South African artist Cameron Platter, represented by Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna, Austria), shared “Inside my head” with 1-54, a virtual and conceptual studio visit.
Cameron Platter makes stories, pictures and projects that are documents of contemporary morality, filling the ordinary and marginal with incendiary new meaning. His work addresses morality in all its guises, using stories appropriated from universal narratives to build a political commentary around life in contemporary South Africa. Platter’s works embody a philosophical way of living and thinking, as a meditation on detritus and consumer cultures — all channeled into a constellation that examines excess in modernity. Many of his works are parts of on-going series and experiments, results of collaboration with weavers, carvers, ceramists and sound artists.