Thursday, March 3, 2016

William Kentridge

Throughout my years of studying art, time and time again I come back to an artist who has fused his medium of drawing with cinema, looking at animation with distinctively unique style. That artists is William Kentridge.

Kentridge was born in South Africa in 1955. Much of his work thematically deals with the issue of the dissolution of apartheid, something that he experienced and saw throughout his life. He uses a multitude and a combination of mediums, including film, drawing, sculpture, animation and performance. What inspire's me the most is Kentridge's transformation of his drawings into three dimensional worlds of animation, literally animating his drawings by drawing and erasing on the same page. The result is beautiful and clearly a labor of love.

You can look as his work process HERE

Watch a preview of his piece Johannesburg HERE 

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