Posts Tagged ‘cape town’

Artist of the moment……..Anton Kannemeyer


Anton Kannemeyer is a South African artist renown for his cartoons depicting modern day problems with an emphasis on race relations.

Anton Kannemeyer was born in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 1967. He sometimes uses the moniker Joe Dog.

Kannemeyer earned a M.F.A. from the University of Stellenbosch located in South Africa. Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist receives much hate mail from fellow South Africans about his views on race relations.

Below a clip featuring Kannemeyer talking about a show that took place in 2011:

Other artists I have profiled that include racial satire as a key element in the work include Kerry James Marshall and Kara Walker.



Artist of the moment……Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas is a modern artist born in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 1953. Her favorite subjects are people with many works dealing with the genre of mother and child. For her artistic education Dumas attended the University of Cape Town.

price range information: Works in oils have broken the one million dollar mark at auction. Watercolours range $25,000 to the low six figures. Lithographs range $5,000 to $20,000.

Growing up in South Africa, where television wasn’t available until 1976, photography inspired the artist. One American photographer whose work she admired was Diane Arbus, a master at capturing emotion on film. Below an example of Arbus’ photographic work.


Is now based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In this clip we visit the show taking place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City  featuring Marlene Dumas with our beloved art admirer James Kalm:

The artist usually works with black and white imagery as she tries to capture and promote emotion in her figures. Dumas enjoys using oils on canvas or ink on paper.

Has had exhibitions in the United States at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, California and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.