Solly Smook

Contemporary expressionist painter Solly Smook explores concepts relating to the uniqueness of emotion and the importance of it in our spiritual lives. His process in creating art attempts to rethink the conventions of portrait painting through a continued pursuit of the more contemporary, with a goal to create paintings that engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible, quite often consciously and reflexively questioning the nature of spiritual identity as something deconstructed, created and tangible.

Solly was born in Namibia and studied graphic design. Starting his career with surrealist landscape paintings, Solly progressed to a more contemporary style with portraiture as his focus. A decision which significantly shaped the success of his career.

Solly Smook

Selected Works

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Exhibitions

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CREATIVE BLOCK

CREATIVE BLOCK

Claudia Gurwitz, Jenny Parsons, Solly Smook, Louisa Gerryts, Tamlin Blake, Ivan Kirstein, Wiehan de Jager, Gordon Williams, Leila Fanner, Tanya Majó, Antoinette von Saurma
Riebeek Kasteel
09 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018

RK CONTEMPORARY hosts Creative Block, coinciding with the weekend of Solo Studios, an annual art event held in the Riebeek Valley.

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We Live Here

We Live Here

André van Vuuren, Claudia Gurwitz, Jenny Parsons, Riaan van Zyl, Solly Smook, Greta McMahon, Louisa Gerryts, Tamlin Blake, Ivan Kirstein, Wiehan de Jager, Gordon Williams, Emma Willemse, Leila Fanner, Li Nepgen, Tanya Majó
Riebeek Kasteel
08 Apr 2018 - 23 Apr 2018

A unique initiative conceptualised by participating artists to promote their upcoming event Solo Studios 2018

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