Cameron Platter


  • Cameron Platter - Projects

    Bark Bark Chicken, 2018

    Carved wood, enamel paint
    180 x 60 x 45 cm

    I’m Not Finish Then She Start, 2019

    Carved wood, enamel paint
    250 x 30 x 30 cm

    You Look Like Your Face, 2017

    Carved wood, enamel paint
    200 x 30 x 30 cm

    Eric Hussenot, Paris

    Petit Palais

    Cameron Platter was born in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He lives and works in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Capetown, South Africa. His totem sculptures, assembled from carved wooden facsimiles of ubiquitous, every day, mass-produced objects (cinderblocks, chairs, trashcans, tires, fridges, toilets, loungers, etc.) are three-dimensional and metaphorical monuments, collages, and critiques of those very objects and of their broader aesthetic, cultural, societal, and functional signi cances. He reconceptualizes the fringes of South African’s popular culture, bringing powerful sociopolitical themes to the fore through a deceptively simple visual language. The artist mines everyday subjects in order to incite new meanings amongst issues considered marginal. Platter’s works embody a philosophical way of living and thinking, as a meditation on detritus, consumers, and morality, all channeled into a constellation that examines contemporary excess.

    Photo: Marc Domage

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