CAMERON PLATTER

CAMERON PLATTER
CAMERON PLATTER_ CRUDE OIL 3 (2011)

CRUDE OIL 3 (2011)

100 x 100 cm / 39.4 x 39.4 inch
bleached and screen printed silk tapestry
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

PORTRAIT_

Cameron Platter was born in 1978, Johannesburg. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town in 2001. International exhibitions include »Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now«, Museum of Modern Art, New York; »Rencontres Internationales«, The Centre Georges Pompidou Paris; the Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal.
He makes stories, pictures, and objects that are documents of contemporary morality; using the themes appropriated from the univeral concerns of sex, love, violence, beauty, advertising, food, battle scene, pornography, writing, politics, religion, dancing, lust, greed, things falling apart, and spaceships.
His work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York and the Izika South African National Gallery. His work has been highlighted by The New York Times, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, Artforum and Art South Africa.
He lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Cameron Platter wurde 1987 in Johannesburg geboren. 2001 schloss er die Michael School of Fine Art mit einem BFA in Malerei ab. Es folgten internationale Ausstellungen, unter anderem »Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now«, Museum of Modern Art, New York; »Rencontres Internationales«, The Centre Georges Pompidou Paris; außerdem auf der Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal.
Er kreiert Geschichten, Bilder und Objekte, die Dokumente zeitgenössischer Moral zum Gegenstand haben; dabei bedient er sich entsprechender Elemente aus den universellen Belangen von Sex, Liebe, Gewalt, Schönheit, Werbung, Essen, Kampfszenen, Pornografie, Schreiben, Politik, Religion, Tanz, Lust, Gier, auseinanderdriftende Dinge und Raumschiffe.
Sein Werk ist Teil der ständigen Sammlung des MoMA, New York und der Izika South African National Gallery. Berichte über seine Arbeiten erschienen in The New York Times, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, Artforum und Art South Africa.
Er lebt und arbeitet in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.