Born in the Free State, Smuts studied at Michaelis School of Art, the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, taught at the Visual Art Departement at Stellenbosch University and latterly obtained a MA in Visual Arts from Stellenbosch.
Exhibited extensively and work has been included in private as well as public collections e.g. SA National Gallery, Sasol, Sanlam, Rand Merchant Bank, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Orange Free State, MTN Art Institute and Hollard
Trained as sculptor and printmaker, my new work explores the visual potency of objects. Here I focus on the strangeness
of purpose made functional objects taken from their intended context.
Shadows, Water colour and found object 650mm x 400mm
Transition, Water colour on cotton paper 340mm x 450mm
Black fold, Water colour Black spread, Water colour 540mm x 750mm
Night song IX, Filter paper and wood
Batmanshop, etching and aquatint 260mm x 120mm
Tyre I, 175mm x 750mm Tyre II, 175mm x 750mm
Fluid garden, Lithograph and etching
Still life I, Etching and aquatint 70mm x 95mm Still life II, Etching and aquatint 70mm x 95mm
Into silence, Mezzotint and aquatint 180mm x 60mm
Deep frequency, Aquatint