SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 21 February 2023

SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction
  • Diek Grobler; Prophet of Doom
  • Diek Grobler; Prophet of Doom
  • Diek Grobler; Prophet of Doom


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000

About this Item

Diek Grobler
South African 1964-
Prophet of Doom
2004

signed and dated 04; inscribed with the title on the reverse

oil on wood panel
60 by 60cm excluding frame; 75 by 75 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

Artist's Bio

Diek Grobler’s art practice covers a variety of media and disciplines. He is an exhibiting fine artist, has illustrated children’s books, and directed and produced short, animated films. His films have been included in more than 40 international festivals and he has received four international awards. His fine art practice often reflects his interest in the moving image.

Artist's Statement

This work was created as part of a series of characters presented as archetypes playing out the human condition. Other characters in the series included The Coloniser, The Angel, The Mother, The Lover and The Court Jester, amongst others. Almost twenty years later the characters remains the same, but in many instances their roles and scripts would have changed as the global dynamics of politics, humanity and truth have shifted. The Prophet of Doom has experienced a split in character in a sense. He is still warning about the impending doom of climate change, as intended in this work, but the character of The Prophet of Doom has also morphed into that of the conspiracy theorist and the misinformant.



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