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WILLEM BOSHOFF ARTIST

Featured Works: Complete

Featured Works: Ongoing / In Progress

"WORD ARTIST"

"Boshoff is a word artist, playing with letters and meaning. In this exhibition he is more a statement artist. He has created large works using single words to conjure universes – PIG (a work made out of what looks like hand made paper interwoven with human hair, and enmeshed within it fragments of religious texts that all have a view of the unclean pig) and BULL (which brings to life the idea of a bull market and the bullshit of a capitalist system that underpins it. The piece is covered in thorns calling to mind the crown of thorns and running across it are quotes about money and finance. The ones that caught my eye were “Most people work hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit” – Geoge Carlin and this one “A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money” – WC Fields. His distaste for the US’s cultural imperialism and the more negative aspects of globalized culture underpin much of this exhibition." Laurice TB

WILLEM

"Willem Boshoff is one of South Africa’s foremost conceptual artists with a career spanning more than thirty years. Boshoff works in a variety of media which includes; sculpture, installation, performance and printmaking. His extensive oeuvre reflects his interest in languages, words, plants, nature, materials, science, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and politics. Boshoff’s practice has been described as an encyclopaedic obsession." SMAC GALLERY

 

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