Lionel Smit - Everard Read Gallery

Lionel Smit -  Verso, 2020, Oil on Linen, 100 x 100cm

"In his latest body of work, Smit is engaging with the tactility of the painterly medium and its ability to reference the texture and elasticity of human skin. The models who feature in his recent paintings are rendered in bold brushwork and thickly impastoed colour. Smit’s keen interest in the visual components – the marks, lines and smudges – that make up the human countenance is clearly evident, as he uses his paintings as a means to trace (and test) the structure of the human face."