William Kentridge, ‘Universal Archive (Ref. 22)’, 2012, Barbara Edwards Contemporary
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Universal Archive (Ref. 22), 2012

Linocut printed on non-archival pages of Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
18 × 14 in
45.7 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Print
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David Krut Print Workshop
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
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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.

William Kentridge, ‘Universal Archive (Ref. 22)’, 2012, Barbara Edwards Contemporary
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About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
David Krut Print Workshop
William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
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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.

Universal Archive (Ref. 22), 2012

Linocut printed on non-archival pages of Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
18 × 14 in
45.7 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Series by this artist
Other works by William Kentridge