William Kentridge (b. 1955) is a South African draftsman, performer, and filmmaker. Best known for his animated drawings, the central focus of Kentridge's ouevre has been to examine the years before and after apartheid. The artist conflates his autobiography with that of fictionalized characters to relate his narratives, rendering his signature expressive, gestural drawings in black charcoal and ink. In his animations, a single drawing is retouched again and again to create the film stills, with each new image a palimpsest bearing signs of the previous drawing's erasure. The artist continues to live and work in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kentridge's works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Goetz Collection in Munich, among others.
Prints and Multiples
Prints and Multiples Works on Paper