- William Kentridge
- Small Silhouette 72 (Coffee Pot), 2016
- Laser-cut stainless steel, painted with acrilyc based paint
- 116x69 cm
- Edition of 4
William Kentridge is one of South Africa’s pre-eminent artists, internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions. His work draws on varied sources, including philosophy, literature, early cinema, theatre and opera to create a complex universe where good and evil are complementary and inseparable forces.
The wall-sculptures made of steel painted in black are silhouette of objects and faces related to Italy. Kentridge’s work is signed by his interest on everyday objects, places and things. His drawings recall the 20th Century Expressionism.
The work, that combines a frieze cinematic sequences with drawings and performance, narrative and figurative representation, fixity and inconstancy of the images, evokes - through the magic of shadows that simultaneously generate illusions and meanings - the journey of migrants and all those who go towards unknown directions. The exodus takes place in the history of Rome and Italy.