This limited offer consists of Cameron Platter’s Sex Slaves and Dineo Seshee Bopape’s Chat-Scat
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.
Dineo Seshee Bopape, Chat-Scat
Silkscreen print on archival cotton rag paper
66 x 50.5 cm
Edition of 25
This remarkable many-coloured screenprint has been commissioned especially for ArtThrob. It was printed at Caversham Press by Malcolm Christian, assisted by Alex Shabalala, in KwaZulu-Natal where Bopape worked in residence. Bopape’s work is characterised by an evocative and deeply personal interest in locating herself in space and time. This manifests as a dance between surface and screen, personal history, and the banality of ordinary objects and moments. In Chat-Scat, the television test pattern and quote from an online chat forum explore a particular immaterial aspect of the virtual techno-scape, whilst simultaneously claiming that space for the artist’s personal history.