Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

If You Have No Eye, 2014

Linocut printed on a selection of non-archival dictionary pages, collaged and attached with archival tape to a backing sheet of Arches, Cover White, 300gsm
79 1/2 × 42 1/2 in
202 × 108 cm
Edition 15/24
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction

William Kentridge is as versatile as he is experimental, producing prints, drawings, opera, …

Read more

William Kentridge is as versatile as he is experimental, producing prints, drawings, opera, performance and animated film that combine the poetic and the political. Dealing with weighty subjects such as apartheid, colonialism and totalitarianism, his work is often imbued with philosophical , lyrical undertones or …

Read more
Medium
Print
Image rights
Courtesy the artist
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
Follow

In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings. In this way, his process and aesthetic concerns are inextricably linked with the narrative power of his work, as in his “Nine Drawings for Projection” series (1989-2003), which depicts two fictional white South Africans navigating the ambiguities of contemporary South Africa. With his highly personal and often quiet works in seeming tension with the brutality of his content, Kentridge expresses a profound ambivalence about his native country.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Whitechapel Gallery Benefit Auction

William Kentridge is as versatile as he is experimental, producing prints, drawings, opera, …

Read more

William Kentridge is as versatile as he is experimental, producing prints, drawings, opera, performance and animated film that combine the poetic and the political. Dealing with weighty subjects such as apartheid, colonialism and totalitarianism, his work is often imbued with philosophical , lyrical undertones or …

Read more
Medium
Print
Image rights
Courtesy the artist
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
Follow

In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings. In this way, his process and aesthetic concerns are inextricably linked with the narrative power of his work, as in his “Nine Drawings for Projection” series (1989-2003), which depicts two fictional white South Africans navigating the ambiguities of contemporary South Africa. With his highly personal and often quiet works in seeming tension with the brutality of his content, Kentridge expresses a profound ambivalence about his native country.

If You Have No Eye, 2014

Linocut printed on a selection of non-archival dictionary pages, collaged and attached with archival tape to a backing sheet of Arches, Cover White, 300gsm
79 1/2 × 42 1/2 in
202 × 108 cm
Edition 15/24
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by William Kentridge