Anton Kannemeyer applies pressure where it hurts; he scratches, and he stings.
For over thirty years, the works of this South African artist, co-founder of the magazine Bitterkomix, have made for uncomfortable viewing, shaking us out of our complacency and raising the question of what artistic creation is really for.
Closeting himself away like a monk (a laughing monk) in his cell, Kannemayer exposes the absurdity of the stereotypes we so readily embrace. Confronting issues such as racism and prejudice head on, he forces us to look where others avert their gaze, systematically challenging – with both rigour and gusto – the vacuousness of our age and denouncing the levelling down that inevitably flows from the excesses of the “cancel culture”.
Huberty & Breyne first began collaborating with Anton Kannemayer in 2018 and is delighted to be hosting the first gallery exhibition of the artist’s work in France.
The gallery’s main display area will be devoted to works on canvas and paper, with the first floor reserved for informed adult viewing of a series of drawings co-produced with Kannemayer’s friend Conrad Botes and published by La 5e Couche in L'art érotique d'Anton Kannemeyer et Conrad Botes.
Preview: Thursday 23 September 2021 from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm, in the presence of the artist.
Works available to view online from Friday 24 September 2021.