Born in Pretoria (South-Africa) in 1982, Lionel Smit lives and works in Cape Town and is known for his large canvasses and unique sculptures. He has been exhibiting locally and internationally for nearly 10 years and has established a substantial international following with collectors ranging from European Investment Bank, Laurence Graff from Delaire Wine Estate to the Rand Merchant Bank. He was recently honoured with a Ministerial Award from the Department of Culture for Visual Art.
Smit’s popularity is indeed growing on a global scale, with a highlight being the use of an image of his for the cover of a Christie’s auction catalogue in London.
Exhibitions coming up in London, Miami, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Amsterdam and Johannesburg