Cameron Platter - Better, 2015 (detail)

Cameron Platter

June 10, 2013

Cameron Platter is a South African artist whose practice is devoted to fragmented phenomena of contemporary reality both in the local and global context. As a matter of fact, he combines the aesthetic of graffiti art and comics with everyday experiences and subjects in order to accentuate the rebellious spirit of the South African popular culture. Namely, Platter is exploring the very notion of identity in contemporary terms by exposing different layers of dysfunctional reality.

His work is held in the permanent collections of the relevant institutions such as New York MoMA, the Iziko South African National Gallery, and the South African Zeitz Collection, to mention a few. Platter was also featured in numerous reviews in influential magazines like The New York Times, The Guardian, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Artforum.

Featured image: Cameron Platter - Better, 2015 (detail). Pencil on paper. 39 2/5 × 55 1/10 in. 100 × 140 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger