Marlene Dumas b 1953, South Africa. This extraordinary artist, famous for her figurative work, started her life in the wine farmlands of the Southern Cape. Attending Michaelis Art School in the 1970’s, she graduated with a degree in Fine Art.
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William Kentridge b 1955, South Africa.
This brilliant, contemporary African artist is best known for his charcoal drawings and his film work, followed closely by his exploration into creating prints, tapestries and sculptures. In truth, there is scarcely an art medium or discipline that he hasn’t explored and excelled at.
Willie Bester, b 1956, Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa.
This extra-ordinary, visionary African artist has played an essential role in the developing maturity of contemporary South African art. Seen below is a piece from one of his latest collections ‚Social Engineering‘ shown in Johannesburg at Melrose gallery.