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Cameron Platter was born in 1978, Johannesburg. He graduated in 2001 with a BA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Recent exhibitions include Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive, 55th Venice Biennale; Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now Museum of Modern Art, New York; Rencontres Internationales, The Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris and Haus Der Kultur, Berlin; Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal; Coca- Colonization, Marte Museum, El Salvador; and Absent Heroes, Iziko South African National Gallery.


Known for his ultra-primitive, anti-aesthetic view of contemporary South African morality, Cameron’s process of digital collage found a logical translation into silkscreen with a very richly inked, high-gloss finish in the final print. The ‘undisputed king of Afro-bling’ and ‘an agent provocateur with a sinister agenda’’ draws our attention back to his enduring interests in media, pornography and politics in this work that is interlaced with themes of sex, irony and cynicism.


Cameron’s print was produced in Johannesburg and editioned with Genevieve Wood. Sex Slaves, is a multi-coloured silkscreen printed with solvent-based inks.


Sex Slaves. Silkscreen on archival cotton rag paper. 66.5 x 50.5 cm
Edition of 25. R 4 495

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