This limited offer consists of Cameron Platter’s Sex Slaves and Athi-Patra Ruga’s …ellipsis in three parts
Cameron Platter, Sex Slaves
Silkscreen on archival cotton rag paper
66.5 x 50.5 cm
Edition of 25
Cameron Platter (b. 1978) is based in the KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town, South Africa.
Known for his ultra-primitive, anti-aesthetic view of contemporary South African morality, Cameron’s process of digital collage found a logical translation into silkscreen with a very richly inked, high-gloss finish in the final print. The ‘undisputed king of Afro-bling’ and ‘an agent provocateur with a sinister agenda’’ draws our attention back to his enduring interests in media, pornography and politics in this work that is interlaced with themes of sex, irony and cynicism.
Cameron’s print is a multi-coloured silkscreen printed with solvent-based inks, produced in Johannesburg and editioned with Genevieve Wood.
Athi-Patra Ruga,…ellipsis in three parts
Body paint on Rives BFK cotton paper
Paper: 66.5 x 50.5 cm
Edition of 25
Athi-Patra Ruga (b.1984) is based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.
In this series of prints, Athi has chosen to insert his body directly into the print-making process. Tackling the print convention that is charaterised by a matrix and a press, Athi activated his own body as both image matrix and printing press in a three-part performance that saw the live creation of the print within a gallery context.
…ellipsis in three parts was a three part performance that took place in the Michaelis Galleries on the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh campus with three female performers on three separate days. Both the artist and the performers were covered in body paint and engaged in a violent wrestle during which their bodies marked the paper attached to the gallery walls. The print edition is thus the trace of this live performance.
Please note: because of the nature of this process, each edition of Athi-Patra Ruga’s print has a unique appearance which may differ from the edition depicted.