Lionel Smit, in collaboration with Everard Read Johannesburg, presents the solo exhibition STATE. This new body of work explores the idea of the different emotional states we find ourselves in and how surroundings influence that state of mind.
Through adding video works, Smit has created an environment where he has influenced the exhibition space, allowing him to direct the viewers’ state. This has a profound impact on how we experience the work.
Various works explore the female figure as portrait, with the continuation of his ideas on the construction of identity with layers of paint and silkscreen fabricating the fragmentation of the subject.
The exhibition runs from 24 August to 27 September 2017 following a successful show in London, showcasing monumental portraiture, sculpture, silkscreens and multimedia video installations.