• Peter Smets Exhibition
    Men at Work
    Catalogue

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  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    Men at Work
    Anthea Polson Art March 25 - April 8 2017

  • It is impossible not to become absorbed in the refined detail and mood of a Peter Smets&; painting. Never a mere recorder of visual facts, he deconstructs our habitual ways of seeing. With consummate skill, he persuades us that the contemporary world of industry and technology offers unexpected ...
  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    Moonlighter
    Catalogue

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  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    Moonlighter
    Anthea Polson Art 5 - 18 December 2015

  • Moon-silvered clouds drift through the immensity of inky night skies. Far below, moonlighting activities are unfolding with astounding realism. The paintings in Peter Smets’ latest body of work further explore how light variations transform the appearance of landscape. A grey, overcast day off...
  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    In the Spotlight
    Catalogue

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  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    In the Spotlight
    Anthea Polson Art 15 - 29 November 2014

  • The descent of night finds most of us safely indoors oblivious to nocturnal activities in the darkness outside. For Peter Smets, night is a time of silvered, aesthetic potential. The everyday world looks very different under moonlight or when spot lit by street lamps. Illuminated shapes assume grea...
  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    Movement and Progress
    Anthea Polson Art 08 - 22 December 2012

  • With the cadence of poetry, Peter Smets persuades us that the contemporary world of industry and technology holds infinite resources of undiscovered beauty. He plays the role of a reporter or detached observer of human endeavours. Considering his subjects very carefully, significant observed facts ...
  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    Constructive Viewpoints
    Anthea Polson Art April 24 - May 08, 2010

  • A finalist in last year&;s Sulman and Wynne art prizes at the AGNSW, the technical virtuosity of Peter Smets&; technique is undeniable. Although his work is often compared to that of Jeffrey Smart, the paintings are not the product of any imitation. Both subject and methodology stem instead ...
  • Peter Smets Exhibition
    Men at Work - Constructions
    Schubert Contemporary

  • Official opening Friday September 12, 2008 "The beautiful may be encountered under the most diverse aspects. As soon as it is found there it belongs to art, or rather, to the artist who knows how to see it there." – Gustave Courbet, 1861 The words of Courbet resonate in the paintings...