William Kentridge

William Kentridge, Peonies, 2012

A visionary artist who experiments with drawing, animated films, performance, installation and stage direction, William Kentridge was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he still lives and works. He studied politics, African studies and fine arts in Johannesburg before spending one year in Paris in the early 1980s, where he attended the Jacques Lecoq theatre school with a focus on mime. His expressionist oeuvre challenges the traditional approach of history as a linear narrative and proposes instead a multi-layered collage patched together from a variety of vantage points.

Works

Blue Rubrics for Waiting for the Sibyl (Almost Don't Tremble)
Blue Rubrics for Waiting for the Sibyl (To What End)
Universal Archive (Ref. 57)
Universal Archive (Ref. 58)
Universal Archive (Ref. 66)
Blue Rubrics for Waiting for the Sibyl (Something Has Been Postponed)
Blue Rubrics for Waiting for the Sibyl (You Will be Dreamt by a Jackal)
Traité d'Arithmétique
News From Nowhere
Nose with Strawberries
City of Moscow
3 Figures
Peonies
El Lissitzky
Alban 2
Suite of 30 Nose Prints (1-30)
Processional Nose

William Kentridge

Blue Rubrics for Waiting for the Sibyl (Almost Don't Tremble)
Blue Rubrics for Waiting for the Sibyl (Almost Don't Tremble), 2019
Pure Afghan Lapis Lazuli screen printed onto found pages
32.3 x 40.3 cm
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