Year: 2005 - Resin

H 390 - W 670 - D 180

Lisa Speed - Anton Smit

LISA SPEED

Year: 2005 - Bronze

H 200 - W 300 - D 120

THE PROPHET

Year: 2005

Resin

H 940 - W 300 - D 620

BEGINNING OF WISDOM

Year: 1989

Resin

H 960 - W 350 - D 750

ASTRONOMERS HEAD

Year: 1993

Resin

H 480 - W 260 - D 180

HEAD WITH TRIANGLES

Year: 2006

Resin

H 495 - W 210 - D 280

FACE OF THE DEEP

Year: 1993

Resin

H 600 - W 500 - D 240

SMALL BLUE HEAD

Year: 1994

Resin

H 400 - W 60 - D 275

VERGISMEINNICHT

Year: 2015

Resin

H 940 - W 260 - D 630

BLACK HEAD WITH GLASSES

Year: 2005

Resin - Large

H 1545 - W 1000 - D 460

BLUE HEAD WITH GLASSES

Year: 1989

Resin

H 1850 - W 880 - D 415

REFLECT TRIPTICH

Year: 2019

Bronze

H 525 - W 155 - D 155

HEAD OF A YOUNG GIRL

Year: 2015

Resin

H 1100 - W 350 - D 500

THE POETESS

Year: 1998

Resin

H 570 - W 240 - D 310

THE MAN WHO HAS PEACE

Year: 1999

Resin

H 2040 - W 450 - D 810

ENTWINED

Year: 2018

Resin

H 2495 - W 650 - D 690

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Year: 2018

Bronze

H 2700 - W 1200 - D 1650

PROGRESSION OF FAITH 

Year: 2012

Bronze

H 950 - W 550 - D 540

THE AGE OF GRACE

Year: 1994

Resin

H 2230 - W 450 - D 810

BURGERS OF KAYELITSHA 

Year: 2018

Resin

H 1730 - W 250 - D 250

ADAM

Year: 2001

Stone Cast

H 850 - W 160 - D 130

BUT I FLY 

Year: 2019

Resin

H 1120 - W 415 - D 300

KATHERINA 

Year: 1990

Resin

H 1480 - W 410 - D 1000

HEAD OF A YOUNG BOY

Year: 2015

Resin

H 1100 - W 350 - D 500

THE BRIDE

Year: 1993

Resin

H 630 - W 200 - D 490

DIE VERLANGE - LARGE

Year: 2016

Resin

H 1750 - W 600 - D 1700

EVE

Year: 2001

Stone Cast

H 850 - W 160 - D 130

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS 

Year: 2018

Metal

H 2700 - W 1200 - D 1650

CROUCHING ANGEL 

Year: 2010

Resin

H 2200 - W 2000 - D 1200

FAITH II

Year: 2010

Bronze

H 1000 - W 900 - D 300

THAUGHT - PAUSE - GESTURE

Year: 2006

Resin

Lifesize figure

TOIVA YA TOIVA - EVOLVE

Year: 2018

Resin

H 2000 - W 720 - D 420

FAITH WITH RIVETS 

Year: 2005

Resin

H 1950 - W 1420 - D 560

COLOSSAL YOUTH 

Year: 2014

Resin

H 1800 - W 1200 - D 800

MOONDANCE

Year: 1995

Resin

H 2200 - W 400 - D 300

COLOSSAL YOUTH - LARGE

Year: 2005

Resin

H 3000- W 1100 - D 750

TOIVA YA TOIVA - EMBARK I - II - III

Triple - Year: 2019

Resin

H 2000 - W 1600 - D 800

FAITH - THOR PARK GENK

When we started our gallery for contemporary art ‘Uitstalling’ in june 2019 we were very exited to host the internationally renown South-African artist Anton Smit. Only one month later we were excited to announce a cooperation with the city of Genk. Since the beginning of August 2019 ‘Faith’ welcomes visitors at the entrance of the former mining site Thor Park in Genk, Waterschei.

‘Faith’ embodies a strong belief in the future and refers to the history of Genk. A city with a history, undergoing many social and economic changes throughout recent decades. Evolving from a rural village to a multicultural mining town, rising up twice after economic setbacks. A story of social growth, human suffering and the ability to learn from the hard times. 

This project is a perfect example on how entrepreneurship, art and government can grow together to a successful story. 

FAITH - THE PHILOSOPHY

FAITH - THE INSTALLATION

FAITH - IMPRESSIONS

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