SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 21 February 2023

SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction
  • Wayne Barker; Disasters of War
  • Wayne Barker; Disasters of War
  • Wayne Barker; Disasters of War


Lot Estimate
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000

About this Item

South African 1963-
Disasters of War
2016

signed with the artist's initials, dated 2016, numbered A/P and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin

seven colour silkscreen on cotton paper
50,5 by 66cm excluding frame; 62 by 77,5 by 5,5cm including frame

Notes

Artist's Bio

Wayne Barker (b.1963 Pretoria, South Africa) is a fine artist based in Johannesburg. He rose to prominence in the late 80s, at the height of the political unrest during apartheid. He remains one of the most prolific and influential artists to have emerged from the country. Barker’s work has featured in several global biennales, art fairs and important retrospective exhibitions. He works in various mediums, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, performance and installation. In addition to collaborations with other artists, Barker has collaborated with the Qubeka Beadwork Studio based in Cape Town, South Africa, to realise large-scale glass beadworks. Major concerns have included the legacy of colonialism in South Africa, issues of land and contestation – as evidenced in works referencing the paintings of JH Pierneef – issues around race, reconciliation and accountability as well as a sensitivity to humanist concerns that border on the poetic. His works have influenced contemporary art practice in South Africa, with several of his contemporaries and younger artists citing his work as turning points in perspective and practice.

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