Online exhibition 

Anton Smit

New Futurism

NEW FUTURISM
ARTIST STATEMENT

There can be no renewal of art if the essence is not renewed, that is,the vision and concept of line and mass that forms the sculpture. To renew the art of sculpture we must start from the nucleus of the object we want to create in order to discover new forms that link it invisibly to the apparent plastic infinite. This new plastic art will then be a translation into material of those atmospheric planes that link and intersect things.

This physical transcendentalism of sculpture must give life to objects by a system of interpenetration. Objects do not exist in isolation – they cut through and divide the surrounding space in an arabesque of directional curves.

The divisionist technique endeavours to penetrate the object and represent movement.

 

PHYSICAL TRANSCENDENTALISM

The work of art, aspires to proceed from a realm of indeterminacy of chance, of dream which has significance for life but superior to it – a realm of super-reality.

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ANTON SMIT

Widely revered for his overwhelming heads and monumental sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory, and sublimation, his works grace public and private collections countrywide and internationally.

An inspiring raconteur, Anton enjoys relating tales of his struggles as a young artist. The secret to his success could be attributed to his courage and determination to forge ahead in the face of great difficulty.

Some observers have noted that this is why so many of his pieces, even the most abstract ones, manage to communicate powerfully and emotionally and why his work is possessed of a raw, earthy power that feels innately African. His body of work comprises towering human figures, nudes, impressive heads, masks, hands, angels, floating and stretching figures, warriors as well as abstract works, using mostly steel, metal, fiberglass, and bronze.

Anton likes to imbue his work with an illusion of movement or gesture, bodies curling up or limbs reaching out to the onlooker, inspirational “action figures” projecting tremendous emotion, a call to movement. He works with metals and stones, also creating a unique iron and polymer cast mixture, which combines metal with several other mediums.

With his exhibition 'New Futurism', Anton Smit defines new boundaries in his universe. Never before he went as deep as now. With this exhibition, Anton Smit raised the bar much higher than ever before. The sculptures visualize a remarkable philosophy. A lot of art lovers will surely be delighted with these unique masterpieces.

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CADANCE & CASCADE

Size: (H) 730 mm x (W) 470 mm x (D) 100 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 9,3 KG

Anton Smit - CHROMATIC ABERATION

CHROMATIC ABERRATION

Size: (H) 720 mm x (W) 400 mm x (D) 120 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 9,3 KG

Anton Smit - PANTOMINE TRANSPORTATION

PANTOMIME TRANSPORTATION

Size: (H) 660 mm x (W) 440 mm x (D) 100 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 7,6 KG

Anton Smit - UNDULATORY PERIOD

UNDULATORY PERIOD

Size: (H) 720 mm x (W) 500 mm x (D) 100 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 9,7 KG

Anton Smit - Spring of the air

SPRING OF THE AIR

Size: (H) 700 mm x (W) 700 mm x (D) 200 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 9,8 KG

Anton Smit - METRONOME EXPANSION

METRONOME EXPANSION

Size: (H) 750 mm x (W) 860 mm x (D) 220 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 12,2 KG

Anton Smit - LOVE AMONG THE SAILERS

LOVE AMONG THE SAILORS

Size: (H) 1160 mm x (W) 930 mm x (D) 200 mm    

Material: steel

Unique edition

Weight: 36 KG

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CORON

Size: (H) 560 mm x (W) 190 mm x (D) 300 mm    

Material: Bronze

Edition of 6

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SPENOID

Size: (H) 550 mm x (W) 190 mm x (D) 230 mm    

Material: Bronze

Edition of 6

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ZYGOMATIC

Size: (H) 580 mm x (W) 180 mm x (D) 240 mm    

Material: Bronze

Edition of 6

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CERVICAL

Size: (H) 580 mm x (W) 160 mm x (D) 300 mm    

Material: Bronze

Edition of 6

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TEMPORAL

Size: (H) 550 mm x (W) 160 mm x (D) 270 mm    

Material: Bronze

Edition of 6

 
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CORON 1

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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ZYGOMATIC 1

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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CERVICAL 1

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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TEMPORAL 2

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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ZYGOMATIC 1B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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CERVICAL 2B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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CORON 2

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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ZYGOMATIC 2

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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CERVICAL 2

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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CORON 1B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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ZYGOMATIC 2B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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TEMPORAL 1B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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CORON 3

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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ZYGOMATIC 3

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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TEMPORAL 1

330 x 330 x 34

520 x 520 x 34   

Framed - Artist Proof • Edition of 25

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CORON 2B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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CERVICAL 1B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25

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TEMPORAL 2B

800 x 800   

Unframed - Artist Proof

Edition of 25