Emma Geliot's picture

Ubu Tells the Truth (1996-97) Image Courtesy David Krut Fine Art, New York and London.the artist and David Krut Fine Art, New York and Johannesburg.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

8 March / Mawrth 16 May / Mai | Gallery1 / Oriel 1

William Kentridge is one of South Africa's pre-eminent artists, internationally acclaimed for his films, drawings, theatre and opera productions. He is also an innovative and prolific printmaker; he studied etching at the Johannesburg Art Foundation, and printmaking has remained central to his work ever since. In the past two and a half decades he has produced more than 400 prints, including etchings, engravings, aquatints, silkscreens, linocuts and lithographs, often experimenting with challenging formats and combinations of techniques. Many of his key themes are explored in his prints and he has said that there have been 'many projects that have ended up as either a piece of theatre or an animated film which have their origins in printmaking .

www.Aberystwythartscentre.co.uk A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker is a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre.

Main Image:

Ubu Tells the Truth (1996-97) Image Courtesy David Krut Fine Art, New York and London.the artist and David Krut Fine Art, New York and Johannesburg.

Slider image: Zeno II, 2003 William Kentridge Courtesy David Krut Fine Art, New York and London. the artist and David Krut Fine Art, New York and Johannesburg.