Lionel Smit

Born 1982, Pretoria, South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town.

Lionel Smit is a multidisciplinary artist who’s practices focus on the concept of identity and origins, focusing particularly on the Cape Malay community in South Africa. His work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London where it received the Viewer’s Choice Award, as well as selected as the ‘face’ of the BP Portrait Award 2013 for all campaigns. He received a Ministerial Award from the South African Department of Culture in 2013 for Visual Art.

Lionel Smit, Progress, Isolate Series #1, 2016, Oil on linen, 170 x 230cm
Lionel Smit, Dissipate #1, 2014, Oil on Linen, 190 x 190cm
Lionel Smit, Trace, 2016, Oil on canvas, 170 x 150cm
Lionel Smit, Obscura 2, 2016, Installation View
Lionel Smit, Origins, 2015 Installation View
Lionel Smit, Cumulus, 2014 Installation View
Lionel Smit, Obscura Study #7 – Hahnemüle Paper, size 56 x 76.5cm – Image size, 46 x 64.5cm – Edition of 4
Lionel Smit, Broken Divert, 2014, Bronze, Limited Edition of 6, 65 x 57 x 35cm
Lionel Smit, Rorschach, 2013 Bronze, Edition 6, 93 x 40 x 45cm
Lionel Smit, Mind The Gap, 2013, Bronze, Edition of 12