South African 1955- Top Artists
After studying Political Science at Wits in the late 1970s and the art of mime in Paris in the early 1980s, William Kentridge continually combines these interests in his art. His phenomenal drawing skills were sharpened while studying at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and, in the numerous stop-frame video animations of the 1990s and the large-scale installations of the early twenty-first century, he dramatically renders the effects of colonialism on the oppressed. Regularly mounting major exhibitions and dramatic productions, locally and internationally, he is the recipient of numerous local and international awards and is the true embodiment of Contemporary African Art.
Image courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
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