William Kentridge, ‘Untitled (Drawing from Wozzeck 35)’, 2016, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Charcoal and red pencil on Hahnemühle paper, Goodman Gallery
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William Kentridge

Untitled (Drawing from Wozzeck 35), 2016

Charcoal and red pencil on Hahnemühle paper
47 3/5 × 63 in
121 × 160 cm
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Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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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, ‘Untitled (Drawing from Wozzeck 35)’, 2016, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Charcoal and red pencil on Hahnemühle paper, Goodman Gallery
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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

Untitled (Drawing from Wozzeck 35), 2016

Charcoal and red pencil on Hahnemühle paper
47 3/5 × 63 in
121 × 160 cm
.
Sold
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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