Oblivion of the Waves
Anton likes to imbue his work with an illusion of movement or gesture, bodies curling up or limbs reaching out to the onlooker, a call to movement.
Some observers have noted that this is why so many of his pieces, even the most abstract ones, manage to communicate powerfully and emotionally. His sculptures and art is possessed of a raw, earthy power that feels innately African.
Oblivion of the Waves investigates the landscape of the soul. Having a fleeting glimpse of eternity. It leaves you breathless. Weightless – falling into the remains of love. The dimness of our reflection in the mirror of the universe leaves us gasping for immortality, as we sink into the abyss of the self.
– Anton Smit