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Tuesday, December 13, 2022



(Right: Work by Cameron Platter)

Cameron Platter, who lives and works in KwaZulu-Natal, is represented in the Seeds of the fig, a group sculpture exhibition curated by RESERVOIR at the WITW x KRONE gallery located at the beautiful Twee Jonge Gezellen farm in the heart of Tulbagh.

Renowned for using Durban as his muse for his artistic creativity, interdisciplinary artist Cameron Platter’s vivid mixed-media works explore notions of excess and consumption through the lens of a South African identity. Across drawing, sculpture, painting, and video, the artist’s extensive and diverse oeuvre is characterized by vibrant colors which evoke a playful feeling. He is interested in creating work which is provocative yet universally relatable, touching on themes including sex, beauty, politics, and violence.

Platter’s work was featured in a monumental exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale called Imaginary Fact: Contemporary South African Art and the Archive. The artist often incorporates found objects in his work—including advertisements, posters, or empty energy drink containers—to convey notions about popular culture throughout South Africa and the world in general. Also engaging with ceramic and solid waste, Platter has an extensive number of paintings and other works that he created in collaboration with other artists.

Besides, Platter, artists include: Abdus Salaam; Asemahle Ntlonti; Athi-Patra Ruga; Ben Orkin; Chris Soal; Dominique Edwards; Ibrahim Mahama; Kevin Brand; Kyle Morland; Mia Chaplin; Michele Mathison; Nabeeha Mohamed; Nicola Bailey; Paul Edmunds; Richard Forbes; Rowan Smith; Sanell Aggenbach; Serge Alain Nitegeka; Sophia van Wyk; Tangeni Kambudu; Thamsanqa ‘Thami’ Kiti; Unathi Mkonto, and Wim Botha

The exhibition opens to the public and will run through March 2023. RESERVOIR is a curatorial partnership, founded by Heinrich Groenewald and Shona van der Merwe in 2021. The partnership specialises in collaboration in the contemporary arts community

For more information contact Heinrich at or Shona at